emptyfriend wrote:Does anyone know how the ticket process works for the draft weekend? Are they made available through Ticketmaster, etc.? Do they sell 18k tickets? Any ideas on date of release? I now the NHL site says check back for more info but that's been it since they announced it was in Pit....
No idea how they're going to sell them to the general public but there won't be 18k tickets available-- a large portion of the lower bowl won't be available as they'll be seating the draftees and their families down there along with executives, families of executives, NHL ops people, press and media, etc. And they'll probably have to take a lot of the seats out to make room for all of the tables for the teams.
STH got an email saying that they can request complimentary tickets but only to one day, not both, and it's while tickets last-- first come/first serve then a wait list once they run out of however many they are reserving for STH initially (no doubt they'll release tickets to the waiting list if they don't manage to sell the rest). Full season plans can pick either Friday or Saturday and half season plans can only request tickets for Saturday. They also specifically say that the STH seats will be in the upper bowl.
You'll probably be able to buy tickets on Stubhub before Ticketmaster.