NEW TICKET PRICES WILL START WITH FIRST TWO ROUNDS OF PLAYOFFS
RALEIGH, NC (Feb. 2, 2000) – Jim Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the 1999 Southeast Division Champion Carolina Hurricanes, today announced season ticket prices for the 2000-2001 season. Rutherford also revealed that the new prices would start with the 2000 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
“These new prices for our season tickets reflects Peter Karmanos’ pledge to lower ticket prices for next season,” stated Rutherford. “Our ticket department did an outstanding job of creating a clear, yet creative, approach to our ticket prices for next season. Our tickets start at just $12.00 a seat for a season ticket. So for $504, a person can buy a season ticket to the Hurricanes. These new prices also dictate that 45% of the seats in the building are priced under $30.00 a seat for a season ticket. Overall, our average ticket price will drop by an average of $3.00. We are excited about these new prices and will extend these prices to our current season ticket holders and fans for the first two rounds of the 2000 Stanley Cup Playoffs.”
Next year’s season tickets will range in dollar value from the VIP Ledge seats priced at $95.00 to the Upper Goal Zone seats that are priced at just $12.00 per seat. In all, there are eight different price categories for fans to purchase seats for the 2000-2001 regular season. The 2000-01 pricing reflects an average ticket price of $38.00 per seat, which is a $3.00 reduction from last season. There are over 6,200 seats that are priced at $22.00 per seat or less. In total, 45% of the seats in the Entertainment and Sports Arena will be priced under $30.00 per game as a season ticket. A season ticket for the Hurricanes next season will include 41 regular season home games, plus two preseason games.
The added bonus of the new plan is the starting point, which will be the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Fans who currently own season tickets will be able to purchase their playoff tickets for the first two rounds at the new per game cost of their current seat. Fans that do not have season tickets will have the opportunity to purchase playoff tickets for the first two rounds at the new box office prices.
While the Hurricanes introduced the new prices to the public today, an announcement will be forthcoming on exactly when playoff and season tickets will be going on sale.
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