Reds won't raise ticket prices

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds have decided fans have
suffered enough, so the team isn't raising ticket prices for the
2009 season.
The club had a disappointing 74-88 season in 2008, and
spokeswoman Karen Forgus says Reds' chief executive Bob Castellini
felt strongly that ticket costs shouldn't go up even one dollar
given the way the team played.
The last time the Reds held the line on prices was in 2005.
Forgus says the only exception to the price freeze will affect
about 100 season-ticket holders with three- and six-year deals that
are expiring. She says they'll be paying 5 to 10 percent more.
The Reds' average ticket price for 2008 was $19.41, according to
an annual survey from the Team Marketing Report. The Major League
average was $25.43.

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