Once again another ticket promotion was announced by the Florida Panthers circus marketing department yesterday in an effort to attract season ticket holders. Or more suckers like me! Just kiddin’. I love the game, just can’t stand losing, and the marketing gimmicks. How about we just try winning! You wanna fill seats? Win games. That’s how most teams do it.
Anyway the latest price bonanza is $19.72 in honor of the Miami Dolphins undefeated season back in 1972. With football season about to begin they must have thought it was another good opportunity to drum up some business.
So it got me thinking about some other promo’s that the team could run. Whadda ya think of these little specials?
AARP Night. Seniors pay their birth year for a ticket. If you were born in 1925 like my mom, you’d pay 0.25.
$19.93. The first year of existence for both the Florida Marlins and The Florida Panthers.
$19.96. The Year the Florida Panthers were in the Stanley Cup Final.
$9.00. Representing the amount of seasons it’s been since the Florida Panthers were in the playoffs.
$20.01. The year that the Florida Panthers drafted Little Stevie 4th overall. Ah, hell just make it $4.00!
$19.97 for one ticket, 0.98 for your second ticket in honor of Chris Well’s best season as a Panther (1997-1998) when he scored 15 points in 61 games!
$20.06. The last time a South Florida team won a Championship (Miami Heat).
You get the idea right? In all seriousness though it’s tough to sell tickets with the economy the way it is, and the team losing the way it’s been losing for so many years. I guess I should give credit to the marketing department for coming up with some creative ways to advertise. I mean that is their job right?
Until the winning starts this is what we’ll have to deal with. Now if you don’t want to be bothered by a pushy telemarketer while you’re at home, just do what George Costanza does:
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