Apr 6, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) faces off against Nashville Predators left wing Nick Spaling (13) during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. The Blackhawks beat the Predators 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators to shut out Blackhawks fans


The Nashville Predators have decided to change the way Chicago Blackhawks fans can acquire tickets for their games. The reason behind this is to “keep the red out,” as some have called it, basically it’s to reduce the amount of Chicago fans that attend Bridgestona Arena in Nashville, TN.

The way the organization is changing this is pretty simple and straightforward. Instead of being able to buy a single game ticket to one of the three Chicago/Nashville games (Nov. 16, Dec. 17 and April 12), you must now pay for a ticket to that game as well as another ticket do a different Predators game. This way, the team is trying to bring in more revenue from outside fans, or fans that don’t support the home team.

As you can see from the picture above, during a Nashville/Chicago game at Bridgestone Arena, most of the spectators are in fact wearing red. So on one end of the spectrum, this new strategy is meant to keep the homefield-esque atmosphere in Nashville. The Predators’ vice president of hockey communications and public relations, Gerry Helper, said this to ESPN.

Our objective is to give our team the best home-ice advantage each and every game. Our ticket plans benefit and appreciate our ticket holders by giving them the best possible pricing, sales and availability, so they can have the chance to purchase these tickets before anyone else, whether they’re from Nashville, Chicago or Timbuktu.

 

What do you think of this new ticket sales strategy: how well do you think it will work? Let me know down below!

 

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