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Tri-Cities community influences Fever decision to come back

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Tri-Cities Fever will have a 2014 season. SWX/KNDU connected the viewers directly to the Fever. Together as a community their input on how to fill seats helped save the team. Last Friday SWX/KNDU hosted a live Facebook chat with Fever owner Teri Carr. Viewer conversations helped influence her decision. Because of that feedback, Carr said ticket prices will decrease while the fun will increase.

"It was a lot the response I received from not just season ticket holders, but mainly the people that don't already attend our games. The overriding factor seems to be that they can't afford the tickets. After thinking about it, we received so much input from the community. It'd be a shame not to try to use that. At the end of the day, I decided I want to be able to say to myself I tried everything," Carr said.

Here is the full statement issued by Carr regarding the future of the Fever:

"A player said in an email to me "I'll say a prayer for you and the staff and hope that God sends you a concrete sign".  After a week of mixed feelings and emotions and feeling like the answer would never be clear, I had the moment of clarity come after a couple hours of live facebook chat followed by another couple hours of private messaging (thank you KNDU) from people who had never been to a game, some who had only been to a couple games, and those who are loyal supporters through thick and thin.

What is clear is that we can't close the doors after receiving the input and suggestion from so many.  We need to know that we have tried everything we can and that means taking the input seriously and applying it.   We asked for input, we received it and now we need to use it.

The consistent comment we received from those that have not been to a game or have been to only one or two is that the ticket prices need to be more affordable.  They need to be affordable for a family to be able to attend more than one a season.

We also received input about promotions and other in game experiences that fans would like to see.

As a result we will be lowering  ticket prices across the board, lowering merchandise prices, and bundle concession/ticket packages. While this may initially seem like a bigger loss, if it brings in the number of fans that we need it will be successful. 

We will not just count on lower ticket prices to make the difference, many of the ideas, suggestions and comments that we received can be used and were enlightening.  

I wish to thank those that took the time to send in their comments, support and suggestions.  It is because of those that the Fever will once again be on the field in 2014.

Teri Carr"

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