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Nashville’s Unique Ticket Plan

from Dirk Hoag of On The Forecheck,

The controversial aspect of this plan involves bundling each single-game ticket for a Chicago Blackhawks matchup (Saturday November 16, Tuesday December 17, and Saturday April 12) with the purchase of a ticket to another game. So if you're planning a trip from the Windy City, you can either make another trip to Smashville during the season (a great idea, obviously) or find a way to dispose of that ticket.

Is this a ploy to keep Blackhawks fans from invading Bridgestone Arena en masse, as they have done on a few occasions since they returned to prominence with their 2010 Stanley Cup championship?

Maybe, maybe not. My impression is that it's more about making those out-of-towners open their wallets a little bit extra to make the trip to Smashville.

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Da lil Guy's avatar

I’d love for them to try this in Ottawa for Toronto and Montreal games.

However, I doubt it would work because I think a lot of the invading fans buy their stubs from Sens season ticket holders.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 08/14/13 at 12:57 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

I’m so glad we aren’t in the same division as these assholes anymore.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 08/14/13 at 01:20 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I’m so glad we aren’t in the same division as these assholes anymore.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 08/14/13 at 02:20 PM ET

Word.  I got tired of our team being surrounded by assholes.

 

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 08/14/13 at 01:44 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

I’m so glad we aren’t in the same division as these assholes anymore.
Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 08/14/13 at 02:20 PM ET

Hahaha…ain’t that the truth.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 08/14/13 at 02:30 PM ET

yreland's avatar

Another smart idea from the South.

Posted by yreland from Hockey's black hole South Carolina on 08/14/13 at 03:06 PM ET

phillyd's avatar

Guys, this is done elsewhere and in other sports. The Phillies did it for their Red Sox series a few years ago. The Nationals do it for their games against the Phillies claiming the same thing the Preds are.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 08/14/13 at 03:16 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

If you want your building to be full of your fans, maybe your team should build it’s own identity for a change, instead of relying on the largesse of other teams to put asses in your seats.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 08/14/13 at 03:55 PM ET

Mistercristo's avatar

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 08/14/13 at 02:20 PM ET
...and don’t forget being taxed for stopping in to fill their arena.

Can we please stop with the “smashville” shtick?  The only thing that’s broken are their playoff dreams.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 08/14/13 at 03:59 PM ET

Fugazi's avatar

The San Diego Chargers have been doing this for years when it comes to Raiders games there. Want a ticket to a Chargers-Raiders game? Buy tickets to one or two other games that the Chargers designate.

Posted by Fugazi from Bay Area, Left Coast on 08/14/13 at 04:04 PM ET

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I like this type of marketing. Nothing worse than the home building full of non fans. Actually the worst part, isn’t out of town fans visiting, it is the so called home town fans, who root for the road team, a bunch of cockroach carpetbaggers.

Posted by timbits on 08/14/13 at 09:23 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Nothing worse than the home building full of non fans


Actually they are fans. They buy tickets and pay for parking. I would imagine they also pay for soda, hot dogs, and, beer. They just happen to be fans of the “other team”. Bottom line is the name of the game. It fills the arena. Business is business. And Hockey, just like any other business is supposed to turn a profit. 

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 08/14/13 at 09:56 PM ET

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