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    Post by shabbs on Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:33 pm

    wprager wrote:Someone just tweeted that he got his tickets this morning. Shenanigans?
    Or a Moose season ticket holder...

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    Post by shabbs on Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:03 pm

    The P1 and P2 categories are sold out already - those are the most expensive ones...

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    Post by wprager on Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:23 pm

    They reached their goal of 13K within 17 minutes and are now sold out.

    I theenk we need a beegger areeena.

    (Now Dash comes along an inserts a picture of the Taco Bell chihuahua wearing a hockey helmet.)
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    Post by shabbs on Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:29 pm

    HOLY CRAP!

    They could probably do the same in Quebec and with a 2nd in the GTA, easily.

    BETTMAN - ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION YOU Cussing DUMB Donkey MOTHER Diddler?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    Canada is where it's at beeeeeeeeeeeeyotch!
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    Post by spader on Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:34 pm

    shabbs wrote:HOLY CRAP!

    They could probably do the same in Quebec and with a 2nd in the GTA, easily.

    BETTMAN - ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION YOU Cussing DUMB Donkey MOTHER Diddler?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    Canada is where it's at beeeeeeeeeeeeyotch!

    That's unreal. Good for the Peg. I'm with Shabbs; let's do the same in Quebec now.
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    Post by Ev on Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:53 pm

    LOL I wouldn't even bother spending money to build a winning product anymore, they have all the dough they need.
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    Post by TheAvatar on Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:54 pm

    wprager wrote:They reached their goal of 13K within 17 minutes and are now sold out.

    I theenk we need a beegger areeena.

    (Now Dash comes along an inserts a picture of the Taco Bell chihuahua wearing a hockey helmet.)

    I wonder if there's that kind of flexibility in the building (to add to it).

    I would be also be really interested in finding out what the average length of the commitment is; They must regret limiting it to 5 years Smile
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    Post by shabbs on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:00 pm

    Big Ev wrote:LOL I wouldn't even bother spending money to build a winning product anymore, they have all the dough they need.
    They've got at least three years of good times... hopefully they can build on it.
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    Post by Hoags on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:02 pm

    It's not possible to expand the MTS Centre. It wouldn't be worth it anyway, you'd spend millions to add cheap seats, it'd take 10+ years for the investment to pay off.

    Maybe years down the road they can build a bigger arena somewhere.
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    Post by shabbs on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:05 pm

    There was talk that it could be done... and I think they had that in mind when they built it originally.
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    Post by shabbs on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:07 pm

    Ebay is now being flooded with Winnipeg Season Tickets for sale...

    just kidding....
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    Post by spader on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:09 pm

    Hoags wrote:It's not possible to expand the MTS Centre. It wouldn't be worth it anyway, you'd spend millions to add cheap seats, it'd take 10+ years for the investment to pay off.

    Maybe years down the road they can build a bigger arena somewhere.

    That would be sweet. What's the capacity of the MTS Center? 15k or so? Would be great if they could add another 4-5k of seats pulling in revenue in a sexy new arena. I'm sure that True North already knows exactly when and under what conditions it would make sense to upgrade to a new arena.
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    Post by Hoags on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:17 pm

    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/nhl/faq/

    Could the MTS Centre be expanded for more seating and how long could it take?

    Not happening.

    "We might even lose a few for camera positions. Adding seats can't be done. It's not physically possible. We can't take the roof off. Any building improvements will not include the addition of any seats. The NHL likes the building. In discussions we've had with the league in the past few years, size has never been a concern. We have always thought the building is the right size for the market. Our ability to add a couple thousand seats would produce revenue that would not be material, given the ticket prices, and moreover, it would make it more difficult to sell committed season-ticket revenue that will ultimately determine the success of any team."

    True North Chairman Mark Chipman

    Can't be expanded
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    Post by shabbs on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:38 pm

    Bah.
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    Post by shabbs on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:43 pm

    You can get on the waiting list now...

    A place on the waiting list requires a one-time non-refundable deposit of $50 per seat with a maximum of four seats. The amount is not applied against any future purchase.
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    Re: Winnipeg TIDBITS & QUICK HITS!

    Post by hemlock on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:59 pm

    shabbs wrote:You can get on the waiting list now...

    A place on the waiting list requires a one-time non-refundable deposit of $50 per seat with a maximum of four seats. The amount is not applied against any future purchase.

    Hahaha. So the privilege of being on the waiting list is $50 a seat?

    To think I work for a living. Apparently, there are much easier ways to make money. Just have people freely hand it over to you for nothing in return.

    EDIT: Hey, at least it's only a one-time fee. True North are quite charitable.
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    Re: Winnipeg TIDBITS & QUICK HITS!

    Post by wprager on Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:02 pm

    The ace up their sleeve is that they can hold nearly unlimited outdoor games. They can guarantee ice-making conditions in November. The new stadium will be ready in 2012.


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    Re: Winnipeg TIDBITS & QUICK HITS!

    Post by Hoags on Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:25 pm

    hemlock wrote:

    EDIT: Hey, at least it's only a one-time fee. True North are quite charitable.

    Next year (and every year after) you pay $100 to stay on the list.

    However all amounts collected (except the first $50) will be applied toward your season tickets purchase (if/when you get them).

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