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Press Release: HURRICANES ANNOUNCE MINI-SEASON TICKET PACKS FOR 2002-03 SEASON

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

9, 18 and 24-GAME PLANS ARE OFFERED

RALEIGH, N.C. (July 18, 2002) – Jim Cain, President and Chief Operating Officer for the Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes, today presented the mini-season ticket plan options for the 2002-03 season. Partial season ticket holders can now choose between three different nine-game packs, an 18-game option and a 24-game plan.

“Individual game tickets will go on sale in September,” said Cain. “Hurricanes full-season and mini-season ticket plans – which continue to grow in popularity – are the fans’ first opportunity to guarantee themselves tickets to the team’s most important and intriguing regular season home games in the upcoming season.”

The Hurricanes are presenting fans with the option of purchasing a 24-game plan, covering more than half of Carolina’s home games at the Entertainment & Sports Arena. The package is the only mini-season ticket plan the team is offering that includes the opening night game against the New York Rangers on Oct. 9 as well as the rematch with the Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings. The plan also features games against some of the NHL’s top teams including the Philadelphia Flyers, Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins. Of the 24 games in the package, 19 will take place on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. All 24-game plan holders will also be able to select their specific seats for the package.

The Hurricanes are also introducing three nine-game packs from which fans can choose their favorite option. Nine-game plan holders will choose one pack and 18-game plan purchasers will pick two of the three packs. The “Red Pack” includes three Saturday night games and features match-ups against the Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs as well as a Valentine’s Day showdown with the Southeast Division rival Washington Capitals. The “White Pack” is composed almost exclusively of weekend games and includes games against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Dallas Stars and Washington Capitals. The “Black Pack” features five Friday night games and includes contests against all three of Carolina’s opponents in last year’s run to the Eastern Conference Championship – the New Jersey Devils, the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The “Black Pack” also includes Carolina’s New Year’s Eve match-up with the New York Rangers.

The mini-season ticket plans will provide fans with some of the advantages of a full-season ticket plan, including a discount off the gate price, a chance to purchase game tickets before they go on sale to the general public, and priority status for ticket packages during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Seat location availability for each of the plans will be limited, with the top seat locations reserved for full-season ticket plans and more prime seat locations reserved for the larger plans.

Hurricanes mini-season ticket plans are available immediately. For more information or to purchase a mini-season ticket plan for the 2002-03 season, click here or call the Carolina Hurricanes at (919) 467-7825 or (888) NHL-TIX-1.

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