You are invited to share Canes season tickets

Join my season ticket group – deadline July 9 

For the 8th straight season, I’m organizing a Carolina Hurricanes season ticket group. Members share season tickets, benefitting from the lower price for season ticketholder and better seating based on my priority based on longevity as a season ticket holder. See the details below, if you want to join, send me an email by noon, Monday July 9.

Already for next season, we have 13 families as members, and we are sharing 9 seats on the upper level (304A1-5 and 303G22-25).  We have 7 legislative staff members, two employees of a trade association, one state employee, my next door neighbor and a coworker of his, and a friend.  I’ve had some interest from others, and here are the opportunities still available:

(click “read the rest of this entry” if you are interested)

1) share a 2-seat season ticket in the upper corner. At the box office, these seats would cost you $30, season ticket holders (this means you) pay $20. I already have one person wating to buy 2 tickets to each of 10 games, I need to get the remaining 33 games taken!  Minimum participation is 2 tickets for 8 games, for a total of $320. You can take more than 8 games. I will l not find out the exact location of these seats until July 24, but they are likely to be in Section 337 or 338 (see seat map below).

2) share a single seat in the upper level balcony premier.  At the box office, these seats would cost you $40, season ticket holders (this means you) pay $25. Minimum participation is 1 ticket for 10 games, for a total of $250. You can take more  than 10 games. I will l not find out the exact location of these seats until July 24, but they are likely to be in Section 303 Row G or H (see seat map below).

Potential bonus

Thee is also a potential bonus. Last year, the Canes had a “top shelf” status for holders with 10 or more season tickets. The bonus was 50 tickets to one game, 20 tickets to another game, and two free season long general parking passes (saving $8 per game). If they extend the offer this year, here’s how I will divide up the perk: for each 10 tickets you buy you will get a free (upper corner) ticket to one of the bonus games, and also a parking pass to one of your regular games.

Other perks

Season ticketholder also get other perks from time to time, gift ship discounts, invite to season ticketholder party, free lithograph. I divide those perks up among the group.  You will also get the right to buy playoff tickets before they go onsale to the general public.

What games will you get?

We have a mini-lottery within the group.  After the schedule comes out md-July, each group member sends me their top 5 choices of games. Everyone has always gotten at least 3 of their top 5. After the initial rounds of allocation, I ask for more picks until all seats are assigned.

Payment

payment will be due 50% August 1, 50% September 1. The season will begin in early October and runs until mid-April. Most games are 7 p.m, all at the RBC Center in Raleigh.

To join:

Send me an email by noon, Monday July 9. (click on link to left to send email)

Seating chart

  

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