I recently learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates have eliminated their 10-game season ticket package, to which I have subscribed for the past six years. This was an affordable option for my wife and me, and I cannot afford to go to a 20-game plan.
When I inquired as to why this happened, I was told “lack of availability” — that high demand due to recent success of the team made tickets unavailable. I took this to mean that the returning fans who have not been loyal over the years have pushed loyal fans like me out.
Numerous emails over the last six years have told me how important season ticket holders like me are to the success of the team. How important am I now that long lost fans are back on the bandwagon?
JOHN C. MIGLIACCIO