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#1 -Vintage Canuck-

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:36 PM

Ottawa team wants to keep competition between teams, not fans:

The Ottawa Senators are taking steps to ensure they have as many hometown fans as possible attending home games, rather than seeing rival fans in Leafs and Canadiens jerseys sitting in the stands.


When season-ticket holders are unable to attend a so-called "key rivalry" game, the team wants to try to put a Sens fan in their spot.


That's why, as part of the season's ticket package sent out last month, the team included a letter asking ticket holders not to sell off their tickets to fans of rival teams in selected games.


"In past years, some of our key rivals have had a large number of fans in attendance for our home games," said team president Cyril Leeder, in the letter sent to fans late last month.


"We are taking steps to change that and are asking for your support."


Team will help fans looking to sell


The team is even willing to help a season-ticket holder find a Sens fan who can fill an unused seat.


Jeff Kyle, the team's vice-president of marketing, said the push to get more Sens fans to Scotiabank Place comes amid complaints about the "environment at the games" when too many rival spectators are present.


"We've taken steps … to make sure that all fans can feel safe and comfortable at every game that they’re at, no matter which team we’re playing," Kyle said.


Furthermore, Kyle said "from our view, we want to have good rivalries with teams like Toronto and Montreal, but we want to make sure the competition stays on the ice, first and foremost."


But Kyle said the team has an overall goal of trying to encourage their season-ticket holders "to use those seats for those big games to get as much Senators red and support in the building as possible."


In terms of the Battle of Ontario, the Leafs will play the Senators five more times this season. Their next matchup will take place in Toronto on Saturday.


Ottawa has only two more games against the Canadiens — one this month and one next.


Going into Wednesday's scheduled games, the Leafs sat just one spot ahead of the Senators in the Eastern Conference standings, but both teams had the same number of points.


Montreal is currently in seventh place in the conference.


http://www.cbc.ca/sp...-canadiens.html
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

Funny thing. I have tickets to the Leafs @ Sens game late Feb. and my buddies and I am cheering for the Leafs (We are road tripping from Toronto)

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

In the end, they'll take the habs and leafs fans money.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

Ottawa must be desperate for fan support.......
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:54 PM

Don't blame them.

Who can stand Leafs fans? Haven't made the playoffs since my grandfather was a young boy and they still think they are the center of the universe. idiots.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

if it helps them sellout their arena then who cares? ticket sales are ticket sales
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

I just want less Leafs fans. :P
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

Business model strategy: keep paying customers away from your product.

Good one.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

Funny thing. I have tickets to the Leafs @ Sens game late Feb. and my buddies and I am cheering for the Leafs (We are road tripping from Toronto)

Ok, and how did you get the tickets? Did you buy them from the box office or did you buy them from a Sens fan who already holds ticket to the games but couldn't go?

I think that's the point, although the article doesn't mention much in the way of incentive (like the resale option the Canucks have, where they could give more incentive to use that like not charge a fee for selling to Sens fans) that would give someone selling their tickets on CraigsList a reason to look past the first person with cash in hand.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

Funny thing. I have tickets to the Leafs @ Sens game late Feb. and my buddies and I am cheering for the Leafs (We are road tripping from Toronto)


Cheering for the Leafs is never fun.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

This is so un-Canadien
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:12 PM

Cheering for the Leafs is never fun.


Except, before 2004.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

Am I the only one who finds it absolutely hilarious that Daniel Alfredsson gets booed in his own arena every time the Sens and Leafs play?
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

They won't have to worry about this problem during the playoffs.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:24 PM

I live in Ottawa now, and one of the main reasons for that is a good portion of the people that are living in Ottawa now aren't originally from Ottawa. Plus the rink is literally in the middle of nowhere. I live downtown and it was a 45 minute bus ride to get to the rink for a game.

Tickets are really cheap though. $27.50 taxes included for a game in the 300 section against the Pens. It included a $8.50 food voucher!

Edited by canucksgirl1234, 13 February 2013 - 10:38 PM.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:34 PM

I love this idea!
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:37 AM

honestly as much as i hate the leafs it would be cool to see them back in the playoffs, place would be going ape-s***
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:34 AM

I don't get some of you Canuck fans.
Bitch bitch bitch about corporate ticket sales at Rogers but then claim that ticket sales are ticket sales for the Sens
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

Tickets are really cheap though. $27.50 taxes included for a game in the 300 section against the Pens. It included a $8.50 food voucher!


Geez. My 300 level Jets ticket against the Pens, face value, is $86. I sold it (weekday game) on stub hub for $275.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

Geez. My 300 level Jets ticket against the Pens, face value, is $86. I sold it (weekday game) on stub hub for $275.

They have student specials sometimes too! 50% and a $4 Subway card. Too bad nobody really wants to go all the way to a suburb for a game.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

Is it possible to get fewer Canuck fans at Canuck games? Maybe throw in a few Jets fans for some atmosphere?
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

Is it possible to get fewer Canuck fans at Canuck games? Maybe throw in a few Jets fans for some atmosphere?


A few Jets fans would certainly make Rogers Arena louder.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

A few Jets fans would certainly make Rogers Arena louder.


On second thought, they'd probably get thrown out for cheering. Or eating popcorn too loud.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

Tons and tons of Toronto fans in Rogers when we see them here. Lots of Vancouver fans in Toronto when we play there. It happens sometimes. Noticed we get a lot of fans in Edmonton and Calgary too on some games. Probably not very fun for the home team.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

On second thought, they'd probably get thrown out for cheering. Or eating popcorn too loud.


"Sit down and stop cheering! I'm trying to text someone!"
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

Worst business decision ever. Money is money.
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