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Loads of Canucks playoff tickets available raising questions about Vancouver market

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04-28-2013, 12:32 PM
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Loads of Canucks playoff tickets available raising questions about Vancouver market

Loads of Canucks playoff tickets available raising questions about Vancouver market, I wonder why they are not selling.



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Absolutely overpriced. $255 for a lower bowl end seat, for round 1?

Forget it. Even if it were the Leafs, i'd struggle to want to pay for that.

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Maybe it says they're smart enough to try to buck a Ponzi scheme when they see it.

Can't keep jacking up ticket prices forever.

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$$$ pricing themselves out of the market......

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It's something along the lines of $130 for upper bowl each! I'm not paying that when I can watch it at home with snacks for free, or at a bar/restaurant for the price of a meal with a bunch of other screaming fans. Can't wait for game one!

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Tickets are way too expensive, same with beer and parking is a whole nother story. **** that, would rather just watch it at home.

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First round fatigue. Fans will get excited after the first round.

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Absolutely overpriced. $255 for a lower bowl end seat, for round 1?

Forget it. Even if it were the Leafs, i'd struggle to want to pay for that.
Toronto pays that for regular season games.

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This has happened with Detroit as well. After coming within a win of the Cup, a first round match-up isn't so special anymore.

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The price is a factor, but it is only Saturday. By the time game one starts the tickets will be sold out.

Even so, it looks like the Canucks are finding they have reached a limit on what we will pay. I certainly don't attend games anymore because of the costs, and there's obviously others like me around.

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Canucks tickets are a very risky purchase. You pay a fortune to go and never know which team will show up the on the ice. The team doesn't have to win for the game to be entertaining, but paying hundreds of dollars to potentially end up seeing Luongo get ventilated for 7 goals is no fun.

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Toronto pays that for regular season games.
Yes. And this proves Vancouver is a horrible hockey market and the team should be moved to Peel Region.

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Toronto pays that for regular season games.
Toronto the outlier, not the mean.

Not many here doubt Vancouver's dedication to their hockey team and all one can read into this story is that Canucks have priced themselves out of the market.

Vancouver is not Toronto or Montreal in size or wealth. Charging prices equal or higher than both markets, even and despite having a Stanley Cup contender, will not translate into the same demand.

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The retail sector at the moment in Vancouver is beyond sluggish, slow. Dont really know what to make of it, but it aint good.

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The retail sector at the moment in Vancouver is beyond sluggish, slow. Dont really know what to make of it, but it aint good.
Everyone's packing up for a May 15 drive to Alberta.

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Toronto the outlier, not the mean.

Not many here doubt Vancouver's dedication to their hockey team and all one can read into this story is that Canucks have priced themselves out of the market.

Vancouver is not Toronto or Montreal in size or wealth. Charging prices equal or higher than both markets, even and despite having a Stanley Cup contender, will not translate into the same demand.
vancouver had real bad attendance from 1997-2000. markets between 1.5 million -2.5 million don't drop that much in any sport, you can't compare it to Wpg or the alberta cities because those cities were all 650000 back then.

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Toronto the outlier, not the mean.

Not many here doubt Vancouver's dedication to their hockey team and all one can read into this story is that Canucks have priced themselves out of the market.

Vancouver is not Toronto or Montreal in size or wealth. Charging prices equal or higher than both markets, even and despite having a Stanley Cup contender, will not translate into the same demand.
I agree; just pointing out how much it irritates me since it's the only team in town.

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Yes. And this proves Vancouver is a horrible hockey market and the team should be moved to Peel Region.
Just pointing out how p/o it makes me.

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Very high prices + likely Atlanta Braves syndrome (been there, done that, wake me up when we advance) = tickets available

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But that "unbiased" study said Vancouver can support two NHL teams.

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Very high prices + likely Atlanta Braves syndrome (been there, done that, wake me up when we advance) = tickets available
Nailed it.

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Something nobody is mentioning is people like me haven't been able to afford to go to games over the last 5 years, the ticket prices are ridiculous for such an average product. So now people like me are used to not going to games so we don't even consider buying tickets. All these business people that have been going to games because it's cool to do so will not hang around forever. The true fans can't get in the arena.

They want me to pay $250 for a first round playoff ticket... that's 6 rounds of golf or a trip to Tofino to go surfing or something else that's more fun and a better use of $ than an NHL game. The hockey has been horrible this year.

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So what I'm hearing is that it's okay for Vancouver playoff tickets to be sluggish for any of a number of reasons listed above, but when fans in Florida or Atlanta or Carolina didn't want to show up to watch bad regular season hockey, it's because they're terrible markets that don't support the team or sport.

Just glad we've cleared that up.

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No, what you're hearing is that it is possible to price a large number of fans out of the market, even if you're the Canucks.

Give us Florida or Carolina or Atlanta prices and they could fill a dozen stadiums.

Regardless, the game will sell out. Most fans don't even expect to be able to buy tickets so they don't bother checking.

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No, what you're hearing is that it is possible to price a large number of fans out of the market, even if you're the Canucks.

Give us Florida or Carolina or Atlanta prices and they could fill a dozen stadiums.

Regardless, the game will sell out. Most fans don't even expect to be able to buy tickets so they don't bother checking.
this...

Common man doesn't have access to presales (even though they are ridiculously easy to get a hold of, passwords that is), so if those are missed, they go stragiht to stubhub...

Overpriced? Sports bar it is

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