NHL clubs are reaching out to the fans alienated by the lockout. As rumors of boycotting the home openers league wide circulate, teams are hoping to get fans in seats this weekend. Will you be spending more or less on tickets, or will you even be attending a game?
Here are some of the discounts being offered for some of the team’s home opener:
College students can redeem one ticket per student ID to the Dallas Stars home opener Saturday morning at 10am.
The Vancouver Canucks are offering a weekend’s worth of tributes, in-game experiences, prizes, merchandise sales and food discounts ($1 items) as they face the Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers on Saturday and Sunday.
Florida Panthers will host a full team signing session following opening night. Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers will have free T-shirts for all fans in attendance at the first game of the season.
Anaheim Ducks fans who purchase a ticket for the home opener will get a second game at half off.
All educators, police officers, firefighters, nurses, EMTs and military personnel receive $20 off all lower bowl and club-level seating, and $10 off upper level seating at the second Nashville Predators home game.
Boston Bruins fans attending every home game in January will receive three vouchers for select concession items.
The Los Angeles Kings finally get to raise their banner as the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions.
It’s odd to see that some of the teams that struggle year over year to fill seats have yet to comment about discounted tickets, concessions or merchandise for fans – Phoenix Coyotes and New Jersey Devils.