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Old Posted Jan 5, 2018, 3:42 PM
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^ Weren't sales at around 10,000 despite the exorbitant prices? That's a sign that there was some degree of interest, but that tickets were overpriced. It was the same thing with the Heritage Classic in Winnipeg, tickets were available right up until the game and I'd wager that corporate sponsors helped snap up the last few. There was no lack of interest in the game itself, but not surprisingly people didn't necessarily want to pony up hundreds of dollars to watch a game in potentially miserable conditions.
The words used were 10,000 "allocated". They sold nowhere near that number.

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Old Posted Jan 5, 2018, 3:46 PM
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^ Weren't sales at around 10,000 despite the exorbitant prices?
10,000 was the saving-face number they tossed out. Realistic figure I heard was in the 5,000 range (including freebies to sponsors).

I posted on here that I looked for seats in Dec, and couldn't fathom where the 10,000 "allocated" seats were - there were only tiny sections near centre ice that were unavailable on Ticketmaster... vast swaths of tickets were available everywhere else in the stadium. My generous guess at that time was 6,000-7,000 seats were spoken for (take away corporate sponsors & other promotional tickets, I bet it was closer to 3,000-5,000 tickets actually sold at full price to average fans).

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I just had a look at the seating chart... if they can't figure out a way to move some tickets quickly, this event is going to be a financial bloodbath. Seats in the stadium are widely available other than two areas: 1) west-side, lower bowl, between the blue lines; and 2) east-side, lower bowl at centre ice.

Even the 'cheap seats' (standing room, in Pilsner place for $75) are only 1/3rd sold.
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if you asked me to guess - based on the Ticketmaster seating chart, I would've generously guessed that they've sold 20% (6,000-7,000) so far.
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Old Posted Jan 5, 2018, 6:31 PM
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CJME must have had nothing to report to write this story. Seriously awful reporting and crappy story. Lady tried to return ticket woes me, will cancel my trip. blah blah.

http://www.cjme.com/2018/01/04/woman...-game-changes/
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Old Posted Jan 5, 2018, 7:24 PM
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CJME must have had nothing to report to write this story. Seriously awful reporting and crappy story. Lady tried to return ticket woes me, will cancel my trip. blah blah.

http://www.cjme.com/2018/01/04/woman...-game-changes/
I couldn't believe it either when I first read this story. How is this news?
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