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2014/2015 Seasons Tickets

Post by Phoenix on Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:22 am

Just received our renewal form in the mail yesterday. We will be in the third year of our 3-year commitment, so paying for next year's tickets will not be a big problem.  I noted that deposits are due by April 1/14. This is in addition to playoff ticket payment being due by March 15/14.

However, when I see the price of tickets now and how much they have increased in the past 2 years, I am actually shocked. We have a pair of bowl seats which cost $439.29 each based on 2012/2013 prices.  I see that for 2014/2015, season price for a new 3-year commitment is $508 each, or $540 for just the one year.

Wow! This is a difference of $70 (or more if buying just the one year)! And I am assuming the cost will rise again for 2015/2016 tickets.

Maybe it would have almost been easier to just pay a year at a time and slowly absorb the increase in costs each year.  I think we will be suffering extreme sticker shock next March. In fact, I don't know about anyone else, but we may find that a pair of season tickets will have become a cost too large for our limited budget to bear and we may have to bail out for 2015/2016. This would be sad after being season ticket holders for, I don't know, 25 years or so. But we're not getting any income increases even remotely similar to the increased ticket costs and mightn't have any choice.

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Re: 2014/2015 Seasons Tickets

Post by archer_gens on Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:21 pm

HST

They don't include it on the 439.29 u r speaking of.

It works out to about 65 so about 500 a seat.

Prices don't look to have changed much.
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Re: 2014/2015 Seasons Tickets

Post by Phoenix on Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:35 am

Ok, so maybe I had the numbers not right because I had neglected the much hated HST. Each ticket at the beginning of our 3 year commitment was $496. So, maybe the increase isn't huge, but it is still significant, particularly if you are purchasing more than one ticket - like for a couple or for a family, etc

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Re: 2014/2015 Seasons Tickets

Post by hockeybeats on Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:48 am

$496 to $508 over two years is a 1.2% annual increase. I'm thinking the price of a lot of other things has gone up by more than that. If your salary has gone up by more than 1.2%, you are actually paying less for your Gens tickets than before although being on a fixed income or having a job with no raise (or no job) would obviously be more challenging. Either way, it's pretty amazing value for your entertainment dollar. My TFC season ticket price is almost identical $513 but it only includes 19 games, the Gens give you 34. (Different sport, different level I know but just for comparison sake).

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Post by Macker88 on Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:20 am

Put this into perspective ... $513 bucks can't even buy you a pair or platinum tickets for a a Tuesday night Leafs game vs the Florida Panthers.
A 1% increase in season ticket prices is really not a huge deal. As years pass prices go up for everything, hockey tickets included.. It's part of life. I understand with minimal disposable income in can become a tough decision to continue to renew your season tickets, but as far as entertainment value goes Oshawa Generals season tickets are a bargain.
34 Generals games for 513
1 Leafs game with a friend
5 Raptors games
5 concerts
Just keep in mind the worst seat in the GM Centre is still a lower bowl seat in any NHL arena/concert Venue.

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