Columbus Thread IV (All City/Arena Questions, Ticket Exchange, Meetups, etc in here)
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04-29-2013, 07:48 AM
Join Date: Jan 2013
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I would like to air one grievance I had yesterday. I got off work around 1:30, booked it down to the arena to stand in the green seat line. Got there at 2, was most likely in the front 15% of the line by the time the tickets went on sale. Had some awesome conversations and met some really cool people. Now, the line went from the ticket office all the way to the corner nearest Huntington Park, maybe a little longer. Right as I got inside the ticket office, there were no more seats to be had. Only the first 70 people or so got tickets. Why? Because CBJ policy says every individual can buy 4 Green Seats. So, nearly every single person did, came out of the ticket office, and sold their extras to scalpers at a huge profit. This was simple a complete mismanagement of ticket distribution by the club. Knowing the kind of demand there would be, they easily could have made the limit two tickets per person. As a result, the dad I was standing next to in line had to take his kids home disappointed, not being able to buy tickets to what would have been the kids first CBJ game of the year.
Also, season ticket reps came around offering free suite tickets to the game to anyone who placed a deposit last night, but could not offer anything for people like me who placed a deposit two weeks ago. My rep did offer to give me one of the three individual seats he had left in the arena free of charge, but I couldn't accept because I needed two together. Just happy I have season tickets next year so I don't have to deal with that experience ever again.
If you really wanted to go to the game - why wait until the day of the game to stand in line? I have no problems with the 4 limit.
Just to cut to the chase - we had 3 sellouts all year (maybe 4?). If you wanted to go to the game tickets were available to that game up to Thursday. Now by Friday a ton of people jumped on the bandwagon and only singles were left.
But the green seats are not a right. It's 200 tickets set aside for folks willing to stand in line to grab cheap tickets. if you get one consider yourself lucky, if you don't then it's not anyone's responsiblity except your own.
Again I apologize for being so direct - but as someone who has paid full PSL price since the beginning I definetely do not get upset if not everyone can get discounted tickets the day of the game. I sincerely hope in next few years that it becomes a huge problem. I know I've had students sit directly behind me talking about they walked up and got student rush tickets, for tickets I'm paying $66 for.
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