Last week I bemoaned the fact that the Lightning was making a big mistake in having rookie camp in British Columbia. That the Bolts have the second-most important pick in franchise history skating in a black and blue sweater for the first time more than 3,000 miles away from their home rink seemed like a terrible idea.
I think season tickets for $6.20 a game more than makes up for it.
620 WDAE and the Tampa Bay Lightning have joined forces to offer Lightning and Animal fans an Exclusive Deal on Season Tickets. You get 42 home games for the unbelievable price of $6.20 a ticket.
I would imagine you’d be hard-pressed to come up with a better deal in all of North American major pro sports. For about $260 (okay, $302 with Ticketmaster service charge), you can go to EVERY Lightning home game. I have no idea about ticket availability, and I have to imagine these seats are as close as you can get to physically sitting on the roof of the building, but at six bucks each? Who cares. I don’t live anywhere near Florida and this deal might be worth it to me.
(I have to wonder, though, where those extra home games are coming from what with Tampa starting the season in Europe and the season only giving you 41 home games, but regardless, this is a tremendous deal.)
And it’s not like the Bolts were having attendance problems either. According to ESPN.com, the Lightning averaged 91.4 percent capacity last year even before anyone down there had Seen Stamkos or all the buzz new ownership/coach buzz.
The only thing that rivals this was back in 1999 when the Minnesota Twins were selling season tickets at $99 per (for 81 home games!) AND gave you a Kirby Puckett autographed bat which was worth anywhere from $100-400.
This really is very awesome. Well done, Lightning. (I don’t say that often.)