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by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

Fans who pay in full by April 30 receive additional 20% off already discounted rate

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 23, 2004) – Jim Rutherford, President / General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the team’s season ticket pricing for the 2004-05 NHL season. While gate prices will remain the same for the third consecutive season, season ticket holders who pay in full by April 30, 2004 will receive an additional 20 percent discount off the already discounted plan-holder rate, a savings of up to 48 percent off the gate price. As a second option, season ticket holders may choose to sign up for one of two payment plans -- each of which require full payment by September 1, 2004 -- in order to receive a 10 percent discount off the already discounted plan-holder rate. These discount opportunities are available for full-season ticket purchases as well as mini-season ticket purchases.

In the event of an NHL work stoppage, customers who choose to leave their money on account with the Hurricanes will earn interest at a rate of two percent on their accounts. The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association are working under a Collective Bargaining Agreement that is scheduled to expire on September 15, 2004. The parties are currently engaged in the process of negotiating a successor agreement. If a new CBA is not signed by September 15, customers may request a full refund for all payments made at any point. Customers may also leave their money on account with the Hurricanes and earn interest at the rate of two percent. Simple interest, calculated at an annual rate of two percent, will be accrued on all monies received by September 15. Interest will begin to accrue upon the announcement of an NHL work stoppage and continue until a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is finalized. Plan holders may request a full refund, plus interest, at any time for any games that are cancelled due to a work stoppage.

All account holders who respond with their first payment by April 30 will receive a 2004 NHL All-Star Game puck autographed by 2004 NHL YoungStars Game participant Eric Staal. As always, full season ticket holders receive other great benefits including the ticket exchange program for missed games; Caniac Account Manager, which allows fans to forward tickets to friends via email; tickets to the Season Ticket Holder Open House with player and coach autograph opportunities; discounts on purchases at the team store; and the special-edition lithograph. A complete list of full season and mini season ticket holder benefits is available at

Carolina Hurricanes mini-season ticket plans will consist of a 24-game plan and three different 10-game packages. A full-season ticket package for the 2004-05 season will consist of 41 regular season games and three preseason games. A special benefit has been added for all planholders as one of the three preseason games will be provided to all full-season ticket and mini-season ticket plan holders at no charge.

Individual game tickets for all remaining Hurricanes home games in the 2003-04 season are available at the Dodge Box Office at the RBC Center, at all TicketMaster locations or by calling TicketMaster at 919-834-4000 or clicking here.

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