Pick Central

Discussion in 'General Softball' started by brownsfan, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. brownsfan

    brownsfan Member

    Over the weekend, my buddy was telling me that parents (will leave age group out of this) were complaining hard about the $10.00 weekend pass, and the price for candy. Furthermore, they started harassing the high school kids working he gates. The funny part, they had bought their daughter's the Ghost, LXT's, and other high end bats? What have parent gone to when they jump all over the high school kids? The money going into that facility is being used to further that facility (my understanding they're turf fields now).

    All I can say is welcome to travel ball. Wait until you have to pay $10.00 a day, or just to park.
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  2. First2Third

    First2Third Member

    No excuse for giving the kids grief. That said, Pickerington is definitely the most expensive place for entrance fees I've been (apart from a national tournament).
  3. Flybyu1

    Flybyu1 Member

    10.00 weekend pass is actually kinda normal or on the cheap side tbh
  4. HITTER23

    HITTER23 Member

    All of the bigger venues/tournaments are alot more expensive than that. 10.00 is a bargain. You get what you pay for...
  5. OhPhat

    OhPhat Active Member

    We played there and while I hate to pay any gate or parking fee I am not going to complain about a $10 fee. The gate fee is used to cover the some of the field maintenance done by the school as well as make the schools athletic department a little additional money. Not many other tourneys are played on that quality field nor are the fields raked and chalked between EVERY game which is done by the school. The concessions cost did not seem out of line at all.
  6. CARDS

    CARDS Active Member

    Sounds like if $10 and the price of candy hurts them they need to play in more "for fun" type events local to them...$10 for a weekend pass is really decent.
    Heck a lot of the bigger showcase events requires special lodging, on top of a $5 or $10 daily entry fee... or a $35 to $50 tournament pass
  7. jpkeating

    jpkeating Member

    I’m going to guess these were 10u parents. 10u parents can be a real pain, and they sound really inexperienced to not know this is normal for larger tournament.
  8. denise_anngolf

    denise_anngolf New Member

    I witnessed the same complaint at Pickerington North for baseball this past weekend. My comment when I heard parents complaining was " I rarely get into a softball tournament without paying a spectator fee". They were shocked. As Cards pointed out, "stay to play" tournaments are also the norm with many tournaments now days.
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  9. Long Baller

    Long Baller Active Member

    Yeah....I just paid $35 for tournament pass this past weekend. I'll gladly swap expenses with those people.

    *Edit* This was at a different tournament than the OP, but still....
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2019
  10. josie

    josie Member

    I wish Pick Central would upgrade the bathroom facilities. Last tournament we were at, all bathrooms had to wait for the well to recover (or something like that) and were unusable. Had to load the girls up and go to a local restaurant to go. (A couple ran wayyyyy out back and went in the woods, lol, and one parent had a RV on site.)
  11. 24GahannaLadyLions7

    24GahannaLadyLions7 Active Member

    I was at the same complex, $10 weekend not out of norm.... wait when play at D9 and pay ESPN WWOS ticket prices, $52 weekend pass per adult including the coaches have to pay lol!
  12. Softballmom07

    Softballmom07 New Member

    I think some of the complaint came fromthe fact that the emails sent out to teams said 5$ gate fee and then it was 10 at arrival..when I arrived for the 530 game on fri to watch my niece I was told 20 for me and my daughter, I said we are just here for tonight's game not the weekend, i thought it was 5? I was told "we have to charge you for it all" by a young girl at the table. Once we got in I did hear several different prices people had been charged.
  13. Passion4theGame

    Passion4theGame Active Member

    $10 for a weekend of softball is a deal!!!! Picktown puts that money back into those diamonds. They do a great job. I have not checked this year but from what i can remember in past they have cameras on their fields and you can watch live stream. We get to play in Picktown this weekend!

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