2012 Season Ticket Renewal thread

Discussion in 'Sporting Kansas City' started by Buzz Killington, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. soccerautographs

    soccerautographs New Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    I paid for my 2012 season tickets in full this week. I just want to everyone know there is $40 "Legends Tax" on your season tickets. I think it is bull that STH have to pay extra but single game people do not. I guess I am supposed to get a game in the victory suite. Not if it is per order or ticket. My account Rep thought everyone knew about this "tax". They have u by the balls if u want ST. Interested in what others think.
     
  2. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Country:
    United States
    That fee is also disclosed when you log into the system. Depending on where your tickets are you don't even see an increase.

    It's a $20 Village West Tax, and $20 in service charges, That's a $1 per ticket. The service charges are Ticket Master, the Village West Tax the team could do nothing about. The UG has put a $1 service charge per ticket on all events at the Legends.

    Who told you single game tickets don't pay the fees? Currently there are service charge fees on tickets purchased for single games.

    It's 1 and a guest.

    Once again, the team didn't do the tax, the UG is doing it.
     
  3. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 11, 2006
    Olathe, Kansas
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Country:
    United States
    Yeah, all businesses in the Legends shopping district have to pay a special sales tax to the state to pay off the STAR bonds. Since STAR bond proceeds were used to build the stadium, Sporting must pay the sales tax as well.
     
  4. Felixx219

    Felixx219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 8, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Country:
    United States

    Have you purchased any single game tickets through TM or at the gate this season? I can assure you there are a ton of fees. You have like $8 on TM and like $3 at the gate.

    If you went to every game and ordered the tickets on TM, you would be paying a shit load more for the season.
     
  5. kcscsupporter

    kcscsupporter Member+

    Apr 17, 2002
    D17
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Country:
    United States
    fyp. it's a brilliant system.* they use the people's money to build it, then they use the people's money to repay it with added taxes and fees.

    * for the businessmen.
     
  6. Jarnevic

    Jarnevic BBQTID

    Apr 21, 2005
    Dead Center
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Country:
    United States
    If you want a team and a world class stadium ... You have to pay for it.

    You can still park, buy admission and a beer for less than it costs to pay for parking at a Chiefs game.

    Let's not lose perspective.
     
  7. kcscsupporter

    kcscsupporter Member+

    Apr 17, 2002
    D17
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Country:
    United States
    who has?
     
  8. KopRules

    KopRules Member+

    May 31, 2011
    Brookside
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I hate the fact that you are right about this.

    One benefit of season tickets is that the STHs dont have to grab their ankles for ticketmaster... Gee Thanks. [insert sarcastic face emoticon - here] I can hold my head high whilst walking through the gates.

    Chiefs' $27 parking makes SKC STH parking look all the more sweet.
     
  9. Blong

    Blong Member

    Oct 29, 2002
    Midwest, the real one.
    Actually, they used bank money to build it. The taxes from the zone (quite naturally, the fans) pay back the bonds.
     
  10. PezJunkie

    PezJunkie Member

    Apr 30, 2001
    Independence, MO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Country:
    United States
    I don't think the STAR bonds leads to an *additional* tax, it just means that sales tax revenue from the area goes towards paying off the bonds instead of going to the local/state government.
     
  11. Lebowski

    Lebowski BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 23, 2011
    Kansas City
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I paid for my 2012 renewal and opted for the Victory Suite option. My rep called me today and asked if I was interested in using it this Saturday night instead of in 2012. She said that other 2012 STH were also being called. Is anyone thinking of going?
     
  12. DirtyStriker

    DirtyStriker Member

    Jul 4, 2007
    Basehor, KS
    I got the same call. Decided I'd rather be in the Cauldron for a game like this and would try to use the Victory Suite on a game that doesn't mean as much and won't have as intense of a crowd.
     
  13. kcfooty

    kcfooty Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Country:
    United States
    Hey everyone, FYI. I spoke with Amesha this week about the two different "paid in full" options (Victory Suite vs. Budweiser Corner) and together we realized that the ticketmaster site is incorrectly showing how many seats I'd get in the Budweiser Corner. I'm renewing two season ticket seats and the site says I could get either two seats in the Victory Suite or four seats in the Budweiser Corner. According to Amesha, this is incorrect. The second choice is only for two seats in the Budweiser Corner, not four.

    If you have already renewed, paid in full, and selected the Budweiser Corner thinking you were getting two spots for every seat renewed, you may need to call your rep.

    This will make for a disappointing surprise for some folks, I'm sure.
     
  14. szazzy

    szazzy Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    They announced today they also have a Family season ticket for I'm guessing the South Stand (can't seem to find the Providence Sporting Zone on the map)

    http://www.sportingkc.com/news/2011/08/sporting-launches-2012-season-ticket-sales

    I guess you need to have two kids under 12 for this to work, and buy two for an adult.
     
  15. Felixx219

    Felixx219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 8, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Country:
    United States
    Yes, that is the South End.
     
  16. NorthbankHighbury

    Jan 25, 2009
    Liberty, MO
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    England
  17. MuddyPitch

    MuddyPitch Member

    Jun 14, 2008
    Liberty
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Country:
    United States
    The family option mentions $380. Is that $760 for four tickets (2+2) or $380x4=$1520?
     
  18. szazzy

    szazzy Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    760 for 2 & then you get 2 kids freebies
     
  19. PezJunkie

    PezJunkie Member

    Apr 30, 2001
    Independence, MO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Country:
    United States
    Wonder if they get you for the $40 Village West "tax" on all 4 tickets, or just the 2 that you're paying for.
     
  20. NorthbankHighbury

    Jan 25, 2009
    Liberty, MO
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    England
    I dunno but at $190 before the taxes per seat its a bargain. With a second one on the way and the requirement to buy tickets for kids four and above this is just the kind of thing I wanted to see -- it'll get me, my wife and kids at the games and a whole new generation of dysfunctional children under my coat of games being damaged by football.
     
  21. PezJunkie

    PezJunkie Member

    Apr 30, 2001
    Independence, MO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Country:
    United States
    It's actually *3* and above. (I was seriously hoping you were right on this one...)

    Children two years of age or younger are permitted inside LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
    without a ticket provided they sit in a ticket holder’s lap, and so long as the child does not
    obstruct the view of others nearby.​
     
  22. Felixx219

    Felixx219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 8, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Country:
    United States

    If you have a small child you can take advantage of that even longer!
     
  23. NorthbankHighbury

    Jan 25, 2009
    Liberty, MO
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    England
    Seems to vary depending on who you ask ...The LSP site says one thing, the official twitter account another ... :(
     
  24. aletheist

    aletheist Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Olathe, Kansas, USA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Country:
    United States
    This raises a few questions. Will the child tickets look (and scan) different from the regular ones? If not, how will that aspect of the deal be enforced? If so, will the kid tickets only be exchangeable for kid tickets?
     
  25. jtreg

    jtreg Member

    Aug 16, 2010
    State of denial
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Country:
    United States
    Has anyone here spent a game in the Shield Club AND the Victory Sweet?
     

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