The New Association of professional clubs will hold an adjourned meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Gibson House, Cincinnati, O., when it is expected that St. Louis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Pittsburg, Philadelphia, Brooklyn and [New York] will be represented. The new association, it is said, will adopt a liberal policy, allowing each club to recognize its individual rights, and exercise them to the extent of its own government. This will doubtless include the admission fee, so that any club may fix its own tariff. A proposition will be submitted to make each club self-supporting, or, in other words, to let each reap the benefits of its own patronage. Under this system it would matter little to the visiting club whether the home club played every day in the week, inasmuch as the home club had the right to the entire receipts of its own ground. The prospects for the formation of this new association appear to be bright, and the project meets with general favor. It would be well, however, not to have the word "League" appear in the name of the new organization, as other words are just as expressive, and that one has already been appropriated. There is no reason why the two associations should conflict, as what would be injurious to one would also prejudicially affect the other.
-New York Clipper, October 29, 1881
Ticket prices go to the heart of how Von der Ahe was going to market his club and how this new St. Louis major league club would be different from the 1875-1877 Brown Stockings. Von der Ahe was not only in the process of restoring major league baseball to St. Louis but he was also creating a new kind of baseball market. As we start wrapping this series up, I'll talk more about that.