The Blues are one of the NHL teams this season, including Nashville, which are requiring fans to buy tickets to multiple games in order to acquire them for meetings against Chicago.
In recent years, the Blackhawks have attracted huge crowds to Scottrade Center, at times taking over the in-game atmosphere, and that could continue after the ‘Hawks won their second Stanley Cup in four years in 2012-13.
But this season, tickets to those four aforementioned games are available only as part of full- and half-season tickets, or 12-game and hat-trick plans. Games are divided into three price categories: Gold, Silver and Bronze.
And it didn't work. Some bought tickets before the ban; others via Stub Hub.
It worked perfectly, they got exactly what they wanted. They got their name in the paper in August. They obviously weren't really gonna try to keep Hawks fans out, as they have no control over the secondary market.