Braves launch online service to share season tickets

The Braves have launched a new online service to help both current and prospective season ticket holders share and distribute their tickets. It’s available at braves.com/sharedtickets.

It’s a tool that allows prospective season tickets holders to find partners to share tickets with by browsing other accounts for seat locations, price and dates that appeal to them. Current season ticket holders can also use it to invite friends, family and colleagues to join their group, as well as to manage the distribution of tickets.

The service is free.

“This innovative and easy-to-use online tool will give fans who are interested in purchasing season tickets the opportunity to find partners to share the cost and will help our current season ticket holders organize and distribute their tickets,” Braves executive vice president of sales and marketing Derek Schiller said in a release. “We feel strongly that this is a simple way for fans to find others who share the same passion for Braves baseball and become an Atlanta Braves season ticket holder.”

- Carroll Rogers, the Braves blog.

74 comments Add your comment

justin1

January 24th, 2011
11:52 am

Braves Fan

January 24th, 2011
11:59 am

Yep

January 24th, 2011
12:04 pm

Good job guys

Daniel's Dawgs

January 24th, 2011
12:06 pm

You do because you read the article!!!!!

Braves Fan1

January 24th, 2011
12:09 pm

Is anyone else still angry that Marta no longer services Turner Field? I mean, what major city doesn’t have a public transportation option to its baseball field? It’s ridiculous!

Fish Bisch

January 24th, 2011
12:11 pm

why spend hard earned money on watching players over the hill players like chipper jones try to relive their glory days?

jw

January 24th, 2011
12:12 pm

Who Cares?….the Braves….work ur rear off to make the playoffs, then get out in the first round…what else is new?..

davidsonrva

January 24th, 2011
12:20 pm

A lot of no-nothings up in here.

CarDog77

January 24th, 2011
12:21 pm

You guys need to get a life. If you aren’t a fan, then get off the blog. You might have the money to go if you weren’t on your computer in the middle of a weekday.

davidsonrva

January 24th, 2011
12:22 pm

*KNOW-nothings guh

AT

January 24th, 2011
12:29 pm

@BravesFan1: Don’t blame Marta for the service cuts. They are the largest transit system in the country that gets no state funding (Funding mostly by Dekalb and Fulton taxpayers). Blame the backwards state we live in where they treat public transit as a political issue.

Big Braves Fan

January 24th, 2011
12:37 pm

The Braves need to quit focusing on sharing season tickets and stop deceiving season ticket holders. DOB I wished you would do an article on how the Braves sent out notices saying you would receive 2010 prices if you paid by a certain time. Then when we got our invoice the prices had gone up.I have already checked with a local news group to do a special on this. They are VERY INTERESTED!!!!
This is the reward we get for being faithful to the Braves for so many years!!!!

Just Saying...

January 24th, 2011
12:45 pm

I suspected this internet thing would have some real utility eventually…

be_brave

January 24th, 2011
12:46 pm

The Braves Shuttle is not necessarily dead yet. According to an assistant that Frank Wren tossed this question to at a post-season Q&A session for season ticket holders last fall, MARTA is contractually obligated to the Braves to provide a shuttle service and he said that the Braves were pursuing this to insure that there would be a shuttle this season. I had never heard of this “contractual obligation” before this Q&A and have not heard it referenced anywhere since. All i know is what I heard. The assistant answered the question, but Frank Wren had asked him to. Anyone else know anything about this?

Broker Than All Hell

January 24th, 2011
12:48 pm

I just bought tickets…alright!!!! However, my mortgage is behind, my cars are behind, my teeth are falling out, and my ex is suing me for my manhood. But, I’ll be watching some damn baseball!!!!

Richard Dawson

January 24th, 2011
12:52 pm

“You guys need to get a life. If you aren’t a fan, then get off the blog. You might have the money to go if you weren’t on your computer in the middle of a weekday.”

Posted at 12:21pm on a Monday. Priceless stupidity.

Richard Dawson

January 24th, 2011
12:54 pm

More for you Cardog77: a) your comment “If you aren’t a fan, then get off the blog” is prima facie stupid. It’s “fans” like you that ruin it for everybody. b) most ultra-rich people I know aren’t tied down to traditional jobs and can be on their computers whenever they want to.

Jerome

January 24th, 2011
12:55 pm

GO RED SOX !

jw

January 24th, 2011
1:01 pm

I like the idea – gives family and friends a chance to purchase tickets and not have to be in the same town – cool!

Why bother posting if you could care less? – Stop wasting our electrons and go blow some smoke on the Falcons and Hawks blog – you ought to be full of vile by now, considering both teams in the Most Exceptional Bowl beat the Falcons this year! geez

dear jerome

January 24th, 2011
1:14 pm

isn’t it like 23 below in Boston right now? you need to be more concerned that Fenway hasn’t frozen up like a popsicle and cracks into a million pieces!

jw - the nice one

January 24th, 2011
1:25 pm

sorry – noticed another jw with vile and venom spewing – so my “I like the idea” post should be from jw – the nice one – not the venomous one!

Billy Jack's Barbecue & Shrimp Co.

January 24th, 2011
1:25 pm

I predict the internet is merely a fad. Great baseball (and good food) never go out of style. Bring on Spring Training.

Capt. Obvious

January 24th, 2011
1:26 pm

Hip hip hooray.

Unknown Hinson

January 24th, 2011
1:47 pm

Ahh, cannot wait for Braves ST in FL this year.

n

January 24th, 2011
2:07 pm

Hope to hear more about Braves shuttle soon. If no Marta maybe a private company will provide a shuttle. Sure would be nice.

Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans

January 24th, 2011
2:24 pm

If I knew folks would ride shuttle-mules to Turner Field, I’d buy a pack. Too drunk to drive post-game, for added fee just ride mule home.

justin1

January 24th, 2011
2:36 pm

Here tickie tickie

January 24th, 2011
2:40 pm

The service is free, but wait till you see the ticket prices!

I go to Turner field a few times a year but I sure would go more if it were a little cheaper, a little closer, and easier to get in/out of.

Lefty

January 24th, 2011
2:47 pm

How is this service different than StubHub? I haven’t bought a ticket anywhere but StubHub for over 4 years. Why would I? The seats are better, the prices are lower, and you don’t have to pay the ridiculous TicketMaster fees!!

Lefty

January 24th, 2011
2:55 pm

I’ve been to 7 different ballparks in the last few years and the only two places I didn’t use public transit were in Atlanta & Dallas. I think it’s safe to say that I’d be at 10-15 more Braves games each year if getting to Turner Field was as easy as getting to a Mets game (too bad I hate the Mets,..but the train does drop you off at the front entrance).

dw

January 24th, 2011
3:01 pm

AT@12:29
I live in South Ga. and its not my place to pay for Marta. The State has enough to pay..look at the schools, roads & etc..get a life.

Section 303

January 24th, 2011
3:04 pm

Lefty, wouldn’t you agree that StubHub’s fees are just as bad, often worse?

And, I agree with you on the public transportation issue. I’ve been to every MLB park, but 9 (Min, Sea, Ari, SF, Tex, Fla, TB, Chi Sox, KC). Almost every park has public transportation that drops you off at the door. MARTA has got to be the worst public transportation system I have ever seen.

Falcon Josh

January 24th, 2011
3:07 pm

if you watch or listen to first inning of 90% of games outside stadium after that you can buy dugout seats for $10. NO joke!!!

bravesgrl4life

January 24th, 2011
3:22 pm

I live 60 miles north of Turner Field, and for most games, I can drive right into the Blue or Green lots. Getting out isn’t always so easy, but getting in there is not that bad.

Hughdaman

January 24th, 2011
3:22 pm

The only full Marta bus you ever see is the Braves shuttle and want cancel this route?

JR

January 24th, 2011
3:27 pm

Marta makes money when people ride their trains or buses.

Marta was losing money on the Braves shuttle.

Given that the trains and buses were always packed with fare-paying patrons during Braves games, can someone please explain how both of those first two sentences can be true?

And furthermore, if they were losing money on the Braves shuttle, given the enormous demand, wouldn’t the sensible thing to do be to raise the fare on the Braves shuttle to a level at which they no longer lose money.

Philly Fan

January 24th, 2011
3:31 pm

only in the “City of Division Championships” do you not have public transportation to a Braves game !

LMAO !!!!!

Maybe Chipper can drive the bus – when he ain’t playing !!!!!!!

n

January 24th, 2011
3:36 pm

Taken marta to every single game I’ve gone to, easiest way to get in and out. Even a guy from chicago said it was easier then getting out of Wrigley Field. So no complaints here, sure beats driving.

bevo

January 24th, 2011
3:43 pm

I park in the grass lot across from blue lot or blue lot. Easy in and out. Ive never taken marta. From some posts I gather that if the state was in charge of marta it would be better….

When does gov’t make anything better or effecient?

BLH

January 24th, 2011
3:49 pm

The MARTA service was nice, but how about a return to the glory days when everyone got off at the Georgia State station right by the Capitol and walked about a mile to the stadium? As a kid I used to love walking amongst the throngs of people over the highway, on the bridge with the funny fence.

Also, why is it that for every sporting event I have been to in Atlanta, MARTA seems to never to what is logical and ramp up service?

JR

January 24th, 2011
3:55 pm

“I live in South Ga. and its not my place to pay for Marta. The State has enough to pay..look at the schools, roads & etc..get a life.”

Here’s an idea. How about the state takes all the revenue generated in the Atlanta Metro area and spend it only in the Atlanta metro. And then take all the revenue generated outside the Atlanta Metro area, and only spend that outside the Atlanta Metro area. Then there would be plenty of money for Marta, and none of it would be coming from you. Of course, all your roads would be dirt, and your kids would be going to school in grass huts. But doggone it, you wouldn’t be spending any of your money on Marta.
The point is, you benefit from the revenue generated from a major city like Atlanta being in your state. And one of the things a city like Atlanta needs to be successful is decent public transportation. The state spending money on Marta is an investment that’s long overdue. What we need is leaders who will make that point rather than politicians that only pander to people like you.

Cannon

January 24th, 2011
3:58 pm

@Here tickie tickie

In 2010 the Braves had the second lowest ticket prices in Major League Baseball. Not being able to afford a ticket is the lamest excuse I’ve heard.

SexyCool

January 24th, 2011
4:12 pm

Why doesn’t the team offer its own shuttle service from the closest MARTA stations?

Seems as if they could work out some sort of service/seasonal agreement with MARTA to put to use some of their *obviously* unused buses.

Trip Carey

January 24th, 2011
4:23 pm

I need a hot dog and beer then maybe throw in some peanuts. Take me out to the ballpark and I am happy. Go Braves, I can’t wait until first pitch

FYI

January 24th, 2011
4:42 pm

@Cannon,

Just because the Braves had the 2nd lowest ticket price in Baseball, does not mean that the tickets are affordable. Ticket prices are relative.

The information you reference is “average” ticket price. Could it be that the cheap seats sell out rather quicky?

MannyT

January 24th, 2011
4:44 pm

It’s a good idea. Maybe some want to coordinate sitting near people they like. If you are locked into a location for the entire season, it’s a better experience if you are not caught behind that guy that curses the opponent all the time…unless you prefer to sit near him.

FYI

January 24th, 2011
4:45 pm

ATLfan15

January 24th, 2011
4:46 pm

@FYI: the cheap seats NEVER sell out. last year, we went to five games, at the last minute, for $5 (or less, skyline tix were $1). you can also bring in your own food and drinks (in plastic bottles). if that’s not affordable for a major league baseball game, then i don’t know what to tell you.

FYI

January 24th, 2011
4:47 pm

Glenn

January 24th, 2011
5:01 pm

@AT – Public transit *IS* a political issue. Anytime you force someone else to pay for something they don’t want, it becomes political.

kaygeeone

January 24th, 2011
5:34 pm

Go Braves, Go Braves, Go Braves. I will save for the games I wanna see in person. Other than that….I’ll watch them on the boob-tube.

sheeesh

January 24th, 2011
5:41 pm

Why is it that everyone complaining on here sounds like Skip Caray?

MCfromSouthGA

January 24th, 2011
5:47 pm

DW – I am from South Georgia and now live outside Atlanta. Clue: if you have a utility, chances are high you are supported by people in Atlanta. That includes people who use public transit to get to work and help you. Truth for all of us is non-Atlanta needs Atlanta, and Atlanta needs non-Atlanta. That is why we have state government.

DZ

January 24th, 2011
8:12 pm

GO RED SOX and take all your @#$%&*^ fans with you back to Massachusetts.

dw

January 24th, 2011
10:34 pm

I lived in Atlanta 25 years before moving south….I know all the BS…JR u sound like the guy from Dallas…stupid. JR I done agree with you on some other Braves views.
MC..I see your point about State Govt. but there is alot more to it than that.

When I was in Atlanta Marta wasted millions of $$$..go back and check. I agree Marta should run to the games. At one point I missed 6 home games in a 5 year period and drove in everyday from Smyrna. It would have been great to have had Marta. Thats water under the dam now.

Najeh Davenpoop

January 24th, 2011
11:16 pm

I take MARTA to GSU station and make the 10 minute walk to Turner Field every time I go, walking past cars stuck in standstill traffic waiting to get to the parking lots. The one time I tried to drive to a Braves game I got inside in the 3rd inning because it took me as long to park as it did to drive there, and even the Braves shuttle wasn’t ever exactly convenient or speedy. Get up off your asses and do a little walking, it won’t kill you.

BraveFan

January 25th, 2011
5:36 am

How about giving regualar fans a shot at the Suntrust seats behind home plate!!!! The seats are snatched up by corporations and NOBODY SHOWS UP! Stupid! Real fans will never get a chance to seat there. Some of those seats need to be for the REAL fans.

BigJohn

January 25th, 2011
8:11 am

I wish they had train service to Atlanta! We “outsiders” could hop a train in Augusta, Albany, Columbus, etc. and arrive in Atlanta at a MARTA station for further transport to the game. Then we could have some adult beverages and not worry about having to drive (which is what we HAVE to do NOW because MARTA isn’t an option!)

We usually buy some of the special packages of weekend games and then drive to arrive 2 hours early and never have a problem with parking. NOW leaving is another matter BUT not really too bad…Go Braves!

Brave New World

January 25th, 2011
8:48 am

Jerome January 24th, 2011 12:55 pm GO RED SOX !

Great post Jerome, now hurry up and get ready for middle school before mommy pulls your Red Sox Snuggy off you.

stynes

January 25th, 2011
10:48 am

Tool looks promising – I’ve wanted the Braves to offer something similar for some time. My only complaint is calling it “free.” The site is free to signup, etc. but if you actually sell your tickets… well… you pay for that. They describe it as “a small service fee.” I can’t seem to find any additional details without signing up, which I haven’t done yet.

DOB – you have any additional info on this?

joedub

January 25th, 2011
10:50 am

This is an excellent idea. I can’t wait to go in on some season tickets with somebody. It’s like a baseball stadium timeshare.

Why is better than Stubhub? Because it isn’t scalpers! All tickets will be at face value. But if you wanna support some of the lowest creatures in the sporting world, hit up stubhub.

MARTA blows. Period. I can drive from Smyrna and be parked in my seat at the Ted within 25 minutes. Either ride MARTA to GSU and walk, or learn how to drive around the city. There are other ways to get there beside the downtown connector, you know!!

Carroll Rogers

January 25th, 2011
10:59 am

Stynes, I haven’t been given any additional info. Will let you know if I find out more.

CarDog77

January 25th, 2011
11:02 am

You see, I’m not complaining about money and sitting around complaining about it on a blog. I have a job. Thank you though ‘Richard Dawson’.
Sporting events cost money, if anything, we are fortunate our ticket prices are no where near the cost of most professional teams. We have a bunch of crybabies as fans. No wonder we are known for having apathetic fans, the Chipper Jones haters and the rest of them aren’t true fans.

Independence Jones

January 25th, 2011
11:10 am

An alternative to the Braves ticket sharing site can be found at “myticketgroups.com”. This free service is more useful for fans that already have a group of people who share season tickets. It’s more of a
ticket management service than a “find people to share” service. It’s also good for other sports and other teams.

running rhino

January 25th, 2011
12:17 pm

AT is right on the mark about Marta. As for all y’all already predicting making to the playoffs and losing – you need be following the Yankees updates. Real Braves fans are here for a life time.

brave fan

January 25th, 2011
12:45 pm

whats AT right about rhino? Sorry but can’t agree…do agree on real Braves here for a life time.

O-me

January 25th, 2011
2:40 pm

Where did all the Braves bloggers go?

Anna

January 25th, 2011
3:09 pm

@Big Braves Fan, I renewed my tickets before that date, and my prices didn’t go up…

Ever think that maybe it’s something YOU did or didn’t do? The Braves Season Ticket Holder Staff has always been more than accommodating and helpful in taking care of the season ticket holders.

Choppinmama

January 25th, 2011
6:45 pm

2 Braves-related items on my bucket list: sit in the SunTrust seats for a game ( I WILL pay attention to the game), and somehow, for some reason, get to throw out a first pitch. Then I’ll take back the ball from McLouth and die a happy death right there at home plate!

stynes

January 25th, 2011
9:50 pm

CR – Thanks. And sorry I didn’t realize you were posting rather than DOB!

Joe

January 25th, 2011
10:27 pm

The Braves will make it past the first round and go beyond. Philadelphia’s job is to lose in the first round with a bunch of old men at the front of their rotation.

Dugout111

January 26th, 2011
1:46 pm

I am gonna miss the Lexus lot this season! :(

justin1

January 27th, 2011
6:11 pm

Just listened to a Jordan Schaefer interview. I cant wait to see him knock Nate out of center field.
After all, he was our number 1 prospect a few years ago. Nate has dont an okay job for us, with the exception of last year, but he was, in fact, just a stopgap for Jordan after he got hurt. I just hope Fredi knows how to put together a lineup better than Bobby. If managing was purely putting together lineups, I think I could win us 100 games with the players we have this year.

1. Schaefer Or 1. Schaefer
2. Prado 2. Prado (3b)
3. Chipper 3. Mac
4. Uggla 4. Uggla
5. Mac 5. Heyward
6. Heyward 6. Freeman
7. Freeman 7. Gonz
8. Gonzo 8. Mather/Hinske

Nate will be traded either by the end of Spring Training or by mid-July.

Lefty

January 29th, 2011
12:24 pm

joedub, I don’t know if you’ve ever used StubHub, but I almost always pay LESS than face value for tickets. Sure, if you want to go to a sold out event the prices will rise, but most regular season baseball games are not sold out (the exception being the Red Sox where one will pay a premium – but you can get great seats). I had lower level seats 18 rows behind the 3rd base dugout last year for $26. I also had front row seats next to the press box for $35. Those are just season ticket holders selling their seats for whatever the market will pay, which in Atlanta is frequently less than face value. So I repeat, how is this BETTER than StubHub.

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