Forewarned by OaklandSi's original post on this topic, I called the Athletics box office about season tickets in the "view" level. According to the guy I spoke with THERE WILL BE NO THIRD DECK SEATING FOR ANY GAME FOR THE WHOLE YEAR. When I told him I'd had a season ticket in 317 for years, he answered with silence.
I asked him what would happen if all the lower seats sold, his reply was that they wouldn't even open the upper deck in that situation. I asked why this hadn't been announced to us "valued" season ticket holders, and he said they just haven't announced it yet.
He asked if I'd like to go over second deck seating packages, and I said "not now... I'm a little too pissed off."
Obviously we'll still be going to games, and equally obviously the new ownership wants to squeeze as much as they can out of us loyal, "valued" season ticket holders.
This is unbelievable.
Thanks a lot, Lew.