The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today a series of... initiatives for their season ticket holders in 2009. These initiatives include: (1) freezing the price of full, half and 20-game season ticket packages for the 2009 season, (2) introducing four new value-priced full season plans and (3) offering an extended payment plan for all renewing and new season ticket holders.
It will be the seventh consecutive season without a price increase for Pirates season ticket holders, the longest current stretch of any Major League Baseball team.
"...We understand that we are all facing tough economic times and, as a result, we chose not to increase our season ticket prices for full season, forty- and twenty-game season ticket plans," said Pirates President Frank Coonelly.
This is good for those of you who have season tickets, but I note the "seventh consecutive season without a price increase for Pirates season ticket holders the longest current stretch of any Major League Baseball team" with irony, given the other thing the Pirates are doing for more consecutive seasons than any other team. I don't think they can raise prices again until they start winning--remember last time they tried to do that? Raise ticket prices, I mean?