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05-10-2017, 12:39 PM
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And one more comment- if they are indeed doing that- again, I have a problem with that. These games are going to sell out- there is so much positivity going on right now and I just think this is totally unnecessary by the Predators- they are going to burn through a lot of goodwill and there is just no good reason to do it.
There is no proof that is a reason they are doing that, but there is no doubt it is definitely an added benefit. I'd say beating the scalpers is the primary objective here.

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05-10-2017, 12:40 PM
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Looking at the map right now for game 3.

A few singles, two sets of 2, and one set of 4- that is it. All of them over $600 each

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05-10-2017, 12:48 PM
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Where are the prices that don't include the escort?

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My buddy just bought 2 in 314 for 494. That is rough.
Geez... how much would've he paid if he just signed up for season tickets? That's like what, halfway to two 23 game plans in the Upper Goal Zone?!!

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05-10-2017, 12:51 PM
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Geez... how much would've he paid if he just signed up for season tickets? That's like what, halfway to two 23 game plans in the Upper Goal Zone?!!
Two of my friends signed up for STH for this very reason. They are just going to plan on selling half the games to recoup some of the cost.

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05-10-2017, 12:59 PM
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The preds aren't creating the false sense of demand, no need to, if they didn't price them like this and price them lower the scalpers make the extra money. Also, keep in mind there probably is a significant number of new season ticket holders that are scalpers. There might be a drop in prices closer to the game.

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05-10-2017, 01:01 PM
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Two of my friends signed up for STH for this very reason. They are just going to plan on selling half the games to recoup some of the cost.
But are they even going to be able to do that?? On my partial plan that I am currently on, every single game was absolutely non-transferable.

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05-10-2017, 01:03 PM
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The preds aren't creating the false sense of demand, no need to, if they didn't price them like this and price them lower the scalpers make the extra money. Also, keep in mind there is a significant number of new season ticket holders that are scalpers. There might be a drop in prices closer to the game.
They are if there are actually 1,000 available seats and they are only showing about 50 of them. As I said above, if I go on there and there are only 50 I will panic and probably pay whatever it takes.

Another question- how are scalpers selling these tickets?? I have tickets to to the round 3 games and unless I am missing something I don't have any way to sell them even if I wanted to.

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They are if there are actually 1,000 available seats and they are only showing about 50 of them. As I said above, if I go on there and there are only 50 I will panic and probably pay whatever it takes.

Another question- how are scalpers selling these tickets?? I have tickets to to the round 3 games and unless I am missing something I don't have any way to sell them even if I wanted to.


You can use 'buy on map' now. Might be time to panic. There's right at about 50 available for game 3 as of typing this.

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But are they even going to be able to do that?? On my partial plan that I am currently on, every single game was absolutely non-transferable.
Yes. I probably sold 10 games this year on the ticket exchange and the transaction couldn't have been easier. List for whatever price and then you get an email when someone bought them. Only took a loss on one random Tuesday game against the Avs and sold several Saturday games usually at 50%+ profit. Not sure about partial plans.

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Many ways, one I imagine is the scapler just walks them in. Yes it is harder but for the money they make, no big deal. It is just riskier for the buyer now with it not going through the ticket exchange site. Plus there are still paper tickets being issued in some cases, corporations etc.

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But are they even going to be able to do that?? On my partial plan that I am currently on, every single game was absolutely non-transferable.
I was wondering about the resale market for games. My wife and I have thought about getting a full (or maybe a half) season package in the upper sideline, but we live almost 2 hours away and weekday games would be pretty much out of the question (except for certain circumstances). Would we be able to sell most of those games? If so, how much of the cost does it actually help offset?

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If game 6 falls on the week of May 21-25 (probably will be that way), I will have a pair for sale in 315 row E. Shoot twice end and same height from ice as club level is. Will post for sale when schedule comes out to confirm availability. We have already had a Florida babymoon trip planned and non refundable.

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I gave up my season tickets a few years ago when I moved out of town, and since I came back I've only been sharing a season ticket with my sister. She goes to most of the games and I only take a few, it's just harder now with kids. I won't be going to any in the WCF or beyond, just can't afford it. I'll definitely head downtown to join in on the plaza.

I'm not even mad, I've said for years that I can't wait for the day to come that I can't afford to attend because it meant the team would be well taken care of and preserved for years to come. And this playoff run is going to be a HUGE shot in the arm for the franchise. I will gladly miss out on the live experience in exchange for the guarantee that we actually have Predators hockey to watch.

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Count me in as one that moved from 1/2 season STH to full STH with a 3 year commitment This also gave me discounts on my current playoff tickets. In addition to our two seats, I ended up buying an extra playoff strip of 2 tickets to rounds 3 & 4 also. Seeing these crazy prices and demand, I'm sure glad I did.

The Preds are doing all they can now to make as many STH's as they can. Discount playoff tickets during the buzz is a great way to do that.

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Back when I was in the Lower Bowl I signed up for an extra 2 seats in the 300's--it was a 10 pack or something like that--so my children could take friends with them. They were relatively cheap, on the second row from the top, but still great seats. I had another reason for buying them, too. I had worked the numbers and deduced that if we made it to the third round and beyond, the savings from using those 2 seats for playoffs instead of the others would pay for the extra seats and would also defray overall expenditure for playoff tickets since I knew I'd buy them. This was during the Kariya years so it wasn't far reaching to think we could go deeper than we did.

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05-10-2017, 09:59 PM
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Can't believe these ticket prices. I understand the "encouragement" to sign up as a full/half STH, but I'm old school. How about 2500 tickets sold at the box office only? Can you imagine the line ?

Fortunate to be a STH and in the cheap seat!
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throughout the last 2 seasons STH's have complained about all the specials that let casual fans attend cheaper than STH. we were always told the biggest benefit is playoffs. i was told "ünofficially" this is why we were given options for strips at our season ticket rate and 1st shot at >4 extras at the "box office rate" and as availability went down prices would rise accordingly. as stated earlier, anyone who wanted to get in still could at the select a seat party which would get you very reasonable playoff tickets THIS PLAYOFFS for becoming STH (2500 seats appx) the "scalpers" are the STH we get to make some money to compensate for the "deals" and crap like the way they do smashville rewards now for your points. It's up to the season ticket holders to decide how much profit they're comfortable making. I have 3 seats (mine) 3 strip seats my cost for family and friends and 4 seats together in 304 N to sell... I'm waiting until the day before game 3 to see what the mkt is and come in under that. If we make it any deeper I will have this same arrangement and I'll make sure people here will go cheaper than current day of game price with 2 of the extra 4, probably significantly cheaper. It made going against what i felt like doing, dropping my STs and doing the deal route and taking a leap of faith and committing to 3 more years. I think the days of eating or giving away regular season tickets are a thing of the past if we keep up this kind of play

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throughout the last 2 seasons STH's have complained about all the specials that let casual fans attend cheaper than STH. we were always told the biggest benefit is playoffs. i was told "ünofficially" this is why we were given options for strips at our season ticket rate and 1st shot at >4 extras at the "box office rate" and as availability went down prices would rise accordingly. as stated earlier, anyone who wanted to get in still could at the select a seat party which would get you very reasonable playoff tickets THIS PLAYOFFS for becoming STH (2500 seats appx) the "scalpers" are the STH we get to make some money to compensate for the "deals" and crap like the way they do smashville rewards now for your points. It's up to the season ticket holders to decide how much profit they're comfortable making. I have 3 seats (mine) 3 strip seats my cost for family and friends and 4 seats together in 304 N to sell... I'm waiting until the day before game 3 to see what the mkt is and come in under that. If we make it any deeper I will have this same arrangement and I'll make sure people here will go cheaper than current day of game price with 2 of the extra 4, probably significantly cheaper. It made going against what i felt like doing, dropping my STs and doing the deal route and taking a leap of faith and committing to 3 more years. I think the days of eating or giving away regular season tickets are a thing of the past if we keep up this kind of play
How? The tickets have been non-transferable and 100% Passport/QR code and the QR code isn't available until 3 hours before the game.

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everyone has met me at the arena or had theirs on their passport that hadn't sign up for playoffs... no body said anything about convenience

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Still fascinated by our ticket price situation and how it compares to others- so I just checked the Penguins tickets for the Conference finals. They do have a few tickets available, but not a ton.

Here are their prices:
Lower level- almost all are $243-280 except for primo center ice- a few of those are $385
Upper level- $135-178

Which further points out how ridiculous our prices are. The same seat that costs $243 in Pittsburgh is $567 in Nashville. You can almost buy 3 in Pittsburgh for the price of 1 in Nashville.

I guess more power to them if they can get people to pay it, but I am still shocked at how high they are.

$600 for 1 ticket to a conference final game is completely ridiculous.

If we play them in the finals, we may be in a situation that our fans could fly up there and see a game for cheaper than it costs to just buy tickets here.

Very disappointing. (And again, I am not complaining about it for personal reasons- I already have my tickets)

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I think the days of eating or giving away regular season tickets are a thing of the past if we keep up this kind of play
As I said earlier, I sold probably 10 games on the ticket exchange this year. I never didn't sell a game I wanted to and on only 1 Tuesday night game against the Avs did I take a couple bucks loss on the tickets. Between the voucher tickets, the playoff discounts and the ability to sell the tickets you don't use, being a STH doesn't really cost that much at all.

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Still fascinated by our ticket price situation and how it compares to others- so I just checked the Penguins tickets for the Conference finals. They do have a few tickets available, but not a ton.

Here are their prices:
Lower level- almost all are $243-280 except for primo center ice- a few of those are $385
Upper level- $135-178

Which further points out how ridiculous our prices are. The same seat that costs $243 in Pittsburgh is $567 in Nashville. You can almost buy 3 in Pittsburgh for the price of 1 in Nashville.

I guess more power to them if they can get people to pay it, but I am still shocked at how high they are.

$600 for 1 ticket to a conference final game is completely ridiculous.

If we play them in the finals, we may be in a situation that our fans could fly up there and see a game for cheaper than it costs to just buy tickets here.

Very disappointing. (And again, I am not complaining about it for personal reasons- I already have my tickets)
The economy in Pittsburgh isn't as thriving as the economy in Nashville. Factor that in with our first ever trip this far and the demand is so crazy that it would be leaving money on the table for the Predators to charge less. Pittsburgh has been to now 6 conference finals within the past 10 seasons so this isn't a rare occasion for this team.

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The economy in Pittsburgh isn't as thriving as the economy in Nashville. Factor that in with our first ever trip this far and the demand is so crazy that it would be leaving money on the table for the Predators to charge less. Pittsburgh has been to now 6 conference finals within the past 10 seasons so this isn't a rare occasion for this team.
By that logic they should just charge $1,000 per seat- someone would pay it.

I don't have any problem with a franchise capitalizing and making money, but it just my opinion they are going way overboard here and they are going to use up some valuable goodwill from the non-STH fan base.

Sorry but tickets should not be 3 times more expensive here than anywhere else

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The economy in Pittsburgh isn't as thriving as the economy in Nashville. Factor that in with our first ever trip this far and the demand is so crazy that it would be leaving money on the table for the Predators to charge less. Pittsburgh has been to now 6 conference finals within the past 10 seasons so this isn't a rare occasion for this team.
I agree with this, plus I think the team is doing everything they can to drive people to buy season tickets, especially a full season. Just look at their pricing structure for next year + the heavy discounts this year as an example of that.

My section on a 3 year full season commitment is $35 a game, for a 1 year full season commitment it jumps to $42 and for a 1 year half season it jumps to $56 a game. Then we look at the playoffs.

Round 1:
Full STH Price: $35
Half STH Price: $42
Individual Price: $79

Round 2:
Full STH Price: $40
Half STH Price: $48
Individual Price: $99

Round 3:
Full STH Price: $54
Half STH Price: $65
STH Presale Individual Price: $108
Ticketmaster Individual Price: ~$250

Round 4:
Full STH Price: $82
Half STH Price: $98
STH Presale Individual Price: $175
Ticketmaster Individual Price: ????

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