Economy-driven price cuts for tourists


A few venues around the country have lowered ticket prices in response to the economy.

Beginning on election day, Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., which showcases lifelike wax figures of celebrities, will reduce its admission price from $18 to $10 for adults. The price for children will be cut from $12 to $8.

Madame Tussauds first lowered its price in April from a high of $21.50 for adults.

In Manhattan, the Sports Museum of America announced price reductions, too. Tickets are now $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and college students, and $9 for children ages 6-15. Children under the age of 6 are free. When the museum opened earlier this year, prices ranged from $20 to $27.

Even some professional sports teams are trying to keep their cheap seats affordable. The Washington Nationals lowered some of their season ticket prices for next season. Prices will go down for 7,500 seats in the 41,888-seat Nationals Park, mostly in the outfield sections. Seats in most of the discounted sections will cost $5 to $10 less per game. The A’s are doubling the number of $2 seats for Wednesday games next season – and throwing in $1 hot dogs for the whole stadium. The Giants indicated they might have reductions in some seating areas, too.

Even at Boston’s Fenway Park, which has been sold out for every game since May 15, 2003, the Red Sox have been able to freeze ticket prices in some sections by adding premium seating areas or giving those customers more add-ons.