Thursday, July 26, 2007

Seven Year Wait

I just got back from the Canucks season ticket seat relocation event which reminded me of Behind The Jersey's post on each team's season ticket waiting list. For Canucks fans, there's good news and bad news. That is, the news is good if you've already got season tickets; it's bad if you don't.

The Canucks, of course, have already capped their season ticket base at 17,000 full season and season ticket equivalentx (i.e. half-season and ice-pak packages). At the event, one of the account reps mentioned that their renewal rate this season was a record 97%-plus; last season after missing the playoffs, the renewal rate was about the same. This means that during this off-season and last's, only 3%-ish of the people on the waiting list are (were) able to purchase some sort of ticket package. With a waiting list that is now 7,000 names long, he estimated that the wait list could be anywhere from five to seven years long.

Wow. Just wow.

It wasn't that long ago that the Canucks were losing on the ice and in the box office. Heck, I remember working at GM Place and there would be an announced crowd of 13,000 for a Saturday night game. Obviously, this team's come a long way since then.

Wow. Just wow.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 7:10 PM


At July 28, 2007 5:43 PM, Anonymous alanah said...

This entire post was just an excuse to remind us that you're one of the lucky ones with season tickets.

Don't even try to deny it! :)

At July 29, 2007 9:35 AM, Blogger SKAHA TRUTH said...

Canadians don't relocate to Seattle for work if your kids play hockey! The rink has rats and is disgusting. It's the worst hockey imaginable and the worst coaching. Just terrible!
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At July 30, 2007 12:50 PM, Blogger Jes GÅ‘lbez said...

Stupid Yaletown Yuppies!! Go find another 'cool' hobby and let us real fans attend games!


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