Lugnuts Notes: 1996 Ticket Package Analysis and Comparison

This is obsolete information. Please don’t act on it. Thanks.


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Single-game tickets are now on sale at the Olds Park ticket office. They are also available for telephone purchase at (517) 485-4500. There is a surcharge for phone sales.


Here is information comparing the various Lugnuts’ ticket packages for 1996. Packages 35B, 20C, 10E and 10F got what was left over after the original package sets were prepared (and sold). That doesn’t mean the packages are bad, but does mean you’ll be going in mid-week more often and you’ll be less likely to see the other Michigan teams. They’re certainly still worth buying.

Please don’t ask me about ticket purchases; my only relationship with the team is I’m a season ticket holder. The Lugnut phone number is (517) 485-4500. Thank you.

A few notes:

  • Seats for the season ticket packages are close to the field.
  • Season packages come in three price ranges, beginning at $385.
  • Some season ticket packages have been sold out.
  • The 35-game packages have seats all around the infield edge, behind and among the season-ticket packages..
  • Package 35A is sold out.
  • The twenty-game packages have seats near the dugouts.
  • Packages 20A and 20B are expected to sell out.
  • The ten-game packages have seats behind home plate.
  • Packages 10A, 10B, 10C, and 10D are sold out.

The team is reported to have sold 7,000 packages for the 1996 season, amounting to over 330,000 presold tickets; their announced target for 1996 ticket sales is 500,000. That’s really quite impressive. Last season Quad City and Fort Wayne each sold over 250,000 tickets to finish third and fourth in the league’s attendance race, and were considered extremely successful. (The 1995 MWL leaders: Kane County sold 477,550. West Michigan’s 507,989 is the Single A record.)

The packages are not discounted from single-game prices. Seats should be available for most games. Single-game tickets will begin at $3.50, top price will be $5.50. Getting good seats for weeknight games should not be a problem. It appears that many weekend games will be sold out in advance.


Next year, I’ll post this when it’s more useful. [Author’s note: I did so.]

Season and 35-Game Packages

Games by Month

                Season  35A  35B
  April             10    6    4
  May               18    7   11
  June              14    8    6
  July              12    6    6
  August            16    8    8

Games by Weekday

                Season  35A  35B
  Sunday            12    7    5
  Monday            11    0   11
  Tuesday            7    0    7
  Wednesday          9    2    7
  Thursday           9    4    5
  Friday            11   11    0
  Saturday          11   11    0

Interesting….

                Season  35A  35B
  Day Games         14    8    6
  Busiest Week       6    4    4
  Long Stand         8    4    4
  Long Break         9   11   13
  Teams Played      13   13   13?

Against Eastern Division

                Season  35A  35B
  Battle Creek       8    6    2
  Grand Rapids      10    8    2
  South Bend         8    2    6
  Fort Wayne         8    2    6

Against Other Divisions

                Season  35A  35B
  Central           16   10    6
  Western           20    7   13

Special Events

                Season  35A  35B
  Fireworks          5    4    1
  Televised         10    6    4
  Major Promotions   1    1    0
  Opener             X    X   
  Last Game          X    X   

20-Game Packages

Games by Month

                  20A  20B  20C
  April             4    4    2
  May               4    4    5
  June              5    4    4
  July              3    3    4
  August            4    5    5

Games by Weekday

                  20A  20B  20C
  Sunday            3    4    4
  Monday            1    0    6
  Tuesday           0    0    6
  Wednesday         2    1    2
  Thursday          4    3    2
  Friday            5    6    0
  Saturday          5    6    0

Interesting….

                  20A  20B  20C
  Day Games         2    5    5
  Busiest Week      2    2    2
  Long Stand        1    2    2
  Long Break       16   12   15
  Teams Played     11   12   10?

Against Eastern Division

                  20A  20B  20C
  Battle Creek      3    5    0
  Grand Rapids      5    3    2
  South Bend        1    1    4
  Fort Wayne        0    2    3

Against Other Divisions

                  20A  20B  20C
  Central           7    5    3
  Western           4    4    8

Special Events

                  20A  20B  20C
  Fireworks         1    3    1
  Televised         4    3    2
  Major Promotions  0    1    0
  Opener            X
  Last Game              X

10-Game Packages

Games by Month

                 10A  10B  10C  10D  10E  10F
  April            2    2    2    2    1    1
  May              2    2    2    2    2    3
  June             2    2    3    2    2    2
  July             1    2    1    2    2    2
  August           3    2    2    2    3    2

Games by Weekday

                 10A  10B  10C  10D  10E  10F
  Sunday           2    1    3    1    0    4
  Monday           0    0    0    1    4    2
  Tuesday          0    0    0    0    4    2
  Wednesday        2    1    0    0    1    1
  Thursday         1    2    2    2    1    1
  Friday           2    2    3    4    0    0
  Saturday         3    4    2    2    0    0

Interesting….

                 10A  10B  10C  10D  10E  10F
  Day Games        2    2    3    1    1    4
  Busiest Week     1    1    1    2    1    1
  Long Stand       1    1    1    2    1    1
  Long Break      23   21   22   26   28   27
  Teams Played     6    7    7    8    8    9

Against Eastern Division

                 10A  10B  10C  10D  10E  10F
  Battle Creek     3    4    1    0    0    0
  Grand Rapids     2    0    4    2    1    1
  South Bend       0    1    0    1    2    2
  Fort Wayne       2    0    0    0    2    1

Against Other Divisions

                 10A  10B  10C  10D  10E  10F
  Central          3    3    3    3    1    2
  Western          0    2    2    4    4    4

Special Events

                 10A  10B  10C  10D  10E  10F
  Fireworks        1    2    0    1    0    1
  Televised        2    2    2    1    0    2
  Major Promotions 0    0    1    0    0    0
  Opener           X
  Last Game             X