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07-23-2006, 08:50 PM
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OT: New to Toronto needs advice on Leafs tickets

Hello Folks,

I've just moved from Europe to Toronto... probably the best decision I've ever made!

As numerous people have told me, it is especially hard in Toronto to get tickets for the Leafs. However, being a NY Rangers fan, I'd love to see the Leafs and Rangers battle it out at Air Canada Centre.

What is the best advice to get my hands on two tickets (fair price around $50 - $80) for each of the following games:

Saturday, 21st October 2006, NY Rangers @ Toronto Maple Leafs (ACC)
Saturday, 16th December 2006, NY Rangers @ Toronto Maple Leafs (ACC)

Any help is much appreciated! THANKS!!! Cheereo!

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Hello Folks,

I've just moved from Europe to Toronto... probably the best decision I've ever made!

As numerous people have told me, it is especially hard in Toronto to get tickets for the Leafs. However, being a NY Rangers fan, I'd love to see the Leafs and Rangers battle it out at Air Canada Centre.

What is the best advice to get my hands on two tickets (fair price around $50 - $80) for each of the following games:

Saturday, 21st October 2006, NY Rangers @ Toronto Maple Leafs (ACC)
Saturday, 16th December 2006, NY Rangers @ Toronto Maple Leafs (ACC)

Any help is much appreciated! THANKS!!! Cheereo!

Get in line dude.

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Yeah I'd love to see a game in Toronto. But I've given up on that and have settled on the back-up plan of watching the Leafs play in Buffalo. Now if only they'd win there when I go .

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Get in line dude.
Is it seriously that bad??? Oh man, I really don't care about ANY team other than the Leafs and Rangers... all I want tix for are when these 2 teams play.

As far as my knowledge is, the ACC is relatively new. Why didn't they build a 25,000+ stadium for the leafs??? I'm sure the Leafs could sell 30,000+ tix per game... just my 2 cents (Canadian)

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Is it seriously that bad??? Oh man, I really don't care about ANY team other than the Leafs and Rangers... all I want tix for are when these 2 teams play.

As far as my knowledge is, the ACC is relatively new. Why didn't they build a 25,000+ stadium for the leafs??? I'm sure the Leafs could sell 30,000+ tix per game... just my 2 cents (Canadian)
I wondered that as well, but I guess less seats = more cost for them, so they might make more profit.

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Hey, welcome to Toronto.

And, go to Buffalo for tickets?

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Leafs need a 25,000 seating capacity arena or more, not 18,500.

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Leafs need a 25,000 seating capacity arena or more, not 18,500.
Even one-time Stanley Cup fluke Tampa Bay Lightning can seat something ridiculous in excess of 21,000 at the St. Pete Times Forum...

Hmmm... Tampa Bay vs. Toronto... now, which one was the primary hockey town again??? An 18,500 seat arena in Toronto... ... whatever happened to the old supply and demand theory???

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Even one-time Stanley Cup fluke Tampa Bay Lightning can seat something ridiculous in excess of 21,000 at the St. Pete Times Forum...

Hmmm... Tampa Bay vs. Toronto... now, which one was the primary hockey town again??? An 18,500 seat arena in Toronto... ... whatever happened to the old supply and demand theory???
Guess it's still in effect. Less seating = surplus of demand .'. Ticket prices through the roof. Nice way of making money for the franchise and nice way of losing money for the fans.

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Yeah, it'd be better if there were more seats. But less seats means they can charge more for the ones that are there since people want to go. It's just annoying how the owners only care about making money from the Leafs. Nothing will change while those kinds of people are in charge.

Until then it's off to Buffalo.

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Does the 18.5K include private boxes/corporate areas?

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No disrespect to any Leafs fans, but what have the ML accomplished in the past couple of decades (in terms of Cups)? None.

And STILL, its hard to get tickets to watch the Leafs take on the Thrashers, Sharks or god knows another non-traditional hockey teams/markets.

Here some numbers to think about:

Air Canada Centre capacity is 18,800.
Anaheim Ducks: 17,174
Tampa Bay: 19,500
Nashville: 18,000

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I don't understand the frustration with loyalty towards a non-cup winning franchise. Isn't that what you want? Fans who aren't always on or off the bandwagon?

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No disrespect to any Leafs fans, but what have the ML accomplished in the past couple of decades (in terms of Cups)? None.

And STILL, its hard to get tickets to watch the Leafs take on the Thrashers, Sharks or god knows another non-traditional hockey teams/markets.
Right, people should totally stop going to Leafs games so you can get tickets more easily. Seriously, stop trolling your own thread with this garbage about inferior hockey markets if you actually want advice.

If you want two single tickets to Leafs-Rangers games it's possible to get them if you buy them soon after they go on sale. A pair of tickets next to each other is not going to happen unless you buy them from scalpers or from a season ticket holder before hand.

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either spend the money or go watch the Rangers in Buffalo.

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Scalpers or "favours"

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If you want tickets its not THAT hard wait till single game seats go on sale and just call within the hour you should be ok.

As for the seating capacity, its something called reverse economics....increase demand by limiting supply. Its the same reason why ballparks now are built with lesser capacity....more intimate feel and increasing demand.

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No disrespect to any Leafs fans, but what have the ML accomplished in the past couple of decades (in terms of Cups)? None.

And STILL, its hard to get tickets to watch the Leafs take on the Thrashers, Sharks or god knows another non-traditional hockey teams/markets.

Here some numbers to think about:

Air Canada Centre capacity is 18,800.
Anaheim Ducks: 17,174
Tampa Bay: 19,500
Nashville: 18,000
Ah, you just screwed yourself out of any real help.

I have an easy method, but forget it now.

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As long as the owners are making money that's all that matters to them. Getting tickets is tricky itself, but willing to pay the cost of them is too much. Just watch the Rangers in Buffalo like most people who want to watch the Leafs. Unless you really want to watch the Rangers against the Leafs, then good luck to you.

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Here is the best way to get them:

On the day before the games you want, log onto ticketmaster.ca at 4:00 PM. At this time they release a bunch of pairs and singles for the NEXT home game. I find this the easiest way to get tickets at face value. Everytime I have gone on I have always been able to find atleast 4 to 5 pairs either in the greens, purples or standing room.

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No disrespect to any Leafs fans, but what have the ML accomplished in the past couple of decades (in terms of Cups)? None.

And STILL, its hard to get tickets to watch the Leafs take on the Thrashers, Sharks or god knows another non-traditional hockey teams/markets.
When was the last time England won a major international soccer title? Support seems as strong as ever.

I'd focus on trying to get Rangers tickets. Probably easier.

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Here is the best way to get them:

On the day before the games you want, log onto ticketmaster.ca at 4:00 PM. At this time they release a bunch of pairs and singles for the NEXT home game. I find this the easiest way to get tickets at face value. Everytime I have gone on I have always been able to find atleast 4 to 5 pairs either in the greens, purples or standing room.
THANK YOU very much, the only post with REAL GOOD advice! Much appreciated!

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When was the last time England won a major international soccer title? Support seems as strong as ever.

I'd focus on trying to get Rangers tickets. Probably easier.
1752? 1966? If the English don't start taking penalty kicks seriously, it'll be in 2283 before they win another tournament, where Admiral James T. Kirk will handing over the Trophy

Entweder gewinnen die Deutschen die naechste WM oder sie gewinnen seeeeeeeehr lange keinen Titel... Forza Klinsi!

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