NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 08: Fans cheer as Matt Halischuk #24 and Patric Hornqvist #27 of the Nashville Predators celebrate a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 8, 2011 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
I know the $10 Day-Of-Game tickets have been popular with some fans, so I wanted to get this posted ASAP, as it was just sent out by the Preds:
Due to overwhelming demand and growing ticket lines, the Nashville Predators have changed their existing Saturday policy for their wildly popular Day of Game $10 ticket special. Starting this Saturday at 9:30 a.m., Bridgestone Arena box office staff will hand out raffle tickets to anyone (age 12 and up) standing in line for the $10 ticket special.
Beginning at 9:45 a.m., 27 numbers will be drawn. The first 25 numbers chosen will have the opportunity to purchase up to four tickets for that evening's game at $10 each. The 26th and 27th numbers drawn will only have the opportunity to purchase tickets if inventory is still available.
"We made this change due to the incredible demand for these tickets, as well as for the convenience of our highly passionate fan base," Nashville Predators President and COO Sean Henry said. "In the past, we've had some of our most enthusiastic fans camp out overnight for the opportunity to purchase these tickets. With this new procedure in place for Saturday games, there is no need for fans to line up at the box office before 9 a.m. We are still holding back 100 upper level tickets for this special, as we always have. This change simply gives everyone who comes down a chance at the toughest ticket in town."
The $10 ticket special is a program that has been a hit with fans since it began in 2009-10. This season, the Predators have provided more tickets at $10 than in recent history, selling 100 $10 tickets to every game when tickets went on sale for the season, in addition to the regular Day of Game $10 special. While this new policy is currently only in place for Saturday games, increasing demand for tickets, both in the regular season and the playoffs, may result in the policy affecting all Day of Game ticket sales.
I know there have been complaints about scalpers scooping up many of these tickets and reselling them for more. Do you think this change will help address that problem?
Of course, if you miss out on those cheapies, make sure to take the OTF Discount!