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Opportunity Cost.

4.17.2010

The husband was clever enough to buy Seattle Sounders season tickets, and I've very much enjoyed attending the games this season and last. The Sounders are so gosh darn popular that many of the games sell out. Season ticket holders are easily able to sell their seats on the open market for higher than face value.

In the early part of the season, our neighbors (also season ticket holders) to the right were a man, a woman, and a girl about 5 or 6 years old. Midway through the season, the woman started showing a pregnancy, and then then the whole family ceased coming to games.

I wonder if the skyrocketing ticket prices make it so that the family chose to sell their tickets at a profit rather than come to the game themselves. Re-selling the tickets to just 4 or 5 games would probably pay for the whole season.

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