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07-21-2013, 02:57 PM
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Tickets for out of towners

I'll be in Montreal the weekend of Nov 30 and would like to take the kids to their 1st game at the Bell. Leafs are visiting. I was wondering what's the best place to buy tickets? Through nhl.com?

Do they do like here in the US and just swipe your credit card used for purchase at the entrance or do you need actual tickets? When do they go on sale?

Other retarded thing they do here is not allow water or snacks in. Anything similar at the BC? Any other advice welcome since it's been a long time I've been to a live Habs game.

Thanks in advance, all.

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I'll be in Montreal the weekend of Nov 30 and would like to take the kids to their 1st game at the Bell. Leafs are visiting. I was wondering what's the best place to buy tickets? Through nhl.com?

Do they do like here in the US and just swipe your credit card used for purchase at the entrance or do you need actual tickets? When do they go on sale?

Other retarded thing they do here is not allow water or snacks in. Anything similar at the BC? Any other advice welcome since it's been a long time I've been to a live Habs game.

Thanks in advance, all.
tickets usually go on sale on canadiens.com around September 15th, Check on their site, it will be updated. Since you know when you will be here, buy the tickets if you can get them. You purchase them in full online and they email you tickets to print.

If you can try many computers on different IPs, you may have a better chance. It seems like its a luck of the draw waiting room, it opens like an hour before they go on sale.

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I'll be in Montreal the weekend of Nov 30 and would like to take the kids to their 1st game at the Bell. Leafs are visiting. I was wondering what's the best place to buy tickets? Through nhl.com?

Do they do like here in the US and just swipe your credit card used for purchase at the entrance or do you need actual tickets? When do they go on sale?

Other retarded thing they do here is not allow water or snacks in. Anything similar at the BC? Any other advice welcome since it's been a long time I've been to a live Habs game.

Thanks in advance, all.

They sell the tickets on the canadiens website.
canadiens.nhl.com

They can send you a ticket by mail or I believe you may be able to just print one off from an email link.

Not sure about the food thing....but they do pat you down at the door, so they're probabley gonna feel whatever you try to sneak in.

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tickets usually go on sale on canadiens.com around September 15th, Check on their site, it will be updated. Since you know when you will be here, buy the tickets if you can get them. You purchase them in full online and they email you tickets to print.

If you can try many computers on different IPs, you may have a better chance. It seems like its a luck of the draw waiting room, it opens like an hour before they go on sale.
Thanks. So is it really that crazy that I have to jump on it right away for a game that's at the end of November?

Also, just looking for cheap seats. Which sections are a good value? How much should I expect to pay?

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Thanks. So is it really that crazy that I have to jump on it right away for a game that's at the end of November?

Also, just looking for cheap seats. Which sections are a good value? How much should I expect to pay?
It's the Habs dude. After the day, the only tickets left are random singles and some that they with hold for later sales.

Greys/Blues are the cheapest. All the seats are fine for watching the game.

You should expect to pay more or less this:




*could easily be more than that next season.

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What's an optimum game? Are the Stanley Cup-bound Leafs optimum?

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What's an optimum game? Are the Stanley Cup-bound Leafs optimum?
usually its rival teams or interesting teams.

leafs would be optimum.

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usually its rival teams or interesting teams.

leafs would be optimum.
Only in the mind of a Leafs fan.

Yikes, those tickets are expensive. Thanks, guys.

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It's gotten to the point where I will only buy tickets if they are in the Greys or Blues.

White Centers are still a decent deal though; they are really good seats.

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Only in the mind of a Leafs fan.

Yikes, those tickets are expensive. Thanks, guys.
I haven't been to a game in years, extremely expensive and we sell out too.

White isn't a bad section. If I were you I'd just go for a non-optimum game. Get some whites and call it a day. Not the best seats obviously but good enough. Reds are great but a killer.

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It's gotten to the point where I will only buy tickets if they are in the Greys or Blues.
Or you just go less often. Best scenario IMO. When you go, make it count I guess.

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Only in the mind of a Leafs fan.

Yikes, those tickets are expensive. Thanks, guys.
Toronto on a Saturday night? All but guaranteed an optimum game.

For the waiting line on ticket sales day... You will want to get in ASA it opens and expect to wait... 2, 3, 4 hours... Maybe you get lucky and are one of the first. For the type of game you want, you will need to be dedicated to try and getting them, I usually just wake up and casually find my way into the waiting room on that day, and will end up getting whatever is left (Florida, Buffalo, teams not as desired).

Good Luck!

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Or you just go less often. Best scenario IMO. When you go, make it count I guess.
My go to move was to go down to the Bell Centre at puck drop and buy a single grey for $40-50.

I don't mind paying $40 bucks to see an NHL game. That's not bad at all. It's not like I ever bought anything inside anyways.

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You may get extremely lucky and buy family zone tickets, they are dirt cheap if you have kids with you. I am not a fan of the end seats though.

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Those prices almost double since the last lock-out in 2004-2005 for most sections. Wouldn't surprise me at all that if the team doesn't have a solid season, the sellout streak might come to an end.

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You may get extremely lucky and buy family zone tickets, they are dirt cheap if you have kids with you. I am not a fan of the end seats though.
How do I get family zone tickets? I have two little kids. Just luck??

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If you don't manage to get tickets from canadiens.com you could always try Stub Hub close to the date.

I bought tickets off of Stub Hub for game 1 of the playoffs this year and paid face value.

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How do I get family zone tickets? I have two little kids. Just luck??
Hope you get an early spot and family zone tickets are available.

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How do I get family zone tickets? I have two little kids. Just luck??
Four seats next to each other will be tough. At the very least, you'll have far fewer choices. Try getting two sets of two -- you with one kid, your wife with the other.

As for the food/drink thing, they won't pat you down, but they will take the food/drink away if they see it. Make sure your coats have big pockets!

Oh - and if you do want to buy food/coffee inside the BC, go to the Tim Hortons stand at the very top (don't remember where exactly). Because it's a franchise, the prices are NOT marked up at all.

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Four seats next to each other will be tough. At the very least, you'll have far fewer choices. Try getting two sets of two -- you with one kid, your wife with the other.

As for the food/drink thing, they won't pat you down, but they will take the food/drink away if they see it. Make sure your coats have big pockets!

Oh - and if you do want to buy food/coffee inside the BC, go to the Tim Hortons stand at the very top (don't remember where exactly). Because it's a franchise, the prices are NOT marked up at all.
I'd like to add that it's far less likely for men with families present to be patted down. I stood near the escalator with my uncle the last time we saw a game there, and took a tally of who they'd stop more. Results weren't all that surprising.

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I'd like to add that it's far less likely for men with families present to be patted down. I stood near the escalator with my uncle the last time we saw a game there, and took a tally of who they'd stop more. Results weren't all that surprising.
That's true. I've morphed into a respectable-looking middle-age dude, so whether I'm with my kids, my wife or my fellow respectable-looking middle-age buddy, I'm never hassled.




But ******, part of me misses being hassled.....

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That's true. I've morphed into a respectable-looking middle-age dude, so whether I'm with my kids, my wife or my fellow respectable-looking middle-age buddy, I'm never hassled.




But ******, part of me misses being hassled.....
I guess that's the male equivalent of chicks missing being carded at bars/clubs

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That's true. I've morphed into a respectable-looking middle-age dude, so whether I'm with my kids, my wife or my fellow respectable-looking middle-age buddy, I'm never hassled.




But ******, part of me misses being hassled.....
F* you.

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F* you.
Oh yeah? Expect a call from my lawyer!




Damn - I really am out of practice with youthful comebacks...

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Hey OP, use StubHub if you want cheap tickets for you and your kids!

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