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abev 09-13-2006 08:14 AM

NYR tickets will be hard to come by
 
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...including a season ticket renewal rate of more than 95 percent, the highest in seven seasons, a season ticket waiting list of more than 3,000 people, the first such waiting list in eight seasons, and a virtual sell-out of all individual game tickets, with just a 10th of the number of tickets available for the coming season when compared to the same time last year.
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If the pre sale is any indication, generally best available was in the corners in the 300's. Of course they could be holding some back for the general sale this Sat. Last year I purchased 100's in the corner and 200's in the close to center for the presale.

I think we should expect 41+ sellouts this season.

JR#9* 09-13-2006 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by abev (Post 6481583)
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If the pre sale is any indication, generally best available was in the corners in the 300's. Of course they could be holding some back for the general sale this Sat. Last year I purchased 100's in the corner and 200's in the close to center for the presale.

I think we should expect 41+ sellouts this season.


The waiting list for seasons is BS because I have a guy at work who just bought tickets last week for the full season by simply walking into MSG and having a rep bring him to the available seats of which he was free to chose and he took 2 of them.

Tickets will certainly be hard to come by though and I do expect each and every game will be a sellout which is great for guys with seasons looking to sell tix.

92hatchattack 09-13-2006 08:46 AM

yeah, i was clicking at 9 am and the best i got was tickets in 302- 303 in rows M and N ...

i was really thinking i would be able to score at least some near center tickets, but oh well...

Vodka Drunkenski 09-13-2006 09:14 AM

I tried buying tickets with the amex presale code but could only get singles.

abev 09-13-2006 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by JR#9 (Post 6481702)
The waiting list for seasons is BS because I have a guy at work who just bought tickets last week for the full season by simply walking into MSG and having a rep bring him to the available seats of which he was free to chose and he took 2 of them.

Tickets will certainly be hard to come by though and I do expect each and every game will be a sellout which is great for guys with seasons looking to sell tix.

I know some people on a waiting list b/c the DONT want 300's or 400's. Maybe its just a waiting list for 100 or 200? Any idea what section he got?

g52* 09-13-2006 01:40 PM

The trick has always been to not buy tickets directly from the office. Get them somewhere else.

JR#9* 09-13-2006 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by abev (Post 6482692)
I know some people on a waiting list b/c the DONT want 300's or 400's. Maybe its just a waiting list for 100 or 200? Any idea what section he got?

He had a choice b/w 306 , 314 and he wound up in 330.

Another guy at work also bought a full season about 5 weeks ago after never having tickets.

broadwayblue 09-13-2006 02:27 PM

"The Rangers fanbase includes tremendous longevity, as well as an influx of new fans based on the new look team and its success last season. A full 30 percent of Rangers season subscribers have a tenure of more than 30 years, with 14 accounts remaining with the organization for more than 50 years. At the same time, the team has added 4,000 new full season ticket subscribers over the last two seasons."

Pretty impressive. Guess I'm still a newb only having seasons since 2001.

danno2530 09-13-2006 03:57 PM

I don't have an amex, so I miss the presale. I am going to give it a shot on saturday afternoon. Right now I am only looking to definitely pick up a single seat for Opening Night, so if I don't get that through Ticketmaster, I'm going to go on Stubhub. I've gone there for several Yankees games and it always works well so I am sure they will have plenty for the Rangers. Might just have to pay a bit more.

I am also going to try to get a few other singles. I will probably only get two seats to 2 or 3 games.

Skroob* 09-13-2006 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by broadwayblue (Post 6484260)
"The Rangers fanbase includes tremendous longevity, as well as an influx of new fans based on the new look team and its success last season. A full 30 percent of Rangers season subscribers have a tenure of more than 30 years, with 14 accounts remaining with the organization for more than 50 years. At the same time, the team has added 4,000 new full season ticket subscribers over the last two seasons."

Pretty impressive. Guess I'm still a newb only having seasons since 2001.

i got mine last year for the first time. i was figuring i would be there to help cheer on some kids as they struggle thru their first seasons, and boy, was i pleasantly surprised.

TheRedressor 09-15-2006 01:33 PM

A bud of mine at Rutgers got season tickets with his roomate and i was able to get a couple games of him. Seems like thats the only way to do it now.

BigE 09-15-2006 01:49 PM

It looks like I'll be in NYC again this January - I'll absolutely DIE if I can't get to a game!

Ottawa or Boston...hmmm - Ottawa!

303Joe 09-15-2006 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by BigE (Post 6498605)
It looks like I'll be in NYC again this January - I'll absolutely DIE if I can't get to a game!

Ottawa or Boston...hmmm - Ottawa!

What are you waiting for? The guy above has your game for sale. PM him and get it and your all set.

TheRedressor 09-15-2006 02:09 PM

Yeah I would do it before the tickets go.

BigE 09-15-2006 05:18 PM

We've already begun talking. :)

Last year I went in January and the only home game was Messier's retirement. If any of you were there I was the guy weeping outside of MSG - piss poor timing.

cityhockeyfever 09-16-2006 03:15 AM

NYR tickets will be hard to come by
 
It's about time we're seeing the possibility of returning to complete sellouts for an entire season.
In recent years (obviously during the non-playoff seasons), the Rangers would always come close
to arena capacity for average tickets sold per game, but now I can see that 18,200 attendance number
in every box score. New York City has always had the long-time reputation of packing Madison Square Garden
regularly for Rangers games many years, but now that can be said with true feeling.

I'll be going to some games when I can, but certainly not for a full 41+ home games.

cjdv16 09-16-2006 04:32 AM

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Originally Posted by abev (Post 6481583)
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If the pre sale is any indication, generally best available was in the corners in the 300's. Of course they could be holding some back for the general sale this Sat. Last year I purchased 100's in the corner and 200's in the close to center for the presale.

I think we should expect 41+ sellouts this season.

try the scalper on the corner. won't be so difficult.

abev 09-16-2006 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by cjdv16 (Post 6503063)
try the scalper on the corner. won't be so difficult.

Either that or I will just use my season tickets :D

TorontoSports 09-16-2006 08:01 AM

sounds good, I am pretty hyped about our team this year.

Finest 09-16-2006 08:20 AM

Luckily for me my GF's father is the vice pres of Tishman Contruction in the city, so he has acess to people who always have season tickets for pretty much every sporting event in the city, beit Rangers,Kicks,Yankess,Mets, etc. So hopefully I can score some tickets off of him this season, last season I got tickets to the first home game against the Devils, we sat right on the red line just outside of the purple section, eaisly the best seats I have ever sat in. But I also plan on getting my own tickets, so hopefully they wont be too hard to come by. :crossfing

patnyrnyg 09-16-2006 08:22 AM

I honestly didnt even know they had a pre-sale this year. I must have ignored the letter and thrown in out.

As for the sell-outs. Sell-outs aren't the problem, it is the no-shows in the purple seats which take away from the atmosphere. Even through the recent slump, most of the tixx were sold. Hopefully, this year less flyers, isles, devils, leafs, wings fans can get their hands on tixx. It was depressing the last few years how many flyers fans came up to our building.

patnyrnyg 09-16-2006 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by KingHenrik35 (Post 6503319)
Luckily for me my GF's father is the vice pres of Tishman Contruction in the city, so he has acess to people who always have season tickets for pretty much every sporting event in the city, beit Rangers,Kicks,Yankess,Mets, etc. So hopefully I can score some tickets off of him this season, last season I got tickets to the first home game against the Devils, we sat right on the red line just outside of the purple section, eaisly the best seats I have ever sat in. But I also plan on getting my own tickets, so hopefully they wont be too hard to come by. :crossfing

Marry that girl. Marry her yesterday.

patnyrnyg 09-16-2006 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by cjdv16 (Post 6503063)
try the scalper on the corner. won't be so difficult.

I have bought from scalpers at the Colisseum, at the meadowlands for giants and devils, yankee and shea stadium, and have never had a problem. I would NOT buy from the guys outside of MSG. I know too many people who have been burned.

Finest 09-16-2006 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by patnyrnyg (Post 6503330)
Marry that girl. Marry her yesterday.

HAHA if he could get me season tickets for free, then maybe we'll talk lol :)

92hatchattack 09-16-2006 08:31 AM

^^^ dude, everytime i go i see this dude selling tickets with a cop peeking around the corner 10 feet away. I mean common, if ya cant see that one coming u deserve it .. LOL


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