HFBoards

HFBoards (http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/index.php)
-   Ottawa Senators (http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/forumdisplay.php?f=19)
-   -   Notable Scalebacks as a THANK YOU for fans (http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/showthread.php?t=1335577)

stigs17 01-28-2013 06:03 PM

Notable Scalebacks as a THANK YOU for fans
 
Just a few I've noticed as a 200 level season ticket holder:
-$1 increase for general parking ($11 to $12); the free parking in selected lots for opening night will be more than offset after a few games; pure profit thereafter
-no more score mags on entry anymore. In obvious cost-cutting, the Sens have scaled back from 8/year to 3 last year anyway; now a similar offering for $3/game
-best meal was 212 Deli roast beef, which was $10.50 opening night last year and increased to $11.50 for the All-Star game and held after; this year, it was removed from menu altogether for a cheaper $12.00 meatball sub (15% increase for an inferior product...thanks for coming back, O-town stooges)
-for those who read economic reports, inflation in Canada was 0.8-2.0% in 2012 depending on sources; for the Sens it starts at 15%

Discuss.

topshelfie 01-28-2013 06:12 PM

What are you talking about?

CanadianHockey 01-28-2013 06:15 PM

Cut the flaming, all of you.

Qward 01-28-2013 06:22 PM

I am sorry you are upset you had to pay more for your sandwich. I found my free beer helped me wash mine down.


This is a business that employees hundreds of individuals. They need to make money. If they don't, we don't have a team to go watch.

aragorn 01-28-2013 06:28 PM

Find a restaurant that has a shuttle bus, there are some that are free or only $5 & you don't have to worry about parking. If you eat & drink at the restaurant it will be a lot cheaper than at SBP.

Benny FTW 01-28-2013 06:36 PM

You dont have to eat at SBP you know...

WilderPegasus* 01-28-2013 06:41 PM

It's simple. You don't have to be a customer of the Senators to be a fan of the team. Don't buy food at SBP. Don't park your car at SBP. Don't buy Senators merchandise. Don't go to games at SBP. Watch the games on tv.

The NHL doesn't care about the fans as was evident by their stupid lockout. Why should we give them our money?

18Hossa 01-28-2013 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WilderPegasus (Post 58550901)
It's simple. You don't have to be a customer of the Senators to be a fan of the team. Don't buy food at SBP. Don't park your car at SBP. Don't buy Senators merchandise. Don't go to games at SBP. Watch the games on tv.

The NHL doesn't care about the fans as was evident by their stupid lockout. Why should we give them our money?

Karlsson isn't > 200 lbs

WilderPegasus* 01-28-2013 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 18Hossa (Post 58551089)
Karlsson isn't > 200 lbs

Karlsson isn't a man, he's a god.

And try to stay on topic.

sens2k9 01-28-2013 06:49 PM

The roast beef was not the best food item... Everything from the bytowne grill is cheaper and better than anything from 212... Sorry bro.

The King of Town 01-28-2013 06:50 PM

That's really disappointing.

Reminds me of the first time I went to a 67's game this year and found out the beer was even more expensive than at last year's Sens games. The 67's said they tried to maintain the same concession prices (meaning slightly cheaper beer) but at the end of the day SBP gets to set them.

BK201 01-28-2013 06:53 PM

That sucks do 67's still have $1 hotdog nights and stuff like that?

ChocolateLeclaire 01-29-2013 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stigs17 (Post 58547679)
Just a few I've noticed as a 200 level season ticket holder:
-$1 increase for general parking ($11 to $12); the free parking in selected lots for opening night will be more than offset after a few games; pure profit thereafter
-no more score mags on entry anymore. In obvious cost-cutting, the Sens have scaled back from 8/year to 3 last year anyway; now a similar offering for $3/game
-best meal was 212 Deli roast beef, which was $10.50 opening night last year and increased to $11.50 for the All-Star game and held after; this year, it was removed from menu altogether for a cheaper $12.00 meatball sub (15% increase for an inferior product...thanks for coming back, O-town stooges)
-for those who read economic reports, inflation in Canada was 0.8-2.0% in 2012 depending on sources; for the Sens it starts at 15%

Discuss.

And yet...still cheaper than EVERY other arena in Canada.

enviro61 01-29-2013 08:44 AM

It's disappointing but to be expected. I often wonder if their net profits would go up if their profit margins went down. They obviously assume they won't so they keep bumping prices up. Really noone to blame but the consumer in my opinion. They have all of the power, they just refuse to wield it or have yet to be pushed to the point where they will.

hockeyalltheway 01-29-2013 08:44 AM

First the jersey thread, and now this one. When EVERYTHING is an issue to complain about, you kind of have to look at the source of the complaint.

sensR4real 01-29-2013 08:46 AM

Is parking free at tonight's game??

Buck Aki Berg 01-29-2013 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stigs17 (Post 58547679)
-no more score mags on entry anymore. In obvious cost-cutting, the Sens have scaled back from 8/year to 3 last year anyway; now a similar offering for $3/game

Good, those things were a waste of paper. Let's print off 20,000 magazines on good-quality paper, all but six hundred of which will be dropped under the seats and forgotten about within seconds of sitting down.

KA BLAMO 01-29-2013 08:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sensR4real (Post 58588549)
Is parking free at tonight's game??

Absolutely not.

ChocolateLeclaire 01-29-2013 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hockeyalltheway (Post 58588503)
First the jersey thread, and now this one. When EVERYTHING is an issue to complain about, you kind of have to look at the source of the complaint.

Particularly when the complainant was wrong in the jersey thread...

Seriously, I get not being completely satisfied with what the business organization that is the Senators have to offer but do some people realize the market we are in? Ottawa isn't Toronto, Montreal or Winnipeg with its millions of diehard supporters on wait lists to buy tickets. We're not Calgary or Edmonton with years of franchise success to fall back on. We're not Vancouver with its higher average income bracket.

The Senators are a small-market hockey team sandwiched between two of the most storied franchises with fans of both teams refusing to switch allegiances. So take the number of hockey fans in this city then remove 20% of them as potential clients, because they will rarely attend Senator games unless their team is in town. That small group is who the Senators have to generate a profit from. One that allows them to compete with franchises like the Flyers, Leafs and Rangers in terms of the salary cap.

People here are spoiled.

jbeck5 01-29-2013 09:27 AM

This is a question for the op. I've seen the NHL do dozen of things for fans to welcome them back. What single thing have the players done for fans? Perhaps you should save your energy for that.

NyQuil 01-29-2013 11:29 AM

They have Smokey's Poutine at SBP now.

Melnyks Mirage 01-29-2013 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NyQuil (Post 58595619)
They have Smokey's Poutine at SBP now.

I found their poutine...disquieting to be honest. Of course, we went on the All-Star Game Friday, where there was a film of wet rainy snow that gave our national capital a sobering resemblance to M-S-OW, and the nearby Parliamentary Buildings only amplified the feeling. The inside of Smokey's was insipid and not a little scary, with some dude in an apron and bad music, very little heating and no tablecloths to be seen.

Better poutine is to be found at the various chip stands, especially one run by a delightful Mexican fellow at the corner of Bank and Gladstone area. The chips are crisp, the gravy piping hot and you can't go wrong with the ice cold Orange Crush.

Avoid New York Fries as well. If New York served those kinds of fries there would have been a riot ages ago.

Healfezza 01-29-2013 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NyQuil (Post 58595619)
They have Smokey's Poutine at SBP now.

The quality of their product really isn't that great, had a poutine from there at the game on Sunday and was very disappointed. I quite like M&G Fries at the corner of Bank and Sunnyside, they have a very good product.

Mercurial 01-29-2013 12:52 PM

There is no decent food at SBP, the beer is over-priced.

"the only winning move is not to play." - Joshua

Margaret Trudeau* 01-29-2013 01:01 PM

Hey guys Eugene Melnyk has a big house in the Barbados, Toronto and Ottawa. I know he doesn't like paying income tax but he still likes driving on our roads with really nice cars.

He also has to pay property tax on the building that houses his hockey team that he purchased at half price.

So give him a break and pay 10 dollars a drink.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:11 PM.

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com, A property of CraveOnline, a division of AtomicOnline LLC ©2009 CraveOnline Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.