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01-28-2013, 06:03 PM
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Notable Scalebacks as a THANK YOU for fans

Just a few I've noticed as a 200 level season ticket holder:
-$1 increase for general parking ($11 to $12); the free parking in selected lots for opening night will be more than offset after a few games; pure profit thereafter
-no more score mags on entry anymore. In obvious cost-cutting, the Sens have scaled back from 8/year to 3 last year anyway; now a similar offering for $3/game
-best meal was 212 Deli roast beef, which was $10.50 opening night last year and increased to $11.50 for the All-Star game and held after; this year, it was removed from menu altogether for a cheaper $12.00 meatball sub (15% increase for an inferior product...thanks for coming back, O-town stooges)
-for those who read economic reports, inflation in Canada was 0.8-2.0% in 2012 depending on sources; for the Sens it starts at 15%

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I am sorry you are upset you had to pay more for your sandwich. I found my free beer helped me wash mine down.


This is a business that employees hundreds of individuals. They need to make money. If they don't, we don't have a team to go watch.

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01-28-2013, 06:28 PM
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Find a restaurant that has a shuttle bus, there are some that are free or only $5 & you don't have to worry about parking. If you eat & drink at the restaurant it will be a lot cheaper than at SBP.

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You dont have to eat at SBP you know...

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01-28-2013, 06:41 PM
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It's simple. You don't have to be a customer of the Senators to be a fan of the team. Don't buy food at SBP. Don't park your car at SBP. Don't buy Senators merchandise. Don't go to games at SBP. Watch the games on tv.

The NHL doesn't care about the fans as was evident by their stupid lockout. Why should we give them our money?

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It's simple. You don't have to be a customer of the Senators to be a fan of the team. Don't buy food at SBP. Don't park your car at SBP. Don't buy Senators merchandise. Don't go to games at SBP. Watch the games on tv.

The NHL doesn't care about the fans as was evident by their stupid lockout. Why should we give them our money?
Karlsson isn't > 200 lbs

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Karlsson isn't a man, he's a god.

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01-28-2013, 06:49 PM
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The roast beef was not the best food item... Everything from the bytowne grill is cheaper and better than anything from 212... Sorry bro.

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That's really disappointing.

Reminds me of the first time I went to a 67's game this year and found out the beer was even more expensive than at last year's Sens games. The 67's said they tried to maintain the same concession prices (meaning slightly cheaper beer) but at the end of the day SBP gets to set them.

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That sucks do 67's still have $1 hotdog nights and stuff like that?

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Just a few I've noticed as a 200 level season ticket holder:
-$1 increase for general parking ($11 to $12); the free parking in selected lots for opening night will be more than offset after a few games; pure profit thereafter
-no more score mags on entry anymore. In obvious cost-cutting, the Sens have scaled back from 8/year to 3 last year anyway; now a similar offering for $3/game
-best meal was 212 Deli roast beef, which was $10.50 opening night last year and increased to $11.50 for the All-Star game and held after; this year, it was removed from menu altogether for a cheaper $12.00 meatball sub (15% increase for an inferior product...thanks for coming back, O-town stooges)
-for those who read economic reports, inflation in Canada was 0.8-2.0% in 2012 depending on sources; for the Sens it starts at 15%

Discuss.
And yet...still cheaper than EVERY other arena in Canada.

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It's disappointing but to be expected. I often wonder if their net profits would go up if their profit margins went down. They obviously assume they won't so they keep bumping prices up. Really noone to blame but the consumer in my opinion. They have all of the power, they just refuse to wield it or have yet to be pushed to the point where they will.

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First the jersey thread, and now this one. When EVERYTHING is an issue to complain about, you kind of have to look at the source of the complaint.

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Is parking free at tonight's game??

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-no more score mags on entry anymore. In obvious cost-cutting, the Sens have scaled back from 8/year to 3 last year anyway; now a similar offering for $3/game
Good, those things were a waste of paper. Let's print off 20,000 magazines on good-quality paper, all but six hundred of which will be dropped under the seats and forgotten about within seconds of sitting down.

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Is parking free at tonight's game??
Absolutely not.

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First the jersey thread, and now this one. When EVERYTHING is an issue to complain about, you kind of have to look at the source of the complaint.
Particularly when the complainant was wrong in the jersey thread...

Seriously, I get not being completely satisfied with what the business organization that is the Senators have to offer but do some people realize the market we are in? Ottawa isn't Toronto, Montreal or Winnipeg with its millions of diehard supporters on wait lists to buy tickets. We're not Calgary or Edmonton with years of franchise success to fall back on. We're not Vancouver with its higher average income bracket.

The Senators are a small-market hockey team sandwiched between two of the most storied franchises with fans of both teams refusing to switch allegiances. So take the number of hockey fans in this city then remove 20% of them as potential clients, because they will rarely attend Senator games unless their team is in town. That small group is who the Senators have to generate a profit from. One that allows them to compete with franchises like the Flyers, Leafs and Rangers in terms of the salary cap.

People here are spoiled.

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This is a question for the op. I've seen the NHL do dozen of things for fans to welcome them back. What single thing have the players done for fans? Perhaps you should save your energy for that.

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They have Smokey's Poutine at SBP now.

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They have Smokey's Poutine at SBP now.
I found their poutine...disquieting to be honest. Of course, we went on the All-Star Game Friday, where there was a film of wet rainy snow that gave our national capital a sobering resemblance to M-S-OW, and the nearby Parliamentary Buildings only amplified the feeling. The inside of Smokey's was insipid and not a little scary, with some dude in an apron and bad music, very little heating and no tablecloths to be seen.

Better poutine is to be found at the various chip stands, especially one run by a delightful Mexican fellow at the corner of Bank and Gladstone area. The chips are crisp, the gravy piping hot and you can't go wrong with the ice cold Orange Crush.

Avoid New York Fries as well. If New York served those kinds of fries there would have been a riot ages ago.

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They have Smokey's Poutine at SBP now.
The quality of their product really isn't that great, had a poutine from there at the game on Sunday and was very disappointed. I quite like M&G Fries at the corner of Bank and Sunnyside, they have a very good product.

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There is no decent food at SBP, the beer is over-priced.

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Hey guys Eugene Melnyk has a big house in the Barbados, Toronto and Ottawa. I know he doesn't like paying income tax but he still likes driving on our roads with really nice cars.

He also has to pay property tax on the building that houses his hockey team that he purchased at half price.

So give him a break and pay 10 dollars a drink.

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