By Mike Dodd USA TODAY Many fans share season tickets or own partial plans, so officials say it’s not a particularly exclusive club. “I...

By Mike Dodd
USA TODAY

Many fans share season tickets or own partial plans, so officials say it’s not a particularly exclusive club. “I consider them the general public as well,” Strohm says of Cards season ticketholders.

“Major League Baseball goes out of its way to make postseason and World Series tickets available to anyone who bought any type of season-ticket package,” says Don Vaccaro, CEO of Ticketliquidator.com, an online and phone broker, adding some teams make playoff tickets available to holders of plans for 12 games.

The Cardinals, as is typical, offered full-season ticketholders the same seats for every playoff game. Fans who purchased 40-game plans got half the allotment. For example, someone who had four seats was given the opportunity to buy two tickets for each postseason game. Subscribers who owned a 27-game plan were offered one game each round.

Fans shut out in St. Louis may be grumbling about the reduced capacity of the new stadium, but Strohm says the facilities are designed for the 81-game regular season.

“The way I best describe it is you don’t build a church for Easter and Christmas,” he says. (Full Story)