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  1. I hope this link works http://www.detroitcitysports.com/servlet/t...phsignings/Page Nicklas Lidstrom & Chris Osgood Sunday November 29 2pm to 4pm Rock Financal Showplace Rare Public Appearance Their prices are different. Flats/Pucks $40 (#5) and $35 (#30) All Other Items $50 (#5) and $45 (#30) Inscriptions $15 Sponsored by DC Sports
  2. That is a bummer. I used mine all the time. OH well, guess I won't buy any merchandise. LOL. The thing is, what are they really gaining by taking it away from us. It is going to make them that much money. Another thing that annoys me and I have complained on my surveys every year is preseason games are full price. They are hard to sell at full price when the whole team isn't playing. I have to discount them to sell them or give them away.
  3. Here is the full press release. I just got this in an email.... Dear Detroit Red Wings Season Ticket Holder, As a valued customer, we wanted to update you on the status of our lease on the Joe Louis and Cobo Arenas. You may see some information on this topic publicized in the media in the coming days, so we have attached a copy of Olympia Entertainment’s press release to ensure you have the full details. Importantly, the Red Wings will play their upcoming 2009-10 season at the Joe. The Detroit Red Wings appreciate your business, and we are pleased to bring this update to you. Best wishes for an enjoyable summer and we look forward to seeing you at the Joe this fall for some more great Red Wings hockey action. Sincerely, Steve Violetta Senior Vice President for Business Affairs Detroit Red Wings -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR RELEASE: 10 a.m., Friday, June 26, 2009 Olympia Entertainment and City of Detroit Working to Develop New Lease for Joe Louis Arena Olympia Entertainment returns Cobo Arena to City of Detroit, which should assist officials in their efforts to keep Auto Show in Detroit DETROIT – Olympia Entertainment today informed the City of Detroit via personal phone call and hand-delivered letter that, pursuant to the terms of its current lease, Olympia Entertainment will not exercise its option to extend the current lease on the Joe Louis and Cobo Arenas for an additional 20 years. The current lease, which covers both arenas, expires on June 30, 2010, and automatically renews for 20 years if Olympia Entertainment did not notify the City of its decision on the option by June 30, 2009. Olympia’s decision to not extend the current lease returns Cobo Arena to the City of Detroit and should assist officials in their efforts to keep the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This action also allows Olympia Entertainment and the City of Detroit to continue work on a new lease specifically for Joe Louis Arena. “The existing lease was crafted more than three decades ago by individuals no longer associated with either Olympia Entertainment or the City,†said Christopher Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc. “It does not fully contemplate one: the evolution of the sports and entertainment industry; two: the current economic environment in which both the City and Olympia Entertainment are operating and; three: the infrastructure replacement and repair needs of a 30-year-old building in order to meet the competitive industry standards of today. “Furthermore, we have been and continue to be very supportive of keeping the Auto Show in Detroit and this is one way we think our organization can help meet that objective. We believe that any economic benefit to Olympia Entertainment by continuing to operate Cobo Arena in the future is outweighed by the potential that a positive resolution on the Cobo issue will have for the region and state. “Due to these very important factors, we have been working constructively with the City over the course of the past year on a new lease specifically for Joe Louis Arena. To date, an agreement has not been finalized and today’s action is simply a necessary step in the process as we continue to work together to develop a new lease. “Detroit is our hometown and we have a strong desire to stay here. We remain confident that we can reach a satisfactory agreement that should not only enhance the sporting and entertainment experience for patrons of the facility, but will lead to additional economic benefit for the region and the potential for additional job creation as the facility attracts more events and performances.†About Joe Louis Arena Joe Louis Arena was built by the City of Detroit and opened in 1979. Michael and Marian Ilitch purchased the Detroit Red Wings and the company currently known as Olympia Entertainment in 1982. Olympia Entertainment leases Joe Louis Arena from the City of Detroit, which owns the building. Joe Louis Arena is currently the fourth oldest arena in the NHL. It is home to the 11-time Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings and host to major artists and performers for concerts and other entertainment events. The Detroit Red Wings will play the 2009-2010 season at Joe Louis Arena. About Cobo Arena Cobo Arena opened in 1960 and has a seating capacity of 12,000. It has a storied history of hosting memorable sporting, concert and entertainment events, including being the home of the Detroit Pistons from 1961 - 1978. In addition, it is widely recognized as having some of the best acoustics in the industry and many notable artists like Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, and Madonna have recorded live concert albums at Cobo Arena. Olympia Entertainment has leased Cobo Arena from the City of Detroit, which owns the building, since 1982. For nearly three decades, it has been successful and an important part of Olympia Entertainment’s venue mix, rounding out its spectrum of venues ranging from 300 – 40,000 seats.
  4. Heard on 97.1 this morning that for clinching games. So if, we win tomorrow and have a chance to clinch on Thursday they would have it.
  5. Lets go boys!! Keep it up!!
  6. Well I work for Trinity Health. They must be getting all the healthcare involved in the discounts. I just got another message today for discounted tickets for Game 5 and 7. Oh well. I am not going to anymore games this Round.
  7. My work had the same thing. Maybe we work for the same health company??!! Annoyed me cuz they were a little less than my season ticket price. Not by much but enough. The Wings did give me back money for 2 Round 1 games to match the Tim Horton special they offered everyone for my seat area.
  8. This is from Wings site: Fri, May 1 ANAHEIM vs. Red Wings 7 p.m. TBD Tickets Sun, May 3 ANAHEIM vs. Red Wings 2 p.m. TBD Tickets
  9. I saw Holmstrom at PF Chang in Livonia/Novi last year and freaked out. My co workers had no idea who he was. He was taking one of his kids to the potty. He must have been on potty duty that day. He took awhile!! LOL Him and his family walked out with us and I just said hello to him and good luck in tonight game. He smiled at me and said thanks and seemed shocked I recognized him. A hello to them is fine in public. I wouldn't feel right bothering them when they are with their family. I have seen other players at the Joe and can't say anything. I met Stevie at the fan fest and could barely get any words out.
  10. I was told by my ticket rep they are calling people this week that won the lottery. Still hoping for mine!!
  11. Be lucky!! My boyfriend got snagged in the concourse before the game on Nov 11 because he was wearing his Navy hat. He got to spin a wheel and won a Tshirt and lottery ticket. I know some radio stations are giving away tickets with Zamboni ride. there are alot of things to sign up to win on the concourse too. Good luck!!
  12. This has been offered with the Wings already. I think it started last week. I have posted some of my tickets on there but withdrew them when I sold them to someone else. It is a great thing to do to sell your tickets and to also buy them!!
  13. I just sent you a PM!!
  14. Red Wings season ticket holders do get into a special lottery. I just got an email. I am not going to try though.
  15. I have a few but they were from my seats. They came out pretty good. PM me your email and I can email them to you.