Individual tickets for the first two Nashville Predators home games of their 2007 Western Conference Quarterfinal Playoff series will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. at the Nashville Arena box office and all Ticketmaster outlets, via the internet at nashvillepredators.com or by calling 615-770-PUCK. Nashville, which clinched a spot in the 2007 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs by virtue of last night's overtime loss at Calgary, is one of two NHL teams (along with the Buffalo Sabres) to have qualified for the post-season so far.
A random number lottery will be held at the Nashville Arena box office prior to the 10:00 a.m. opening to determine the order of the ticket queue. Random numbers will be issued up until 9:30 a.m. Tickets will be limited to six (6) per household per game.
The only way to guarantee access to 2007 playoff tickets is with a $250 deposit towards 2007-08 Nashville Predators season tickets. For complete information on this process, call 615-770-PUCK or visit nashvillepredators.com.
Game dates and times and the Predators' first-round opponent will be determined between now and the conclusion of the NHL regular season on Sunday, April 8. All Stanley Cup Playoff series are best of seven and played on a 2-2-1-1-1 format, and the first round of the 2007 NHL post-season will open on April 11.
The three division winners in each conference will be seeded first through third, in order of points, for the playoffs and the next five best teams, in order of points, will be seeded fourth through eighth. The team seeded No. 1 will play No. 8, No. 2 takes on No. 7, No. 3 meets No. 6 and No. 4 battles No. 5 in the Conference Quarterfinals. If the Predators finish in first, second, third or fourth place in the Western Conference, the club will play Games 1 and 2, and if necessary, Games 5 and 7, at the Nashville Arena. If the club finishes in fifth place or lower in the Conference, Nashville's series will open on the road and the Arena will host Games 3, 4 and 6 (if necessary).
Ticket prices start at $19.00 per ticket in the Upper Goal Zone and the Family Fun Zone. Other section prices include: Goal Zone ($32.00), Sideline Balcony ($36.50), Lower Sideline Balcony ($39.00), Shoot Twice Mezzanine ($45.00), Lower Shoot Twice Mezzanine ($49.00), Shoot Once Club Seats ($56.50), Lower Bowl Endzone ($61.50), Lower Bowl Center ($74.00), Premium Lower Bowl ($86.50), Premium 2x Lower Bowl ($89.00), Sprint Club Level ($89.00) and the All-Inclusive Zone ($115.00).
Individual tickets for any additional first-round games will go on sale at a later date, and tickets for all future rounds of the 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs will go on sale upon the completion of each round.