Red Dogs significantly cut season ticket prices

09/11/02 Rapid City Journal

RAPID CITY - The Rapid City Red Dogs are offering season tickets sales, and the National Indoor Football League team has cut the prices significantly in hopes of drawing more fans to its games.

"A big crowd is like having another man on the field," said Red Dog assistant general manager and head coach Dan Maciejczak.

"When we were the Black Hills Machine (in 2000), we were averaging about 4,500 people. We want to get back to those numbers."

Reserved-seat season tickets that cost $40 per game last year are now $25. Other reserved-seat season tickets that sold for $25 to $30 last season will now be $10 per game.

General admission, which sold for $8 or $9 in 2002, will sell for $5 a contest next season. The Red Dogs are also selling a pack of 10 general admission tickets for $50. Those tickets can be used at any of the eight home games.

Corporate boxes, which are located down on the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center floor next to the playing field, will sell for $2,500 for the season.

"We think it will be easier and more affordable for everybody," Maciejczak said. "We wanted to keep the price of general admission down so it's less than going to a movie."

Barring any changes from the league office, NIFL teams will again play a 14-game schedule, with the regular season beginning in early March and ending with an eight-team playoff starting in mid-June.

The Red Dogs are tentatively scheduled to open the home portion of their schedule on March 14. A full schedule will be made available in the coming weeks.

For more information on season ticket sales, call the Rapid City Red Dogs office at (605) 343-3535.

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