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01-12-2013, 02:06 PM
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Getting Tickets

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I am a British hockey fan currently living in Halifax, NS. I am moving to Calgary next week and i was wondering how difficult it is to get tickets to Flames games. I am actually a Dallas Stars fan but i love hockey and would really enjoy going to watch the Flames if i could. I have never seen any NHL games live before, as i have only been in Canada since August. I know that in some markets like Toronto it is almost impossible to get tickets but i haven't heard much about Calgary. I know it will be a little different than usual this season what with the lock out ending and all but i just wanted to know what it is usually like buying single game tickets and how/where i could get them from. I realize that the Hitmen would probably be an easier option but i would really like to get to the Saddledome to see some games.

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First bowl seats(front row actually) from uofc for $15. Love it

There isn't really a bad seat at the dome. Fun times and heroin beers

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First bowl seats(front row actually) from uofc for $15. Love it

There isn't really a bad seat at the dome. Fun times and heroin beers
What is uofc? As a stingy british guy i don't like paying 11 bucks for a beer. Still havn't done it at any Mooseheads games yet and i've been here all season!

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What is uofc? As a stingy british guy i don't like paying 11 bucks for a beer. Still havn't done it at any Mooseheads games yet and i've been here all season!
U of C is the University of Calgary hes talking about Hitmen tickets for $15... Not the Flames haha. Depending on where you sit obviously price will go up this season might be a little easier getting tickets since most fans are jumping ship haha.

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Thanks for the clarification. It says that tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 am so i'l just have to wait and see if i can get a couple. I presume i can buy them through the website?

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You can always buy tickets at the door from scalpers as well, they usually will cost close to face value (above or below depending on the game/ your haggling skills).

btw a "scalper" is our term for guys who buy tickets and resell them outside the venue... Because sometimes they jack the price way up and "scalp" you... At least I think thats where it comes from? Anyways it would be a good way to get tickets to Stars-Flames, though I doubt those will sell out real fast.

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You can always buy tickets at the door from scalpers as well, they usually will cost close to face value (above or below depending on the game/ your haggling skills).

btw a "scalper" is our term for guys who buy tickets and resell them outside the venue... Because sometimes they jack the price way up and "scalp" you... At least I think thats where it comes from? Anyways it would be a good way to get tickets to Stars-Flames, though I doubt those will sell out real fast.
Yeh that will be one advantage getting tickets i suppose, no one want's to watch Dallas. Especially in Canada. We call them touts. Usually i wouldn't use them because in Britain there is a good chance you are going to get 'scalped' and then find out the tickets are fake. But it doesn't seem to be that way here. Are they mostly genuine?

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Yeh that will be one advantage getting tickets i suppose, no one want's to watch Dallas. Especially in Canada. We call them touts. Usually i wouldn't use them because in Britain there is a good chance you are going to get 'scalped' and then find out the tickets are fake. But it doesn't seem to be that way here. Are they mostly genuine?
For the very most part, yes.

There is always exceptions though. Price wise anything in the lower bowl is upwards of about $150. As you get higher they get cheaper. Nose Bleeds (the ****** seats way in the top) are roughly $25 I believe.

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Theres the sportchek section. Why hasnt that been mentioned? Just go to a sportchek and ask about tickets usually 20-25 bucks.

Hitmen tickets are sold at Max or 7/11 stores too, right?

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Some of the best times i've ever had were in the sportchek zone.

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Some of the best times i've ever had were in the sportchek zone.
Hahaha thats funny because honestly I rather stay at home and watch the game then go up in the nose bleeds

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Hahaha thats funny because honestly I rather stay at home and watch the game then go up in the nose bleeds
Good for you, some of us cant afford better seats.

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Good for you, some of us cant afford better seats.
I will most definitely be in this category

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Just a reminder - Flames tickets go on sale at 10:00am MST today.

http://www.ticketmaster.ca

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I will most definitely be in this category
They aren't all that bad, you'll be watching the jumbotron a lot though.

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For the Stars game i might pay a little more but i was going to try and get tickets for the Oilers game too, for which i might get the cheapest ticket i can. Can i purchase and pick up at the box office or do i have to have the tickets delivered? I have never used ticketmaster in Canada before

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Thanks for the help and advice guys, got tickets for the Oilers game on the 26th and the Stars game on Feb 13th. It will be a little odd wearing my Stars jersey to that second game, i'm used to segregated seating back home

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Thanks for the help and advice guys, got tickets for the Oilers game on the 26th and the Stars game on Feb 13th. It will be a little odd wearing my Stars jersey to that second game, i'm used to segregated seating back home
People will be nice as long as you are respectful of that fact that you're in their house.

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People will be nice as long as you are respectful of that fact that you're in their house.
I will be, but i will celebrate goals and stuff. I got an isle seat so that i'm only annoying one person. And i'l be cheering for the Flames against the Oilers

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They aren't all that bad, you'll be watching the jumbotron a lot though.
Tbh if rather watch it on tsn or cbc rather than sports check section since I get color commentary anyways lol.

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