Glens Falls, NY –The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames, have announced their full season ticket plan for the 2016-17 season, including more affordable pricing and new seating sections. The new price model features up to a 34% discount off of 2015-16 prices and no price increases for any current 2015-16 season ticket holders.
All seats at the Civic Center will be priced the same, a vast difference from the model of years past, which contained seven different price levels. Full season tickets in all sections will cost $536.76 per seat ($468, plus sales tax and Glens Falls Civic Center facility fee), dropping as much as $272.16 per seat from 2015-16 prices. All full season ticket holders from the 2015-16 season with tickets in the Silver, Bronze or Youth price levels will have their price “grandfathered” for the 2016-17 season to ensure that their price does not increase, while all season ticket holders in the Platinum, Premium Gold, Gold Side and Gold End sections will see their price reduced from between 13 and 34 percent.
The 2016-17 full season ticket breaks down to $13 per game charged by the Thunder plus a seven percent sales tax, added on to a $1 facility fee by the Glens Falls Civic Center, for a total of $14.91 per game. The per game rate is lower than four of last year’s seven price levels and the Silver, Bronze and Youth price points will not change from 2015-16 for those who have season tickets this season. Season ticket holders in the Silver, Bronze and Youth price levels from 2015-16 can also add additional seats at their 2015-16 rate.
Patrons who subscribe to the 2016-17 Full Season Plan by March 31 will be eligible for special pricing for the remaining Thunder 2015-16 regular season home games on a best available basis for $13.00 per ticket, not including sales tax or facility fee.
The Civic Center will now be broken into just two price types, Gold and Silver (see seating chart). Sections A, B, L, M, N and X will be classified as Gold sections while all other sections will be designated as Silver. Season tickets will be available in all sections while partial season ticket plans, flex plans, group tickets, mini plans and discounted tickets will only be available in the Silver sections.
"We look at this as a fresh start, an effort to re-build our base,” Adirondack Thunder President Brian Petrovek said. “We've listened and we've learned. The decisions we have made to re-price and re-value our tickets, from top to bottom, in an arena that does not have a bad seat, will allow us to provide better opportunities for families, businesses and young people to experience Adirondack Thunder Hockey in a more affordable way than ever before, eliminating the topic of 'ticket prices' from the conversation moving forward. As we make this transition, we want to reach out once again to the loyal season ticket holders and sponsors that hung in there with us this season. We can't thank this group enough for their unwavering support."
Season ticket benefits have also been enhanced, highlighted by retaining all perks from the 2015-16 season and the addition of a season ticket holder gift, an early bird special and early access to tickets for the 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic.
New this year will be an early bird special, where fans who renew by March 31 with a $50 deposit per seat will receive three percent off of their total balance. The early bird special will also include the first playoff game of the 2015-16 season at no charge and a discounted price of $29 on tickets to the 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic (Game and Skills Competition), which will be held on January 18 at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The All-Star Classic tickets will be regularly priced at $40 and will go on sale to the general public at a later date. The $29 price will be exclusive to full season ticket holders who renew their season tickets or buy new season tickets by March 31.
The Thunder are also offering greater payment flexibility for season tickets by introducing the “Thunder Membership”. The Thunder Membership is a 12-month payment plan that offers fans the chance to spread their balance over 12 months. Similar to digital platforms like Netflix, fans will simply put a credit card on file and have that card charged the same amount every month on an auto-pay system. Fans can have their season ticket plans automatically renewed through a Thunder Membership for seasons to come without having to make a trip to the Civic Center during the offseason.
To get your season tickets reserved or if you have any questions on the new season ticket pricing, call the Thunder front office at 518-480-3355 x1 to speak with a ticket sales representative. The Thunder offices are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thunder staff will also take season ticket deposits and payments at the Guest Relations table at all remaining home games during the 2015-16 season, including games this weekend on Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28.
Don’t miss out on the speed, skill, strength and sounds of Thunder hockey. Discounted group tickets and a Family 4 Pack are available now, along with individual tickets. For more information on all Thunder ticket plans, call 518-480-3355 x1 or visit echlthunder.com.
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