Thursday, February 10, 2005

My Long Nationals Nightmare Is Over

After 105 minutes or so, the Ticketmaster gods finally smiled upon me, and I got through. I ended up going with a 20-game plan (B, I think.) I went with baseline lower reserved and ended up in the front row.

It's not field box, but I'll take it.

Although, fittingly, I haven't received a confirmation e-mail.


  • I haven't received one either.

    After I went offline last night, I actually came back into the room and sent an immediate email to them, citing my confirmation number, to make sure I'm not going to get screwed out of tickets.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 2/10/2005 9:38 AM  

  • I didn't get one either. Saved copies of both my confirmation screen and the screen that told me which tix were being held (since the confirmation screen didn't confirm which tix I had bought).

    Yuda's idea of emailing the office with confirmation number is probably a good one.

    By Blogger Trapper John, at 2/10/2005 10:02 AM  

  • What'd you go with for seats? Which plan?

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 2/10/2005 10:03 AM  

  • I got the 20 game A (or Red) plan. I'd been scoping Baseline Lowers, but when I requested them, Ticketmaster offered me Section 401. First row of 401, but still, 401 is the furthest-out section in Baseline Lower. So I did a search on Outfield Lowers, and was offered fourth row in 442, the closest-in section in Outfield Lower. I figured it made sense to save $100/ticket and move out one section, so I did.

    By Blogger Trapper John, at 2/10/2005 10:11 AM  

  • I decided to go for more games in cheaper seats, and got a 41-game plan in section 533 (outfield uppers in leftfield).

    The good news, though, is I'm in the first row up there, so really I think they'll be pretty good seats.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 2/10/2005 10:41 AM  

  • I took Chris's 6 AM advice and ended up in ... the first row of section 533 (20 game plan A). I'll try to keep those seats warm when Yuda's not there.

    By Blogger Randolph, at 2/10/2005 11:10 AM  

  • Huh. Which seats? I got 16 and 17 (which might actually be an aisle, I'm not sure how many seats across there are in RFK, but it's not too many).

    By Blogger Yuda, at 2/10/2005 11:13 AM  

  • From memory (since I was not quick-witted enough to save the seat selection screen), I've got 6 & 7. I think the section should be pretty good, for the cheap seats.

    I haven't been to RFK for so long (not since a Diplomats game in the early 1980s, I think), I don't know how high they'll seem. But it can't be worse than the 700 section at the Vet, which is where I spent my Phillies-watching grad school days.

    By Blogger Randolph, at 2/10/2005 11:27 AM  

  • Alright... what were the Washington Diplomats?

    USFL? The Soccer League before MLS?

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 2/10/2005 11:31 AM  

  • NASL -- we had Johann Cruyff for a season or two. The northern VA youth soccer organization would organize group trips.

    My pre-teen youth was disproportionately shaped by the brief mid-1970s to early 1980s heyday of soccer in the U.S.; I still remember seeing Pele's farewell game as a 6-year old.

    I've been meaning to go to see United at some point, but haven't ever gotten it together to go.

    By Blogger Randolph, at 2/10/2005 11:45 AM  

  • Hah!

    I just received my email from the Nats inviting me to buy a partial plan. Good thing I didn't wait.

    By Blogger Trapper John, at 2/10/2005 11:56 AM  

  • Finally heard back from the team; my order went through despite no confirmation email. It sounds like as long as you've got a conf. number you're in good shape.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 2/10/2005 2:11 PM  

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