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Season Tickets . . . to a sports bar?

Mar 12, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

Darren Rovell reports on something new:

Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill is opening near Fenway Park next week with a twist.

It’s selling season tickets.

For
a one-time $500 fee, patrons will get a guaranteed table during Red Sox
games. A same “ticket” for Patriots games costs $350 and $250 for
Celtics games.

Rovell notes that it’s not really a bad deal, financially speaking, because Remy’s gives out $25 food and drink coupons for each game, meaning that you can make your money back after 20 games. Well, the money for the ticket anyway. I’m sure your gross beer tab will skyrocket if you get one of these things. And there’s the cost of the angioplasty, liver transplant, etc.

And of course, you still have to explain to your wife why you’re spending three hours a night, several nights a week at a sports bar.  But hey, if she can’t understand your dedication then maybe she doesn’t truly love you. Ever think of that?

  1. YX - Mar 12, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    I like this better than the bobbledesk at least.

  2. Will - Mar 12, 2010 at 1:53 PM

    you still have to explain to your wife why you’re spending three hours a night, several nights a week at a sports bar

    Right, because the sort of people who’d shell out for a guaranteed table at a bar are the sort of people that are likely to be encumbered with wives.

  3. Charles Gates - Mar 12, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Of course they have wives. Why else do you think they want to spend three hours a night, several days a week, at a sports bar?
    ..If anyone asks, I never said that…

  4. Wooden U. Lykteneau - Mar 12, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    What does it cost to get a seat near the bar?

  5. Jamie - Mar 12, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    Perhaps a lawyer could weigh in (*cough*), but I’m pretty sure you can’t do that without the “express written permission of Major League Baseball”. It’s essentially charging to watch a baseball game, and as far as I can recall MLB has been pretty uncool about letting people do that (at least without getting their cut, see Cubs v. Rooftops).

  6. Joey B - Mar 12, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    “Of course they have wives. Why else do you think they want to spend three hours a night, several days a week, at a sports bar?
    ..If anyone asks, I never said that…”
    Actually, those are my retirement plans.
    Just thinking out loud, I wonder why the RS never thought of that. They can’t sell any more real seats, so why not convert some extra space into a pub. Put 15-foot screens on all four corners, and a small buffet, for $20/game, with beer extra. $20 covers the food and overhead. $7 tap beer probably yields $6 in profit. 100 people * 5 beers * $5 profit * 81 games = $250k. That covers 2 days of Mauer’s salary.

  7. peteinfla - Mar 12, 2010 at 7:58 PM

    Hey Charles -
    If she starts to get suspicious, I’ll swear I was with you the whole time. In fact, we were shopping for Mothers Day/Christmas/birhtday/anniversary… presents for them at the mall. Didn’t even realize there was a game that night. Right?

  8. peteinfla - Mar 12, 2010 at 7:59 PM

    Or at the library looking up some of Old GAtor’s references.

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