Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hamilton Predators tickets on sale

From an ad in today's Globe and Mail:

Even I'm thinking of putting money down.
If and when the NHL allows a team to relocate to Hamilton, a sales representative will contact you with season ticket seating location information. Seating locations will be allocated based on when the deposits were made, with earlier deposits being offered the better seating locations. At that time the depositor can choose to purchase the offered tickets or request a refund of their deposit. Deposits will be automatically refunded in the event that it is determined that the team will not be moving to Hamilton, but in any event no later than December 2009. If deposits exceed expected available seating, depositors will be placed on a priority waiting list based on when their deposits were made. Deposits will also be available at any time by requesting a refund from Ticketmaster's Customer Service Department. Interest will not be paid on refunded deposits.

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15 Comments:

At 12:25 PM, June 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my...

 
At 12:45 PM, June 14, 2007, Anonymous BDH said...

If only I hadn't put all that money down for KC Penguins tix.

 
At 12:53 PM, June 14, 2007, Blogger saskhab said...

Don't know if this link still works, but...

http://stage6.divx.com/user/kav2001c/video/1053065/Saskatoon-Blues

Lesson: don't get too far ahead of yourselves.

 
At 1:27 PM, June 14, 2007, Blogger Paul Nicholson said...

Of course, you're buying rights to seats for a team that might move to the area in a year and a half.

Wow. I vote we rename Balsillie "Balls-y". And I am starting to take back all the nice things i said about him. Of course, i think per your earlier post, he's pissing everyone off so much that the sale might not go through anyway.

 
At 1:46 PM, June 14, 2007, Blogger Ben said...

I love photoshop.

 
At 1:48 PM, June 14, 2007, Blogger Paul Nicholson said...

That's awesome Ben :-)

 
At 2:34 PM, June 14, 2007, Blogger PPP said...

I love how this move is really rallying the anti-Leafs crowd. I have never read so many half-baked conspiracy theories in my life or as many 'fans' willing to change sides.

It makes me hope that they don't get the team although I'd like the four extra home games for the Leafs.

ben, great photoshop.

 
At 2:45 PM, June 14, 2007, Blogger rosco said...

well played, Ben. well played.

i bought two deposits, which all but guarantees that a) the NHL BoG will reject the purchase for petty reasons, b) Bettman will force expansion teams into more U.S. markets to prop up a paper tiger of a u.s. TV deal, c) the city of Nashville will buy up extra tickets so the Nashville lease will go on for eternity, d) the Leafs and Sabres will do everything to block the deal, and/or e) Copps Coliseum will implode.

i heart spatial monopolies and frightened old millionaires...

 
At 3:30 PM, June 14, 2007, Blogger Bethany said...

This is getting a bit out of hand wouldn't you say?

 
At 5:01 PM, June 14, 2007, Anonymous ken said...

Give "Balls-y" credit. He's going to bank all of the deposits, and earn interest on them for up to two and a half years. Even if the team doesn't move, he makes $$$.

No wonder he's a billionaire...

 
At 8:41 PM, June 14, 2007, Blogger PJ Swenson said...

This is a great way to support the fans in Nashville. Thanks for supporting the team for 10 years, here put this bag on your head.

What are they going to do about Barry Trotz? The only coach in the history of the franchise, and one who just had an option year picked up.

There is going to be a mass exodus of talent next season, and Trotz should be able to captain the ship directly into an iceberg. After his performance in the playoffs, trying to goon it up with a finesse squad, they should have brought Keenan in to really exacerbate the situation.

 
At 8:49 PM, June 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember reading a columnist in the Edmonton Journal back in the day writing about the impending WHA-NHL merger. He quoted a secretary of the Cincinnati Stingers answering the phone with: "Good afternoon, Cincinnati Stingers of the NHL." Problem is, it was the summer of 1978 when they couldn't quite pull it off. By the time the merger happened in 1979, Cincinnati (Mark Messier's first pro team) and the Indianapolis Racers (Gretzky's first) were relegated to hockey's dustbin, while Winnipeg, Quebec, Edmonton and Hartford were allowed in.

 
At 2:03 PM, June 17, 2007, Blogger Stan the Caddy said...

Why does everyone think that Balsillie will gut the team? I'm pretty sure the guy wants to have a winner and gutting the team would be many steps backwards towards that goal. I don't think he needs to gut the team in order to draw small crowds. I mean, they did have one of the best records in the league last year and they still couldn't average more than 14K. I'm pretty sure a hike in ticket prices would all but guarantee abysmal attendance.

 
At 4:17 PM, July 03, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nashville group makes bid on Predators.

http://www.nashvillepost.com/news/2007/7/3/sources_local_group_makes_bid_on_preds

 
At 9:37 PM, July 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't look like your getting the Predators, Hamilton!

 

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