The Blackhawks have announced today that season ticket prices for the 2009-10 season will not increase from 2008-09 prices.
"Blackhawks fans are unique in that they have remained loyal to our team through many seasons of challenge," Blackhawks Chairman W. Rockwell "Rocky" Wirtz said. "We are incredibly grateful of this support and recognize that during these challenging times, we are acting in the best interests of our fans and our community by keeping our season ticket prices flat for the 2009-10 season."
"We want to be respectful of our fans and their allegiance to the organization with regard to the nature of today's economy," Blackhawks Team President John McDonough said. "We also want to remain consistent with our big picture approach as we attempt to improve all aspects of our franchise."
This is impressive, great call by McDonough even if it may leave a bit of money on the table short-term. I know I had already been thinking about next year as "how much can they go up before the cost would be too high". Excited that they made this a non-issue. Now just work on getting that Cup within the next several years...
speaking of, i need to send in my payment for playoff tickets- which is a rather fun bill to pay, actually.
This is very encouraging to hear. I am not renewing my White Sox season ticket plan after this year, as it'll cost me only a few hundred more to get a pair of Hawks full season tickets in comparison to my Sox 27-game plan. I'm going full season with the Hawks! I can't wait!
I think they are worried about losing a lot of STH's who went in only to get the Winter Classic tickets... so between that and the playoff ticket prices, they are trying to keep (or draw in) who they can.