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#1 kkenn79

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:38 PM

​I received a call today from the Wings about the information I requested revolving around the Winter Classic. I was blown away, as I was informed that only season ticket holders will be offered the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Alumni Showdown, which turned the call into a sales pitch for at least a 20 game season ticket package! So, in essence, I would be paying far more money just to watch the alumni play as older, slower men, in a meaningless game, than I did when they were in their prime, playing real games that meant something! Are you kidding me?! Look, I am a huge fan, and I would love season tickets, but I go to work everyday and bust my tail just to afford the gas to continue to get to work, and put a bit of food in the fridge. I am lucky to get to one game a season on what I make. I don't do awful, but I am far from justifying making it to the Joe often. It is also sickening to think that Comerica Park holds about 24k more people than JLA, and they only are offering the tickets to season ticket holders. This must mean sponsors and Leafs fans are getting the other half? I can see an allotment offered to them both on a smaller scale, and leave the rest for a lottery among the rest of us Wings fans who want to go witness this game and relive the past for a few hours. This is what I had read they were doing with all of the tickets for these games, but I guess not.

Another gross number...$20k for a group rate for ice time at Comerica!! They will get it too, every day that it is open for skating between Dec 15th-31st. Unbelievable stuff.

I guess I will just go see the Whalers and the Griffins play their games there for $18 a pop.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:43 PM

I was thinking about this last week, it's too bad they're offering so many tickets to Toronto fans. A certain percentage of them are a bunch of obnoxious morons who would treat a win at any of these games like winning the Stanley Cup. Also they'd have a huge chip on their shoulder with the name "Hockeytown", since Toronto likes to call themselves the "Mecca of Hockey". They wouldn't enjoy the experience and entertainment, instead they'd just turn it into a city of Toronto vs. the city of Detroit thing.

Trust me, living in the Toronto area, the outdoor game would be a lot more fun if they didn't allow so many Maple Leaf fans there. However, joke's on the Leaf fans, we're using them for their $$$, just like MLSE does (oops, did I just say that last sentance outloud? :lol:)
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

ugh that sucks too. Looks like I won't be seeing either one without an insane amount of luck.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:09 PM

​I received a call today from the Wings about the information I requested revolving around the Winter Classic. I was blown away, as I was informed that only season ticket holders will be offered the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Alumni Showdown, which turned the call into a sales pitch for at least a 20 game season ticket package! So, in essence, I would be paying far more money just to watch the alumni play as older, slower men, in a meaningless game, than I did when they were in their prime, playing real games that meant something! Are you kidding me?! Look, I am a huge fan, and I would love season tickets, but I go to work everyday and bust my tail just to afford the gas to continue to get to work, and put a bit of food in the fridge. I am lucky to get to one game a season on what I make. I don't do awful, but I am far from justifying making it to the Joe often. It is also sickening to think that Comerica Park holds about 24k more people than JLA, and they only are offering the tickets to season ticket holders. This must mean sponsors and Leafs fans are getting the other half? I can see an allotment offered to them both on a smaller scale, and leave the rest for a lottery among the rest of us Wings fans who want to go witness this game and relive the past for a few hours. This is what I had read they were doing with all of the tickets for these games, but I guess not.

Another gross number...$20k for a group rate for ice time at Comerica!! They will get it too, every day that it is open for skating between Dec 15th-31st. Unbelievable stuff.

I guess I will just go see the Whalers and the Griffins play their games there for $18 a pop.


This years alumni game brought to you by season ticket holders!
WHO CARES!?
Season ticket holders care...
SO WHAT!?

I'm right there with ya. Screw em, I'd rather see the Whalers play the Spits anyway....
GO WHALERS!!!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:22 PM

they said the same thing about the winter classic tickets too.

I managed to get 2 tickets to the winter classic game today through an invite i got for signing up on the red wings winter classic site. i am sure that some alumni tickets will be released to the publc in the same essence as the winter classic. it's all a marketing ploy to get as many people as they can to sign up for season tickets.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:08 PM

What's really crazy is that I was on the season ticket holder wait list for over 11 years before I got the letter in the mail. Now they're doing handsprings to get people to buy them. They've probably sold quite of few of the 20-game packages with this.
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#7 Zata fan 40

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:45 PM

Is there anything different to sign up for to get on the list for tickets to the Alumni game than the one already with the Winter Classic tickets?
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

​I received a call today from the Wings about the information I requested revolving around the Winter Classic. I was blown away, as I was informed that only season ticket holders will be offered the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Alumni Showdown, which turned the call into a sales pitch for at least a 20 game season ticket package! So, in essence, I would be paying far more money just to watch the alumni play as older, slower men, in a meaningless game, than I did when they were in their prime, playing real games that meant something! Are you kidding me?! Look, I am a huge fan, and I would love season tickets, but I go to work everyday and bust my tail just to afford the gas to continue to get to work, and put a bit of food in the fridge. I am lucky to get to one game a season on what I make. I don't do awful, but I am far from justifying making it to the Joe often. It is also sickening to think that Comerica Park holds about 24k more people than JLA, and they only are offering the tickets to season ticket holders. This must mean sponsors and Leafs fans are getting the other half? I can see an allotment offered to them both on a smaller scale, and leave the rest for a lottery among the rest of us Wings fans who want to go witness this game and relive the past for a few hours. This is what I had read they were doing with all of the tickets for these games, but I guess not.

Another gross number...$20k for a group rate for ice time at Comerica!! They will get it too, every day that it is open for skating between Dec 15th-31st. Unbelievable stuff.

I guess I will just go see the Whalers and the Griffins play their games there for $18 a pop.


I just don't see why you are surprised at all by this. It's a business. Both teams and the National Hockey League. They did this for their bottom lines. The city did this, for their bottom lines. Period. The same way you bust your tail going to work each day to keep your life going - TML, DRW, NHL, UM, the City of Detroit, etc., are doing the exact same thing. They need this. You said it yourself. They're going to get every last penny they can out of this event. And this is how it is done.

Sure it blows for people like us. I couldn't dream of getting season tickets. But it's strictly business and it's the way the cookie crumbles.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:46 AM

I signed up for the winter classic updates and have not received one email about it....guess that means I'm not supposed to go.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:57 AM

The Grand Rapids Griffins are offering the right to purchase winter classic tickets if you get a 10 game flex plan. That 10 game plan is pretty cheap, so if you just want to get tickets, you can probably go that route and it won't cost you much.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:46 AM

The Grand Rapids Griffins are offering the right to purchase winter classic tickets if you get a 10 game flex plan. That 10 game plan is pretty cheap, so if you just want to get tickets, you can probably go that route and it won't cost you much.


Isn't that offer for AHL Winter Classic tickets?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:39 PM

I believe it will allow you to buy for both the WC and the AHL game as well.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:00 PM

received this in my email today

http://redwings.nhl....ge.htm?id=82287

just as i suspected, it looks like some alumni tickets are going to be avaliable to the public, not just season ticket holders.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:52 PM

received this in my email today

http://redwings.nhl....ge.htm?id=82287

just as i suspected, it looks like some alumni tickets are going to be avaliable to the public, not just season ticket holders.


I got this also today, a lottery for 125 prizes, the chance to buy (2) alumni game tickets, as a solo, i'll be the first to offer up my extra ticket if I win.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:26 PM

got the email too, but its not letting me sign up.


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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:19 PM

Please god...tickets!
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:28 PM

Since the last time I won a drawing was when I won a gigantic troll doll from the local drug store in 5th grade, I'm resigning myself to the fact that I'm going to get bent over buying alumni tix on eBay. All for you, Feds...all for you.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:15 AM

Lets be realistic here, I am sure it would be a great experience but don't expect to see a lot so not worth the enormous pricetag.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:50 PM

here's the pricing for the alumni games

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:30 PM

Yeah, I was wondering. About what I would have guessed. Now I'm hoping I get a chance to buy a pair.
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