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Old 06-18-2019, 11:33 PM   #1
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Huge Mistake...My Bad

I gave my Portland Mist franchise a new stadium in 2041. Why not, right? We had won 7 Championships in 22 years, we deserve the best.

Well, I mistyped the seating capacity and didn't check it until the end of July. I had it set at 50!

Not 500. Not 5,000. Not 50,000. 50.

My gate income was absolutely ruined.

I thought I would for sure lose my job (I play GM only) but I survived. However, I now have two new goals from my owner. 1 is attendance related and 1 is profit related. Usually I hate these type of goals, but I lost the team ALOT of money with my mistake.

To be fair though. If I could see the empty seats I would have noticed before July

Also side note...season ticket sales were down but not gone (18,000). This means season ticket holders couldn't even go to games!
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:09 AM   #2
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I did that once with a franchise I moved from Havana to Miami Beach. Typed 20 instead of 20,000 into the seating capacity.
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I did this with a new expansion team in my fictional league. The stadium was suppose to have a 49,000 capacity but it only had a 49 capacity. They ended up making $17,000 in ticket revenue instead of $17,000,000. Oops.
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:00 AM   #4
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I know that OOTP is sandboxy, but here should probably be a minimum seating capacity per level in the entry cell to prevent this type of thing; like 10,000.
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Minimums would have saved by butt
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:25 PM   #6
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Did that once. I was (and you are) so screwed for a bit. It got better.

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Those 50 fans really got to know each other well though
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Hit the backup!
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This thread is chuckle-worthy on several levels:
  1. Owner: "Who's the moron who approved this? You, Jerheme? Tell me, what are we going to do with the multi-deck parking garage that we just finished building? Turn it into condos?"
  2. Contractor: "Uh, Mr. Jerheme, is says right here in the specs that you approved that there were to be 50 jumbo-sized luxury suites. We had trouble getting the 49th and 50th in there, to tell you the truth. We wondered, but we figured you were into some 1% rich folk marketing gig."
  3. Contractor: "So now you want to rip them out and install regular seating? That's gonna cost a bundle! Well, at least we won't need any more restrooms. Got 50 of those already."
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This thread is chuckle-worthy on several levels:
  1. Owner: "Who's the moron who approved this? You, Jerheme? Tell me, what are we going to do with the multi-deck parking garage that we just finished building? Turn it into condos?"
  2. Contractor: "Uh, Mr. Jerheme, is says right here in the specs that you approved that there were to be 50 jumbo-sized luxury suites. We had trouble getting the 49th and 50th in there, to tell you the truth. We wondered, but we figured you were into some 1% rich folk marketing gig."
  3. Contractor: "So now you want to rip them out and install regular seating? That's gonna cost a bundle! Well, at least we won't need any more restrooms. Got 50 of those already."
50 suites with a capacity of one!
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50 suites with a capacity of one!
Yes, I envision Howard Hughes-types. You know, eccentrics who would live full-time in their suites, shunning all outside contact and neglecting personal hygiene. Just so they could concentrate on their fabulous views of the game of Baseball!

[Um, what they would do for five or six months of off-season, and half of the regular season, is problematic. I figure these rich folks would have enough dough to finance their own 24/7/365 in-house league, though.]
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The backup was too old. I learned my lesson, haha.
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This thread is chuckle-worthy on several levels:
  1. Owner: "Who's the moron who approved this? You, Jerheme? Tell me, what are we going to do with the multi-deck parking garage that we just finished building? Turn it into condos?"
  2. Contractor: "Uh, Mr. Jerheme, is says right here in the specs that you approved that there were to be 50 jumbo-sized luxury suites. We had trouble getting the 49th and 50th in there, to tell you the truth. We wondered, but we figured you were into some 1% rich folk marketing gig."
  3. Contractor: "So now you want to rip them out and install regular seating? That's gonna cost a bundle! Well, at least we won't need any more restrooms. Got 50 of those already."
Exactly! It is a ridiculously scenario.
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That's when you decide to test the limits of ticket pricing. 50,000 seats at $20? More like 50 seats at $20,000!
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I know that OOTP is sandboxy, but here should probably be a minimum seating capacity per level in the entry cell to prevent this type of thing; like 10,000.
A bit late -- this is not a bad idea, but not sure how easy it would be to implement. 10,000 might be a good minimum for modern MLB, but there were plenty of venues in the 19th century that seated fewer, and of course you might not want any lower bound for minor league parks.
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A bit late -- this is not a bad idea, but not sure how easy it would be to implement. 10,000 might be a good minimum for modern MLB, but there were plenty of venues in the 19th century that seated fewer, and of course you might not want any lower bound for minor league parks.
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I gave my Portland Mist franchise a new stadium in 2041. Why not, right? We had won 7 Championships in 22 years, we deserve the best.

Well, I mistyped the seating capacity and didn't check it until the end of July. I had it set at 50!

Not 500. Not 5,000. Not 50,000. 50.

My gate income was absolutely ruined.

I thought I would for sure lose my job (I play GM only) but I survived. However, I now have two new goals from my owner. 1 is attendance related and 1 is profit related. Usually I hate these type of goals, but I lost the team ALOT of money with my mistake.

To be fair though. If I could see the empty seats I would have noticed before July

Also side note...season ticket sales were down but not gone (18,000). This means season ticket holders couldn't even go to games!
Well strictly speaking I assume you actually had a sell out for every home game? Perhaps it was set up with a small contained area of seating from dugout to dugout and then was just fenced off like a Little League park so that people could just walk up and watch the game for free if they didn't want to buy one of the few covered seats? Pretty nice to give back to the fans after a few championships like that...
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