Wednesday, January 9, 2013

How the NHL, Lightning Will Try to Get Fans Back

Actually, I'm not sure how the NHL will recover from its second work stoppage in a decade.  But at least the Tampa Bay Lightning are doing their part.

Today, the Lightning are offering up 200 season tickets for $200 each.  Granted, there will only be a couple dozen games this year, but that's still $8.33 per ticket.  For those of you keeping score at home, $200 would get you about four tickets last year.

200 seats also doesn't go very far toward filling the Forum...but it may be an important first step for a team in Tampa, where none of the teams are having very much luck selling out stadiums.  Especially since there is doubt around the country if hockey teams in non-traditional hockey markets will be able to survive post-lockout.

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