RALEIGH, NC – Matt West, Vice President of Business Operations for the National Hockey League Carolina Hurricanes, today presented the team's mini-season ticket plan options for the 2005-06 season. Partial season ticket holders can opt for a 24-game plan or choose between three different 10-game packs.
"A mini-season ticket plan is a great opportunity for fans to gain many of the benefits of a full-season ticket holder, including saving money off of the normal gate price," said West. "Many of our most popular match-ups are featured in this year's plans, which almost exclusively focus on weekend games."
The 24-game plan covers more than half of the Hurricanes' regular-season games at the RBC Center, including opening night against the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New Year's Eve match-up against the Montreal Canadiens. The plan also includes a pair of games against the Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning and games against many of the NHL's top draws, including the Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs. Of the 24 games in the package, 22 take place on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. All 24-game plan holders will be able to select their specific seats for the package.
The Hurricanes are offering three different 10-game packs from which fans can choose their favorite option. The Red plan features all Friday, Saturday and Sunday games, and includes two games against Tampa Bay, and games against Eastern Conference rivals Philadelphia and New Jersey. The White plan features nine weeknight games and one Friday game, including two match ups against the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals, and individual games Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Toronto, Pittsburgh and New Jersey. Eight of the games in the Black plan take place on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, and features rivals Toronto, Tampa Bay and the New York Islanders, as well as the New Year’s Eve game against Montreal.
Mini-season ticket plans provide fans with many of the same advantages of full-season ticket plans, including a discount off the gate ticket price, the chance to purchase game tickets before they go on sale to the general public and priority status for ticket packages for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. New for this season, mini-plan holders also have access to the Ticket Exchange Program, which allows fans to exchange unused plan tickets on one of the team's pre-selected exchange game nights. Mini-plan holders will also receive a special annual gift from the team, be able to keep the same seat for all of their mini-plan games and have the opportunity to purchase additional single-game tickets at the gate price to avoid service charges. Seat availability for the plans will be limited, with top seat locations reserved for full-season ticket plans and more prime seat locations reserved for the 24-game plans.
Fans who choose the 24-game package will earn additional benefits, including playoff priority for their exact seat location, the ability to purchase a premier parking booklet and a 10 percent discount on merchandise at The Eye, the official team store.
Hurricanes mini-season ticket plans are available immediately. For more information on how to purchase a mini-season ticket plan for the 2005-06 season, please call the Carolina Hurricanes at (919) 467-7825 or 1-866-NHL-CANES.
For a complete listing of mini-plans and pricing, click here.