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Colin226

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In Topic: Devils Membership Program?

17 March 2015 - 11:07 AM

Have any other franchises offered something like this?  Because it makes an absurd amount of sense.  The flexibility with this really makes this appealing. 

 

Can't say I've ever heard of it like this before. I mean flex plans have been used by many teams including the Devils in the past, but this takes it to a new level with the Membership aspect. It's obviously a bigger financial commitment than a flex plan, but you can see by the sheet I posted on the previous page that it comes with a bunch of cool perks that appeal to every audience. Pretty genius concept and I hear it's selling very well despite barely being announced.

In Topic: Devils Membership Program?

17 March 2015 - 10:28 AM

Yeah, the whole "the 2012 playoff run was a fluke" narrative really sucks...it's just an attempt to lump all of the last five seasons (including this one) together.  The 2010-11 second half was a fair indicator that the 2011-12 season would be better.  Especially since Parise was coming back after having missed most of the 10-11 season.  If anything, it was the first half of 2010-11 that seems fluky by comparison.   

 

Yup and it frustrates the heck out of me. You just don't make it that close to the Cup by "a fluke".

 

 

 

Anyway, speaking more to the benefits of this new flex-plan style Membership (pulled from my HF post on it):

 

It's great in a lot of different ways. STH who sell a lot of games and then complain about resale value no longer have to. They can go to only the games they want, so they don't have to worry about selling the ones they don't.

This is especially true for you CR: Families can also now vary the number of tickets they buy per game. For instance, maybe Dad usually goes alone to midweek games but the wife and kids like to attend occasional weekend games. Before, Dad would have to buy 4 tickets and try to sell his 3 unused ones for his weekday games. Dad can now buy 1 lower level ticket to his midweek games (without having to sell the other 3), and then buy 4 100-level seats to the weekday games his family wants to attend. He can also now just buy 3 tickets if one kid can't go, or 5 tickets if one kid wants to bring a friend.

The other bonus, aside from a ton of flexibility and the perks, is that by having these fans only buy the exact number of tickets they need for only the games they plan to attend, it'll cut down on people dumping tickets on secondary markets.

In Topic: Devils Membership Program?

17 March 2015 - 10:17 AM

Lol we have some 'fans' lemme tell ya....holy cow.

 

Yeah gotta love someone who basically said he only cares about following winning teams. Just hold up a sign that says "FAIR-WEATHER". But the more comical part is to then claim 2012 was "fluke" when we beat 2 teams heavily favored including the Rangers who almost won the Presidents Trophy, and then missed out on the Cup by 2 wins. Yup, so fluky! We must have only had like 6 or 7 shots per game in all those series, with players blindfolded of course, and somehow the pucks slipped through the goalies' pads.. So fluky!!

 

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In Topic: Devils Membership Program?

16 March 2015 - 03:01 PM

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In Topic: Devils Membership Program?

14 March 2015 - 10:35 AM

I think this is a pretty cool alternative to a full STH plan. This is great for those folks who buy season tickets but wind up selling a ton of their games. Now, they'll only have tickets to the games they actually want to attend and don't have to take losses on sales. Plus, you're not locked into one seating location, so you can try out a couple different areas around the arena. It also helps the Devils and other STH by cutting down on resales (which typically drive down the overall prices on the secondary market).

 

From what I heard, this also allows current STH to keep their tenure. I think in a few years when I have kids but don't want to give up my tenure, I may switch to this plan. For now though I want to attend 30+ games anyway and keep my same seats in 226, so I wouldn't make the switch.