Originally posted by SmookieP
Silly Canadians, tickets are for kids!
just kidding of course..
The thing about Toronto is that, for the most part, the people that have enough money to buy tickets and fill up a 50,000 seat stadium don't buy tickets because they like baseball, or even sports in general.
They buy tickets only when people think it's cool to go there. It's an image thing. Most affluent people wouldn't be caught dead inside the Rogers Centre. If you go to a sporting event in Toronto and you have money, you go to the Maple leaf game. If you don't have money, you go to the Toronto Football Club (soccer) game or the Toronto Rock (lacrosse).
After the Jays won back to back titles in the early 90's, going to baseball games became boring because there was nothing to win anymore...."been there done that" syndrome.
Toronto fans aren't sports fans. They have ADD and bore quickly. They always need something new to get excited about but that excitement dies out after a few years.
It doesn't help that tickets are over 50 bux and beer is WAY TOO expensive. If they cut ticket prices in half and made beer 4 dollars, they'd pack the place. But they'd have to deal with the type of fans they don't want at baseball games. A bunch of drunks.