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Red Wings offer new layaway plan

by John Hahn / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT -- The Red Wings announced today that they will begin offering season ticket holders a new noncredit-based payment option from eLayawaySPORTS when paying for their 2009-10 season tickets.

The Red Wings are the first NHL team, and only the third professional sports franchise, to offer the plan, which allows consumers to pay for season tickets over time with zero interest.

“A partnership with eLayawaySPORTS fits perfectly with the needs of our season ticket holders in these difficult economic times,” said Steve Violetta, Red Wings senior vice president of business affairs. “One of our goals is to make it as convenient as possible for all fans to enjoy the benefits of being a Red Wings' season ticket holder and we’re very excited to be the first NHL club to offer this new customized payment option to our fans.”

eLayawaySPORTS is a payment processor that allows the Red Wings' season ticket holders to customize their payments for their season tickets over time. These monthly payment dates are selected by the fan and automatically deducted from their bank accounts. The technology charges a 1.9% flat transaction fee and zero interest. The new program will give Red Wings' fans the opportunity to pre-pay for their season tickets in a manner that meets their lifestyle and budget and receive the tickets when the package is paid in full.

For more information on Red Wings' season tickets and the eLayawaySPORTS plan, contact the Red Wings Ticket Sales & Service Office at 313-396-7575 or visit

Single-game tickets for the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Joe Louis Arena are currently on sale. Fans can purchase single-game playoff tickets at the Joe Louis Arena box office, all TicketMaster locations, including Hockeytown Café, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy, Mich., or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.  Fans also can purchase tickets by logging on to
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