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In Topic: GDT: Broadway Blowhards @ Devils 7:00 PM

23 October 2014 - 08:48 AM

Yup, I agree with 100% of what you said. However, I'll reiterate, I think it will have a positive impact on the cheaper "less desirable" games that usually draw a max of 13,000-14,000 on a weekday between November and January.

Yes, but that is IF people like the guy I know do actually go to the 3 games.  It is one thing to say I would rathe spend $100 to go to 3 games and another thing to actually do it.  The price gouging for the popular games could turn people off completely.  It was has happened to me with the Mets.  In the past, I went to a minimum of 5 games per year.  Whether I thought they would win 100 games or lose 100 games.  However, the past 3 years I have gone to 1 and that was only because my wife wanted to bring the baby to a game to get a picture of her in the stadium.  The way they jack up the prices for opening day and the yankees series, iritates me to the point I dont want to buy tickets at all.

In Topic: GDT: Broadway Blowhards @ Devils 7:00 PM

23 October 2014 - 06:51 AM

 

 

Literally none of these scenarios are available to them during the regular season. There's zero way to regulate how many Rangers fans show up at these games, aside from pushing harder on more season tickets or partial ticket plans, which they've done a great job at. And if yesterday's base ticket price were $45, I bet you'd still see the same ratio of Rangers fans to Devils fans (as it'd be more appealing for them too). There's something inexplicably wrong with our fanbase when it comes to attendance at these rival games, simple as that. Our fans talk a lot of sh!t, but then they're not there at the games, or worse, they sell their tickets on StubHub to make a few extra bucks.

With stubhub and the team ticket exchanges, the days of not being able to get tickets are over.  So long as you are willing to pay the $, you can find tickets to any event.  Last week, I saw more Isles fans and the Garden they I have ever seen, but I wasn't surprised.  There were plenty of tickets available.  I sold my tickets on the ticketexchange and went with the guy who sits to my right.  I sold mine to Rangers fans, but if it was Isles fans who bought them, then so be it.  I can't fault any fan who sells their tickets to make some $, even to a rival fan.  The Islanders/Devils/Flyers fan's money is still green.

 

Last night, was simply a better of over-estimating demand.  I emailed back and forth with a few people (both Devils and Rangers fans) about Tuesday night.  People who normally go to the NYR-NJD games in Jersey.  They all had the same attitude, weren't spending the money. One of the Devils fans actually said, "I would rather spend $100 to go to 3 different games than go to the game against the Rangers.  I have been to enough Devils-Rangers games, that I dont need to pay through the nose anymore."  Other guys said they would rather just go to a bar, watch the game, not deal with the crowds and they will spend less and probably have just as good a time.

 

Went on ticketdisaster yesterday to check the game in April.  Uppers are ~$120.  I think it was $110 plus $10 in fees and those were not the re-sale tickets.  If they are smart, they drop those prices, but we shall see.  Chances are that game is going to be meaningless for the standings/play-offs as both teams will likely be locked into their position.  Yes, there is a chance it could be 2010 all over again where the Rangers and Flyers met on the last day of the season, winner was in, loser was out.  However, not likely to happen again.

In Topic: GDT: Broadway Blowhards @ Devils 7:00 PM

22 October 2014 - 08:39 AM

The Habs game was f'n ridiculous.  The Wings got screwed worse than Wendi Richter and that should go down as The Montreal Screwjob.  1) 2nd Wings goal should have counted.  2) Paciorety should have been called for diving and no penalty to the Wings.  Habs tied it on the ensuing 4-on-4.

In Topic: GDT: Broadway Blowhards @ Devils 7:00 PM

22 October 2014 - 07:32 AM

The fact that this game wasn't even close to a sellout is utterly embarrassing for this organization. Basically entire sections in the 200's were empty. It looked more like a midweek game against Columbus than a rivalry game. Plus, the overall atmosphere in the arena was just plain dead. Simply pathetic.

I don't care if it's October, or the second of 41 home games. To only get 14k in the building against the Rags is a f'ing joke. You have to put this completely on the new management and their outrageous ticket prices for this game. I can't fathom much of an explanation otherwise as I don't ever remember a crowd against the rangers being this small and virtually lifeless for most of the game.

I had been watching stubhub for this game up until about a week and a half ago.  I dont even bother with ticketdisaster anymore.  It was obvious the Devils had posted tickets on the secondary market themselves.  I know someone who was able to get 3 on the glass yesterday afternoon for $100 each.  Not sure if the rest of the arena dropped in price at all, but turned out I couldn't go last night anyway.  They have been trying this non-sense with holding the tickets back for packages and to squeeze every dime out of a few games, Isles do the same, and it is no longer working.  I guess it is a good thing they revoked the tickets from all those people who were scalping.

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10 October 2014 - 10:36 AM

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