Just a stupid pr move in the end, "look at us, we are giving $1m to charity...and yes we know there have been no games for 3 months, so tell you what, we are going to make it up to the fans, tickets go up by 500% for the opener, we love our fans"
Listen, the easy way to stop scalpers is to limit the number of tickets that can be purchased, yes the scalpers can still get tickets, but it takes time and more work and yes I was expecting the prices for the opener to be higher than normal, but $155 for the nose bleeds are out of line.
$155 for nosebleed??? Way to go Kings... Apparently the greed hasn't stopped at ticket prices. The Kings jacked the price for an opening day ticket 700% over any other home game. I get that It's the home opener and all that. It's just pathetic that they would do this to their fans especially after the half season lockout. Way to do right by your fans... Well this BS will be the reason I wont be going to any game this season. Greedy owners are ruining it for true fans and I'm not going to contribute. I can watch from home for free and not feed into this crap... This is them taking a crap on all of their fans
Yea i tried getting ticket with the promo code at 4pm and i snagged 1 ticket , but at $300.00 WTF! I said no way, I had to scrounge for 2nd round of the playoffs when it went to $150-200 for the cheap seats. Nice way to give back to the fans! So i miss the home opener for the 1st time in 15 year, i guess that the price i pay for a cup, ok. I got a ticket for the 2nd home game against the Canucks on the 28th for $60($45 + crazy ticketmaster fees). Again as usual the cheap seats are raised another 5-7 dollars every year.
Just pay for the tickets and no more complaining. You wanted a Stanley Cup Champion right? Don't worry about the cost, it is all part of the experience!
Last edited by Hipcheck; January 14th, 2013 at 08:38 PM.
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Times change. I remember getting a box full of season tickets back in 1971-72, Forum, Loge section 26 row J seats 1 & 2, $8.25 per seat per game. These would be blue line seats about 8 rows up even though row J is 10.
For comparable seats it now costs more.
Now, I would expect to pay at least $16.50 or even $24.75. Unfortunately the Kings no longer play at the Forum.
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But just imagine if we get free mcflurries!!!!
I wont pay anything, and I will get to see it on tv alot better than I would going to the game. I dont care if it's thier first or tenth banner ceremony,It would never be worth paying those prices with the way money is these days.
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Having said that, these working-class real fans you are talking about don't all tend to be able to be signed in on Ticketmaster the minute the ticket drop or pre-sale is happening, considering that many are WORKING or taking kids to school or whatever else. Meanwhile, these ticket reselling behemoths are all stationed on multiple computers mass-refreshing so that the second the tickets drop to these super-desired events they can scoop up entire rows and sections to re-sell to whoever can afford their prices, no "real fan test" required.
I actually worked for one of these companies (a ticket re-seller) and it really opened my eyes to the business. Sometimes it sucks majorly for the consumer, like it does in a game like this. In many other cases, it actually helps the consumer; when these re-sellers over-commit to a game/event and supply outweighs demand, ticket prices plummet. You can easily get tickets for well-under face value on many nights for this very reason.
Many teams and concerts have tried rolling out ticket sales in which buyers must be the ones to pick up their tickets at will call with photo id on the day of the event (to combat second market resale) and this is almost universally hated by everyone. What if you can't go and want to give your tickets to a friend or re-sell them yourself? People don't like being powerless over their own property.
"Goodwill"? More like bad business. Why sell tickets at 10% of their second market value knowing full well that MOST are just going to get scooped up by those second market sellers anyway? "I'm not gonna argue economics or supply and demand because the argument has nothing to do with that." Really? You are much smarter than this. I agree with you that non-STH shouldn't be considered second-rate fans, and I also agree with you that it sucks that some true fans will be priced out. But your solution is to ignore economics completely and pretend like re-selling and second market gouging to major events isn't happening?