Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 8/14/13
Chicago Blackhawks fans looking to hit the road will have one less stop on their itinerary. Division rival Nashville Predators are attempting to limit the amount of red sweaters by not allowing single game ticket sales to the three home games against Chicago. Fans will have to buy a second home game in order to guarantee tickets. (Stick tap to Section 303 and Chicago’s own Jay Zawaski). That means Blackhawks fans that are not in a short drive’s distance to Nashville will have to make two road trips or skip the long weekend. This will clearly get more Predators fans in the building, or crash and burn. Nashville sold out 20 or 24 home games last season, according to ‘303,’ very respectable for a miniscule market in hockey terms. Will the Preds be able to sell out at the same rate in 2013-14? Safe answer is no, and if the games against Chicago do not sell out with this new plan, the hockey club won’t be the only business looking to make up for lost revenue. Nashville is an attractive ...
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