As a franchise, the Kraken is committed to being a fans-first organization. It started even before 32,000 depositors supported the team on March 1, 2018, to overwhelmingly prove to NHL leadership and team owners that Seattle is the ideal 32nd member of the league.
The commitment continued with the Kraken's ticket sales and ticket operations teams seating 32,000 depositors through a variety of full- and half-season plans, a process completed in March. The franchise is forever indebted to those depositors while also welcoming all fans to feel part of the Kraken family.
To that end, the Kraken announced Friday its latest ticketing option, the "High Tide Waitlist."
The High Tide program will be only way for fans to secure a spot in line for potential future Kraken season tickets. Notably, it also guarantees up to four tickets for the coming season available for purchase as part of the waitlist program, which can be joined for a $250 annual fee.
"Many legacy professional sports teams launch a paid waitlist program," said Bill Chapin, Kraken senior vice president of sales. "Since our fans are so passionate and patient, we wanted to provide these special fans a guarantee to see a Kraken game during the inaugural season.
"We know there is incredible demand for tickets and we want to provide as many Kraken High Tide Waitlist fans as possible the chance to watch the Kraken in person."
Chapin said a place on the waitlist "includes not only a priority number for season tickets, but guaranteed access to purchase single-game tickets [up to four] and a membership in our inaugural fan program to be announced and launched this summer."
More details about the fan program's membership benefits will be announced in coming weeks.
Here are important things to know about the High Tide Waitlist:
- Membership benefits renew each year as part of $250 yearly fee, including the opportunity to purchase up to four tickets each year while on the High Tide paid waitlist program.
- One spot on High Tide will cover multiple season tickets.
- The High Tide Waitlist is capped at 10,000.
Since March 2018, there has been an unpaid waitlist on Ticketmaster for fans to sign up for a place in line for potential season tickets. That list will no longer exist once the 2021-22 season begins in the fall.
The team has reached out to everyone on that unpaid waitlist to offer the first opportunity to join the High Tide Waitlist. Beginning Monday, the High Tide Waitlist is open to all Kraken fans.
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