Bathgate wrote:The Pens really hurt themselves by vastly overpricing the playoffs. That plus the team’s dismal playoff showings in recent years, including miserable losses in every home game 7, has STH’s bailing. Many must figure if they can’t afford playoff games and if the games are going to be dreadful, why bother to subscribe to all the regular season games for the rights to buy playoff tix.
The Pens should reward their best customers for the disappointing playoffs by announcing a zero percent playoff price increase, at least for the first round, for this upcoming season. They should announce it now.
I wonder if there still IS a season ticket waiting list. Anybody still on it? What number?
I just canceled my tickets today so there will be 2 more seats available.
Spinnerspencer, what section and seats?
I just made my selection about 1/2 hour ago after looking at every section multiple times and calling the Pens for info twice. I couldn't get want I wanted (had about 6 areas picked out) and had a hell of a time finally selecting seats. I started out somewhere in the low 2400's 6 1/2 years ago (on list for 2 seats). I was sitting at 1254 since the end of last season. After only moving up 200 spots two years ago and 100 spots last season, I never thought I'd get the call.
I found out some info on my second call today to the Pens that helped me seal my decision:
I was having a hard time finding seats (full season) in the upper deck. I mainly wanted Pens double attack, corners plus (rows a-e) or sides (row a-e). There were still seats available when I made my selection but, everything good left was groups of three or singles. Rule when selecting seats is you can't leave singles; online selection won't let you (I tried!). That really limited my choices (although there seems to be lots of singles available so someone had to leave them orphaned.....). I made a second call to the Pens to see what would happen if I didn't make a selection. I was told by the rep (have no reason to doubt him or that he was blowing smoke up my butt) that I had just made it under the wire at 1254. The reason that I was offered tickets was a combination of drops and that the Pens did a one time thing and made extra seats available from their pool of tickets that are held back every game for sale to the public. He told me that they would not do this again next year and that if I didn't get my foot in the door this year, I might be waiting again for a few more years. He also said I would be better off making a selection even if it wasn't what I wanted, become a season ticket holder and have a chance to get better seats next year, before people on the list are offered a selection. Seemed like decent advice.
I moved up from 1254 two weeks ago to holding steady at 874 for the last 6 days. Based on moving up 400 spots and then going flat again, it stands to reason that people above me might be holding out for better a list position/seats next year by thinking they will get the call sooner next year (which might not come if you are 200 or higher on the list). Sooooo, I got tickets at #874 on the list. Section 221 (Single Attack End), Row M seats 7 & 8. They look pretty decent to me, halfway between the blue line and the top of the circle.