Syracuse Chiefs cut ticket prices for 2014 season

In an effort to attract fans to the ballpark, the Syracuse Chiefs have slashed ticket prices for the upcoming baseball season.

New Chiefs General Manager Jason Smorol made the announcement at NBT Bank Stadium Wednesday morning, saying the price of a single game adult general admission ticket would be $5. Thatâ??s a $3 decrease from last season. Tickets will be $4 for children and seniors and free to members of the military.

Smorol says Premium Field Box Seating, formerly known as the â??Home Plate Clubâ??, has been expanded. A ticket to this section of the stadium will cost $12, and children and seniors will get in for $10. Thatâ??s down from $20 last season.

â??The Syracuse Chiefs said we are going to listen to our fans,â?? said Smorol in an email statement. â??The Chiefs have said we believe in affordable family entertainment, we think this is a positive first step in reaching our goals for the new Syracuse Chiefs.â??

The Chiefs say two season ticket plans are available, â??revamped to add extra value while maintaining same pricing as last year.â?? The field box seating will cost $575 while reserved box will be $350 - both for a full 72 game season. The team will offer in-seat food and beverage service, unused ticket redemption, and special gifts to season ticket holders.

The team lost a reported $500,000 last season, and is behind on its rent for Onondaga County-owned NBT Bank Stadium. Smorol was hired as the new general manager last week after the teamâ??s board of directors ousted former GM John Simone, whose family ran the team for 40 years.