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by George Malik on 05/07/12 at 05:57 PM ET
Here’s hoping that the team I cover, the Red Wings, are learning from the Philadelphia Flyers’ Winter Classic missteps regarding both the treatment of their alumni and the treatment of their fans and season ticket-holders, as noted by this Associated Press story:
Lawyers representing a group of Philadelphia Flyers season ticket-holders have sued the team’s owner over its policy for tickets to the outdoor Winter Classic. The owner calls the lawsuit frivolous.
Jenkintown, Pa.-based Stern & Eisenberg filed the suit against Comcast-Spectacor in New Jersey’s Mercer County Superior Court. The lawsuit says team owners breached the contract by forcing season ticket-holders to purchase tickets to the Jan. 2 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park separately and at a higher price.
The suit says fans who bought a 44-game season ticket package for 2011-2012 got only 43 tickets. The plaintiffs say those who bought season tickets were told they would have to purchase Winter Classic tickets separately.
The Legal Intelligencer reports that thousands of ticket holders could be affected. Comcast-Spectacor says in a statement that the claim is frivolous and that it will “vigorously defend” itself.
There was that and the whole, “If you want Winter Classic tickets, you have to buy tickets to the alumni game and the Phantoms-Bears outdoor AHL game” issue…
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