What Would You Pay To See This?

Here we go again.  Another gimmick effort to sell more season tickets to an impatient fan base.  On the heels of acquiring four players last week who couldn’t fly under the radar any more than they already have, the Florida Panthers have another seat promotion.

Here’s the link.

Mike Santorelli,  T.J. Fast, Mike Weaver, Joe Callahan, Ilya Kovalchuk, certainly not household names that’s for sure.  So marketing has to do something to get us in the building right.  I mean if we’re not going to watch legitimate NHL players, we certainly can’t sell tickets for what they really are going for can we?  I mean if we put a diluted product on the ice, we must dilute the ticket cost right?  Oh, and we’ll toss in the parking too!  But please enjoy a couple of $8.00 beers!

Remember last month’s offer?  Seats Fit For A King? The Florida Panthers jumped on the LeBron to South Beach craze.

Well, for some reason, I went to the Cats website last night (yea, I don’t know why) and the above picture is what I saw prior to getting into the website.  WTF?  Another silly, lame attempt to get more arse’s in seats?  Really?  Name Your Price?  Pick your seat. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3? What? 

Well as you may know, I have a season ticket plan.  Been a seat holder for 12 years.  And not in the cheap seats upstairs either!  I’m in the lower bowl!  But this attempt to name your price, kinda like Priceline.com for your hotel and rental car seems a bit smarmy.  Pardon my cynicism, but it’s just another headshaking move that bothers me.

I trust Dale Tallon.  I know he’s going to turn things around, but when I see marketing plans like this, my head spins.  We want a team that will play hard, work hard, be exciting, and win.  As the season approaches, I don’t get that feeling.  Make me feel differently someone, and explain yourself with real reasons.  Otherwise you can’t possibly believe this season will be anything but a dud.  If you do, your delusional.  But I’ve said that before.

So loyal readers (all 3 of you), what would you pay to see a bunch of third and fourth liners I mean AHLers, er hockey players on a nightly basis?

Well if anyone has a price in mind, let me know.  I’d be curious to see if you end up sitting next to, in front of, or anywhere near me for less than what I pay.  Just sayin’. I guess I can’t fault them for trying to fill the arena, but be careful employees of the organEYEzation.  I’d bet that this comes under discussion at your next town hall meeting!

However, I do like how Dale looks in the photo!

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