Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Tonight’s (on) topic:
Like many other features of the new arena, the Bucks promise that the ticket office will be a state-of-the-art experience. https://t.co/atVlQN3EZj— Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) August 1, 2018
Reading this article made me immediately think how movie theaters have transitioned into letting patrons select where they sit during a screening when buying their tickets at the counter. It will be cool to no longer have to talk through a window and have no visual cues as to where you will end up sitting. This is a plus for the fan experience, to be sure.
But boy did they bury the lede here:
Customers will also find it less expensive to buy tickets in person because they will not be assessed the Ticketmaster order processing fee, he said. In-person customers will be charged a $4 per ticket “facilities charge” and also a processing fee of 3% per order, Lack said.
Huh? $4 facilities charge? I guess that the $250 million in public funding is not considered a blanket “facilities charge.” I get that the sum of the two fees will be less than the sum of the online ticketing services fees, but I feel like being charged two extra fees for buying tickets in-person at the arena is more egregious than the fees from Ticketmaster or Stubhub out of principal.
Was this the case at the Bradley Center? If it was, I do not recall, and I am sure that if they had an extra charge it was just baked into the ticket cost.
I will be cool with the two fees if the concessions prices at The Forum mirror what the Atlanta Falcons have done at their new building with concessions, however, I will not be holding my breath.
Tonight’s (off) topic:
It's time to celebrate the best, the weirdest, the most Wisconsin of our great state. https://t.co/pSDmoSn643— Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) August 1, 2018
The Wisconsin State Fair kicks off tomorrow! Woo!
When I was a kid the State Fair was always the last big adventure to be had before summer break was over and everyone went back to school. Now it is just a thing I can never go to on weekdays when it is not crowded.
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