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Computerized ticketing rant

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smokey33, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Smokey33

    Smokey33 Member

    I'm not that old, but it sure seems like event ticketing was so much better before computers. You used to go to the box office, ask for a ticket, and it was handed to you immediately.

    Now they have to punch a whole bunch of buttons on a computer and wait for your ticket to print. If computerized ticketing is such a big advance, why does it add at least 50% to your waiting time in line at any sports event box office?

    Why can't they print out any tickets in advance??? Shouldn't they at least have a stack of general admission tix printed and ready at your average minor league baseball park?
  2. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    And what's the deal with airline food? Really.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Really? What if the ticket you wanted was in a ticket booth on the other side of the stadium?
  4. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Oh, c'mon. Y'all KNOW this is one thing that WAS better before.

    Between ticket brokers and computerized ticketing, going to a pro sporting event has become an absolute hassle.
  5. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    I had my story ready - Officer Numbnuts of the Metropolitan Police Department (AKA, D.C.) has been trained in the art of taking pictures of speeders. So pay us $50 or spend a day with us in traffic court. Who cares if you were speeding just because a freaking hurricane was plowing towards the area.

    Alas, it's not that kind of computerized ticketing.
  6. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    In the same theory, I hate the new ticket handling fees. I bought $19 tickets on-line for a Texas game and after ticket handling charges - even though I am printing the tickets on my home computer - they cost $24 each.
    Bullshit I say. Hicks better use my money to get someone better than Brad Wilkerson.
  7. JackyJackBN

    JackyJackBN Guest

    That doesn't LOOK like Joey Belle.

    I will walk a mile or drive 10 to avoid paying a fee for online tickets. It's the mule in me coming out.

  8. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

  9. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Went to a minor league baseball game last week. The guy who had my ticket had printed it off from his home computer.
    That's something I won't get used to.
  10. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Talk to the box office staff sometime.

    I can pretty much guarantee, especially if they've been doing it for quite some time, they will tell you they hate Ticketmaster as much as you do.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Ticketmaster is a tool of the Antichrist.
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