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#21 Kp-Wings

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 05:21 AM

Another attendance thread... sleeping.gif

One thing you should note: If you watch games on TV and notice how quite the games are, you should more or less blame FSN Detroit for turning the microphones so low that you hear nothing beyond Ken and Mickey. I have noticed that on NBC games the crowd is a little bit noticably louder.

Another factor of course comes into play: It's Columbus. Nobody gets up for watching them. The Jackets have yet to even compete for a playoff spot in their existance, and once you get beyond Vyborny, Nash, and to an extent Fedorov, there is little to no skill on that team at all. I say this as a whole, even though they did beat the Wings last night. They really only beat them because the Wings were lazy. If the Wings were at the top of their game last night, they would have blown the Jackets clear out of the water.

And of course, the Joe is a corperate arena. Even if you are a diehard fan, unless you're rich, you're not going to be able to ****** up a ticket before a corperate company does.

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#22 SouthernWingsFan

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 05:22 AM

This has been discussed AD NASEUM IN HERE.

Corporations have tickets that some use.

A lot of people, I'm assuming, have families to raise and kids to bring the school next day and their residence is aways away from the arena, hence leaving early.

It's as simple as that and I'm done with getting all irked up and frustrated about it because it isn't going to change.

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 06:28 AM

QUOTE(Jwo @ March 22, 2007 - 11:51PM) View Post

Maybe Mr.Ford needs to own the team. He seems to know how to pack in the crowd with a losing product that has no future. But then the Red Wings will start to suck and fall to the curse of Mr.Ford.



Just wait until the stadium is no longer "NEW" then see what happens.
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 06:43 AM

If you are a corporate ticket holder, or work for a corporation who has season tickets, I want you to read this:

f*** you.
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#25 Barrie

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 07:27 AM

Atleast the seats are sold, so the Organization has the money to reinvest in the team.

If you look around the league, everyone has empty lower bowl seats. Think about it, when someone/corporation has tickets to all 41 games they can't make them all. People still have a life to live.

It better if the lower bowl is corporate. How many of you are willing to pay $80 a seat? I'm not. If the lower bowl was left for the average fan and a game by game basis, the seats would never be sold.

Also, I don't like how people compare Detroit to Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. There's a lot more to do in Detroit than those Canadian cities, so the Wings have more competition around town for entertainment dollars.
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 07:58 AM

QUOTE(Barrie @ March 23, 2007 - 07:27AM) View Post

Atleast the seats are sold, so the Organization has the money to reinvest in the team.

If you look around the league, everyone has empty lower bowl seats. Think about it, when someone/corporation has tickets to all 41 games they can't make them all. People still have a life to live.

It better if the lower bowl is corporate. How many of you are willing to pay $80 a seat? I'm not. If the lower bowl was left for the average fan and a game by game basis, the seats would never be sold.

Also, I don't like how people compare Detroit to Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. There's a lot more to do in Detroit than those Canadian cities, so the Wings have more competition around town for entertainment dollars.


I would pay $80 for a seat, instead of $150 on eBay. It's bulls*** that they buy them, and don't go. And then the little guy gets screwed. Typical.
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#27 TheLegend19

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 08:14 AM

QUOTE(YoungGuns1340 @ March 23, 2007 - 12:06AM) View Post

Its no longer exciting if Detroit wins 50 games. Its expected. Its par for the course. Look at all of us on this board...pissed off about not landing the first seed by now. We're spoiled. Wings fans are spoiled. The season is basically a wash for a lot of fans. The Playoffs are where its at and even then, its about playoff depth with this organization.

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QUOTE(Zion @ March 23, 2007 - 08:58AM) View Post

It's bulls*** that they buy them, and don't go. And then the little guy gets screwed. Typical.

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#28 Gizmo

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 08:23 AM

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Here was my view of the last game against Nashville (it was worth every last cent of the $85 I paid):

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#29 dicksmack

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 08:29 AM

QUOTE(Zion @ March 23, 2007 - 07:43AM) View Post
If you are a corporate ticket holder, or work for a corporation who has season tickets, I want you to read this:

f*** you.




Same to fans who are corporate apologists! Speak up and perhaps they'll cut back on them. They are going to have to--it's embarrassing for the team.

Edited by dicksmack, 23 March 2007 - 08:32 AM.

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 08:39 AM

How can you blame low attendances on the fact that we’re successful and hence people are spoilt? That’s the worse excuse I’ve ever heard for low attendances. Surely if the team is successful and plays an exciting brand of hockey like Detroit does, people would want to turn up? Considering there’s a pretty reasonably chance you’re going see a win surely that would help with attendance figures? I can’t understand that reasoning at all.

Oh and $80 a seat does some incredibly high. I paid $20 for my ticket to the season opener of my home team in the AFL, great deal.

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#31 NeverForgetMac25

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 08:47 AM

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It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


"They are the best team in the world. They are a team that can just take over when they want to," Chicago's Patrick Kane said (of the Detroit Red Wings).

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 08:49 AM

QUOTE(BlueMonk @ March 22, 2007 - 11:03PM) View Post

The fans are too busy feeling bad for ex-Wings on the other team to cheer. smile.gif

I think it's the opposite, there too worried about former wings to cheer for their team. Kind of like a spoiled kid, who gets their attention focused on one thing, and forgets what really matters. That and the fact they haven't won a cup in a whole 5 years! ohmy.gif That shook some of the fair weathers.

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:43 AM

QUOTE(jmonte345 @ March 23, 2007 - 12:24AM) View Post

I've read that the Pistons are having the same problem. The tickets are sold but they can't get people in the seats. I think a lot of it has to do with the economic uncertainty around here. People just aren't willing to spend the money. Even if you get the tickets for a decent price, you are still looking at a fairly expensive evening once you factor in parking and refreshments.

I'm going to the game Saturday but I got raped on the tickets. I don't mind because I really want to go but I don't think a lot of people look at it that way.


^underrated reply

This just happened the other day to me. My brother (who is a manager) got free tickets for me and my other brother to go see the Pistons. Gas money + parking + any concessions was just way too much, even for free tickets. You're talking anywhere between 30-50 bucks even if the tickets are free. As a recent college grad, I just don't have that extra money right now.


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Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:47 AM

QUOTE(Zion @ March 23, 2007 - 07:43AM) View Post

If you are a corporate ticket holder, or work for a corporation who has season tickets, I want you to read this:

f*** you.



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#35 BlakChamber

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:48 AM

QUOTE(Zion @ March 23, 2007 - 05:43AM) View Post

If you are a corporate ticket holder, or work for a corporation who has season tickets, I want you to read this:

f*** you.

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#36 NeverForgetMac25

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:48 AM

QUOTE(SuperCalaFilppulastic! @ March 23, 2007 - 09:43AM) View Post

^underrated reply

This just happened the other day to me. My brother (who is a manager) got free tickets for me and my other brother to go see the Pistons. Gas money + parking + any concessions was just way too much, even for free tickets. You're talking anywhere between 30-50 bucks even if the tickets are free. As a recent college grad, I just don't have that extra money right now.

So quickly sell the tickets. Then with the money you made, save it for the next time you get free tickets. Than use that money to pay for Gas money + parking + any concessions. biggrin.gif

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Edited by Never Forget Mac #25, 23 March 2007 - 09:49 AM.

It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


"They are the best team in the world. They are a team that can just take over when they want to," Chicago's Patrick Kane said (of the Detroit Red Wings).

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:48 AM

QUOTE(Never Forget Mac #25 @ March 23, 2007 - 09:47AM) View Post

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:49 AM

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Edited by Never Forget Mac #25, 23 March 2007 - 09:49 AM.

It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


"They are the best team in the world. They are a team that can just take over when they want to," Chicago's Patrick Kane said (of the Detroit Red Wings).

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 11:22 AM

QUOTE(Gizmo @ March 23, 2007 - 09:23AM) View Post

Here was my view of the last game against Nashville (it was worth every last cent of the $85 I paid):

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For a one time thing though, that's fine. Are you willing to do that 40 more times this year?
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 11:47 AM

I drove up from Cleveland for a game last year and I got to the exit off of 75 10 minutes before game time, and didn't get into my seat until the first period was over.

Does anyone think that parking is an issue? People don't want to deal with theat fiasco?

I know I really didn't know any side lots or whatever but it seemed a bit ridiculus that I waited that long for a parking spot.
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