Rochester just opened up season ticket sales for 2012-13.
And, as with this season, they're keeping the prices dirt cheap. No matter where you sit(100s or 200s), full ST packages are $12/game. If you're a current STH, you can renew for $11/game(IF you do so by June 1st).
That is an insanely low price.
The Chicago Wolves = 2008 Calder Cup Champions!
SA Rampage season tickets start at about $300 ($8.50) for top of the lower level endzones, $550 ($14) for the middle section and $800 ($20.50) for down to 3rd row and almost double for first row @ $38.50 per game. With full season tickets you get a free jersey, 5 guest vouchers and unlimited ticket exchange.
With the STH tenure program you get $100-$300 credit for Spurs tickets, free parking, 15% discount at the fan shop etc.
yet they still draw only 5,600 peeps per game......
Which is 1/2 of the hockey capacity. They cover over about 10 sections on the round end at the 200 level. I was there for a game with 5500, not many empty seats, so current "capacity" must be about 6000, plus 5000 under vinyl.
Rochester is trying to build their fan base back to what it once was. They used to lead or be near the top in average attendance in the AHL. I thought I saw their last home game they drew 10,018. If the team has a nice playoff run, you will see them draw at least 1,000 more fans per game next season.
New owner of the NHL Sabres bought the team and use it as their farm team. Great move and hope the Amerks can do some magic in the playoffs.
I had season tickets to Providence since 2004-05 I think it was. Last year was my last time on full season. They literally raise the prices after 2 non playoff years. I dropped down to 5 games this year. Even that is $200+ for 2 seats in the lower section(4th row) They raised it again after a 3rd non playoff year. How they can condone this I have no clue. You all know Providence is all about selling to the groups.
When I had full season it was like $900+ for these seats last time I paid for full season. It is $1160 for a full season for my 2 seats for next season, if I was to go back to that. I was saving a certain % but not sure exactly.
I'll be now paying $230 for 5 games in the same seats(had to keep them, I would never get as good of seats if I let them go completely)This team is all about $ so they probably have a list of people they'd sell them to.
I'm happy with just 5 games, since I can usually find flex tickets on craigslist for cheap if I want to go to a random game. I found having full season to be a hassle. I used to go every weekend. It would be 2 games, but with work I was missing alot of games on Fridays since I like to show up on time(not one to show up midway thru the period/game, that irks me) Had a hard time moving the games I couldn't go to,so dropping down was the option I chose.
Next season I get 4 games, plus all star game tickets and skills tickets since that was offered as part of my package.
Frees up alot of time to, because it's not oh what ya doing this weekend, hockey on 2 days(friday and sunday)
Here are the box office prices if you buy thru the team. I know buying thru ticketmaster they hit you for fees.
I've always thought OKC's Season tickets were a little on the high side. When you're in a non traditional hockey market, jacking up prices isn't a way to gain a following. I've never understood why ticket prices are more expensive in a non hockey market and lower income region like OKC than they are say in Rochester or Milwaukee. Here is a link for the prices. To sit in the nosebleeds in the Cox Convention Center it's more than right behind the goal in Abby. Surprised to see that.