it just depends.....if its weekday, usually just about an hour before. on friday nights and saturday nights be there earlier......i went to the wings game last year and we were lined up Nationwide Blvd. all the way.....it just depends on the game....
Dunno if it has been done since, but I was in line for Hunnington's about 3 hours before the season opener, and one of the ticket manager's came out and asked if anybody wanted $75 lower bowl seats for $30.
Naturally I did. It probably was just a special thing for the opener though, trying to make the place look full.
Man, you guys are lucky. I was by myself last night, and the guy gave me probably the highest seat that was still $23. I had kind of figured since it was on Versus that I might get lucky too, but nope. There's not a bad seat in the house, but I gotta be honest, the $23 tickets are a rip. Three other times this year I've had $16 seats and they were all better than the $23 tickets.
I don't think $23 from a NHL game is a rip no matter where the seat is.
Obivously it's nice to be able to go to a game for so cheap, but I'm talking actual seat location. I've been to 9 or more home games this season and the location for $23 seats is literally worse than the $16. That's all I'm saying.