Sunday, 6 March 2011

Sneak Attack from Wheat Kings

UPDATE (Monday, 7:30 a.m.): Even though the release says the dormant price was if you RENEW your season tickets, the Wheat Kings' office told me Monday morning that NEW season ticket holders would also be able to purchase for next season (2011-2012) at $325. Meanwhile, single game ticket pricing for next season hasn't been confirmed as of yet. Currently, single game tickets are $16 for adults.

The Brandon Wheat Kings issued a press release late Sunday night (at 9:28 p.m.) to announce their season ticket pricing for next season.

No mess, no fuss for the Wheat Kings on this one.

Here's the release...

The Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings are pleased to announce that 2011-12 Season Tickets will remain unchanged for the third straight season – if renewed by June 10th, 2011.

In a prepared statement released Sunday night, the club added that after June’s deadline, the price of an Adult Season Ticket will go up to $350.

Adults (19 and Older) $325 + GST (if paid by June 10th)
Adults (ordered after June 10th) $350 + GST
Youth (18 and under) $175

A recent study of season ticket prices throughout the WHL show that western Manitoba hockey fans pay more than $100 less for their season tickets than fans of any other clubs.

$325 equates to a single game ticket price of just over $9 a game, easily the most affordable ticket price in the WHL. Season tickets are also exempt from Ticketmaster agency fees of $3 per ticket.

Our season ticket base is very important to us,” says Wheat Kings’ general manager and head coach Kelly McCrimmon. “Offering this low price rewards our best fans, by providing great entertainment at unbelievably affordable prices.”

Since introducing their new Season Ticket pricing strategy in 2006, the Wheat Kings have seen their season ticket base grow from 1,500 to over three thousand.

The Wheat Kings, who hosted the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup last May, sold close to 3,200 Season Tickets this season, down from 3,611 in 2009-10.

Entering Wednesday’s game against the visiting Saskatoon Blades, Brandon is averaging 4,200 fans per home game this season.

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