Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Crazy For Canucks Tickets

Earlier this week, Cleve Dheensaw (Victoria Times Colonist) wrote about the frenzy for tickets to the Canucks training camp intrasquad game.
Island residents are clearly passionate Vancouver Canucks fans.

Just how impassioned became evident yesterday when an upcoming intra-squad game at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre sold out in just four minutes.

"Only a Cher concert sold out faster," said Dave Dakers, general manager of the centre and president of the Canucks' ECHL farm team Victoria Salmon Kings.

"It's definitely a record for a sporting event for either the Victoria or Kelowna [Prospera Place] arenas."

The intra-squad game, where the team is divided into two competing halves, is set for Sept. 16 at the 7,000-seat arena.

Dakers said the Internet ticketing system, which can handle 2,500 to 3,000 requests at one time, became full only 10 seconds after tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. The game sold out so quickly over the Internet and phone lines that only about 50 of the several hundred people in line at the box office were able to get tickets.
On September 15th, Canucks fans get to go through the madness all over again - it's when single-game tickets go on sale.

Via the letter that accompanied my season ticket invoice:

Single game tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, September 15th at 10:00 am.

Single game tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis ONLY through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.ca/canucks or Charge-by-Phone at 604.280.4400.

A limit of four tickets per game is in place. Please be aware that the most popular games will be the first to sell out of available inventory so it is best to have other game options in mind. Just a reminder to be patient when encountering delays or busy signals during this period as Ticketmaster will be experiencing a large volume of calls.
I don't doubt that one bit.

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