Hey there Blazer faithful. I haven't been commenting much around these parts lately, but I still read just about everything Dave posts and try and keep up on the recommended readings and comments. So yes, I am watching you.
But today I am here with my annual problem that I am hoping you can help me out with. You see, I am a season ticket holder and I have been for a while now. However, as I am still not in the Portland region (or the America "region") I am not in a very good position to use them. So, I am offering them up again like I did last year and the year before to the Blazers faithful on this site. This will likely be my last year though as I am aiming to be back in town in either April or definitely by the summer of 2011.
Now, I have had some people who buy tickets in chunks off me every year, and they had first crack at it. Still, being that I have 2 completely different pairs of season tickets, I have far too many tickets. Obviously being out of the country, it's just difficult for everyone involved if I have to pawn these off one at a time through the course of the year. So I put what I have left up here at face value so you can get tickets to the games that you want, and it saves me and my family the stress. Plus you guys get tickets that half-season ticket holders weren't even allowed to touch even when strip clubs and reefer were the only real motivation behind the players being on the floor, not to mention saving services fees for getting not so good seats from the box office. Basically, I have a pair of Upper levels and lower levels. So here's what's left of my 118 row C stash:
A (goes with D tickets)
Denver 11/18, Utah 12/30, Denver 2/25, Dallas 3/15, Thunder 4/1
B (goes with C tickets)
NO 11/26, NY 1/11, Houston 1/2, Chicago 2/7, Houston 3/1
C (goes with B tickets)
Golden State 12 /18 (sat), Sac. 1/24, NO 2/16, Atlanta 2/27, Golden State 4/5
D (goes with A tickets)
Minnesota 12/17, Minnesota 1/17, Clippers 1/20, Cleveland 3/17, Washington 3/22,
So the price at the gate for these type of tickets, except with that variable pricing scheme they have going, are $75. In case you might have missed my post last year, here's how it works; I have done my best to try and divide the games up into different tiers depending on competition, date and time factors. You have to match one of the upper tier games with the corresponding lower tier and you get both games at face value. Tier A goes with tier D, B goes with C. So, for instance if you want to see the Dallas game you would have to take a Minnesota game as well (or Cleveland or Washington). If you were after say a Denver game, you would have to match that with the Sacramento game or the like.
I've also had upper level season tickets for a while. I have split the season with someone since just about the get-go, know the neighbors and I have more ties to those seats, so they are chewed up pretty good before you get a shot at them. They are section 334 front row aisle, and they are right behind the Blazers bench. They are $55 a ticket and this is what I have left:
Orlando 12/9, Utah 12/30, SA 3/25
Denver 11/18, Houston 1/2, NO 2/16, Denver 2/25
Suns 12/7, Golden State 12/18, Sac. 1/24, Golden State 4/5
Toronto 11/6, Minnesota 1/17, Cleveland 3/17
This is the Blazers 3D Seat Viewer if you want to check out the seats.
If you are looking to go to a bunch of games in future seasons, but don't like the options that that are here then let me know and I'll try and put somethign together if there is enough interest. I have pretty good priority, so I can add decent seats farily easily for future years. a few other people would have to be into it too. You could let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org or discuss in the comments seaction. I'll let anyone who emails me know if there's enough interest to move forward with something. We can work out a fair arrangement with playoffs, better choice of tickets (draft style or any other ideas you may have) and price breaks similar to what the Blazers offer if you're interested in a set. Obviously can't give such options to someone just grabbing 2 games off of me. Sorry to those of you just grabbing 2 games off of me. So back to the here and now...
As for how the transaction would take place, basically leave the games you want in the comments section. First come first serve (but you have to match it like I stated or it is an invalid pick). Also leave your email address. I would get your address, send you the tickets and then you pay. Of course I can cancel the ticket if you don't buck up. Then, if you try and use the tickets and someone else does as well, security gets involved, the cops get called and someone has problems. I actually was busy last year during playoff season this past year with moving. I sent playoff tickets last minute to someone I found on this site, on faith and through my own volition, after talking with them for some time about splitting one of my season with me. They never even tried to reimburse me for the playoff game. Obviously I'll be a little more guarded about such a thing this year, but I don't think one bad apple should stop me from offering this since that was the only problem I had in 2 years. I've also run into some really good people who I work with year after year and hopefully will get to share a beer with at some point in the not too distant future as well through this.
Any questions or problems, just let me know. I try and be flexible, but at the same time still reasonable. I'll also do my best to update this somewhat regularly. Other than that, have at it.