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#41 WildCard

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:23 PM

That's what I've gathered from a quick google search; I really want to go to the WC next year now but it will sell out immediately. Stub hub and similar sites will be very expensive according to what I've seen online of previous WC games.

I make good money and have no bills outside of rent and student loans. I don't mind spending money for memories, even when I was making minimum. It's something I'll never understand about people my age: do this kinda stuff now while you can and can afford to. I have my retirements set and a good savings, I don't care about dropping $400 and the trouble of travel for an experience like this



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:26 PM

I make good money and have no bills outside of rent and student loans. I don't mind spending money for memories, even when I was making minimum. It's something I'll never understand about people my age: do this kinda stuff now while you can and can afford to. I have my retirements set and a good savings, I don't care about dropping $400 and the trouble of travel for an experience like this

Agreed. I'm also going especially since it's right before tax return season. I just spent $330 for tickets last saturday and $235 for one night at HC Marriott. Just mentioned the price so people don't get discouraged later this year after getting their hopes up.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:11 PM

I'm not an expert, but I suspect doing it outdoors in the cold elements might make it more difficult and time consuming. They might apply the board signage indoors before they're put up, and thawing ice when it's below freezing outside isn't the same as turning the coolant compressor off indoors. Plus for the outdoor games they like to set up the ice days in advance so it has time to freeze properly and then get worked on daily. And it could be different issues if it's above freezing or raining.

Hope you learned your lesson.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:53 PM

for hockey? :wacko:
If they are, it's the only baseball stadium in the world (that doesn't have movable stand sections like the 70's era "cookie cutter" multi use stadiums, & even those had issues towards football endzones) that does have them. (Or does it also have moveable stand sections, ala the Astrodome?)

Not sure about moveable stands but upper deck where I usually sit was looking down onto homeplate and not a lot of room along foul lines which were not moveable. Only the outfield would be far away, unlike the Ralph great atmosphere but not about watching hockey.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:30 PM

http://www.newsday.c...-say-1.13268887



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:03 PM

http://www.newsday.c...-say-1.13268887

I like how it said we have a more national draw than the Isles; this is very true. Look how we travel in all of our road games. Look how many Sabres fans have migrated to other parts of the country. Our tv ratings are the highest in the states. Not to mention even in the Adirondacks you're more likely to see a Sabres fan rather than and Isles fan.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:24 PM

I like how it said we have a more national draw than the Isles; this is very true. Look how we travel in all of our road games. Look how many Sabres fans have migrated to other parts of the country. Our tv ratings are the highest in the states. Not to mention even in the Adirondacks you're more likely to see a Sabres fan rather than and Isles fan.


This is true. There are 3 Sabres fans on my hockey team. There's only one flyers fan. The rest of the team has a conflict of interest, in that they work for the baby penguins.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:50 PM

I have a buddy who is a huge Rangers fan and lives in NYC. Our teams playing + outdoor game + New Year's in NYC + a free place to stay = a good time if you ask me.

Planning to keep an eye on ticket prices when they come out. Never looked for Winter Classic tickets before though.. Anyone know if they're released earlier than normal game tickets?

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 02:24 PM

I have a buddy who is a huge Rangers fan and lives in NYC. Our teams playing + outdoor game + New Year's in NYC + a free place to stay = a good time if you ask me.

Planning to keep an eye on ticket prices when they come out. Never looked for Winter Classic tickets before though.. Anyone know if they're released earlier than normal game tickets?

The NHL sells them mid October through ticketmaster. They are virtually impossible to get directly; they sell out in seconds. Second hand is the only way, about $400 per ticket maybe $450.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:00 PM

The NHL sells them mid October through ticketmaster. They are virtually impossible to get directly; they sell out in seconds. Second hand is the only way, about $400 per ticket maybe $450.


Ouch, hope they're not that much this time around! Thanks for the info, though.

I kept an eye on ticket prices for the Pittsburgh stadium series game earlier this month. Those were really affordable, and I almost wound up going. Like $50. But it was a random day in March, in Pittsburgh. Not New Years in NYC. Maybe I'll get priced out :P

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:36 PM

Ouch, hope they're not that much this time around! Thanks for the info, though.

I kept an eye on ticket prices for the Pittsburgh stadium series game earlier this month. Those were really affordable, and I almost wound up going. Like $50. But it was a random day in March, in Pittsburgh. Not New Years in NYC. Maybe I'll get priced out :P

Best of luck to you friend! My only suggestion is look often after they go on sale in October. Never know may be able to find a seat for cheaper with some luck.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:41 PM

Seriously? Sh!tti field?

Get ######, winter classic, my ass!

 

No one can see the game in a baseball stadium. Why bother?