Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Saturday vs. Acadia Sold Out!

We've received word that the game this Saturday vs. Acadia is sold out, thanks in no small part to the legions of V-Reds fans coming from District 18.   A quick look at the AUS statistics tells us that attendance so far this year has been up over last year's average of 2495 per game.  UNB is currently averaging 2630 per game and another big night of 3762 should help the year-end numbers.  Friday night vs. SMU (and possibly Mike Danton's first game vs. UNB) will probably draw a fair crowd as well. 

It should be a great weekend of hockey at the Aitken Centre.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

thats good to know they dont seem to wanna leave tickets for the people who have given them hundreds of dollars over the season. Take business else where no trouble.

Anonymous said...

That comment is laughable. Blame the team for being successful and selling out during a promotion. You clearly aren't one of those "devoted fans" because if you were that set on seeing every game you should of gotten a season pass. Clearly this is just a comment trolling for response because anyone who has ever been to a sporting event knows that you dont leave a large group of tickets "just in case"

Anonymous said...

This has been an "off-the-map" successful promotion since they put it into place.

It is one of the types of promos that has created the community interest and support that other schools only wish they had.

Good for UNB.

BTW - you can buy tickets in advance for all game, or get a pass....not anyones' fault but your own mon ami.

PK said...

Buy your tickets early for February 13th! The school promotion was so successful that they over-sold. A notice came home today that a number of schools will now be attending February 13th game as second wave of the promotion!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i agree with the first comment, i tried to get them in advance and they were sold out a while ago...

Anonymous said...

No one's fault but your own...buy a season pass...

Anonymous said...

does anyone know if its on tv?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it is supposed to be on Rogers TV.

Anonymous said...

Both games should be on Rogers this weekend

Eric said...

I believe both games will be on Rogers, hosted by Dave and Dave. As such, there will be no CHSR.

Anonymous said...

I'm just glad that it wasn't the SMU game. -Rob

Bill Hunt said...

"Sold" out is a stretch. The tickets were given away to elementary school kids. The house is heavily papered.

Anonymous said...

And this is precisely why in todays day and age people don't get involved, no matter what you do you get **** on. You "Sell out", people complain that those who have been going all year are let down. You give out free tickets to kids so they can attend a game, and that's a problem. At the end of the day the Aitken Centre will have more visitors this weekend then many AUS teams had all season, yet this is an issue.

UNB hockey fan said...

I agree with the last post. Why cheapen the promotion? It's pretty decent UNB would reach out to elementary and middle school kids. Smart too. Look at the fan base in most of the college rinks and they're older people, alumni and long-time supporters. UNB is cultivating young fans and having them come into the rink and getting exposed to a good brand of hockey. The kids get hooked on guys like Tremblay and Culligan and Bailey and they become their heroes. They'll want to come to another game with their dad perhaps. Talk about a great way to sell your program to the next generation. Free tickets or not, the rink will be buzzing and isn't that what we want to see?

PK said...

1 - elementary school kids have received free admission to UNB events for a number of years

2 - most of these kids will have at least one paying parent with them at the game, as the promotion offered adult tickets at reduced cost

Bottom line - a full house for SMU, and likely a full house on Feb 13.

The team is averaging 2400 or so, 1300 below capacity.

I call this great marketing myself.

Bill Hunt said...

Not attempting to "cheapen the promotion" at all. I'm simply saying "sold" out is a misnomer.
I agree, UNB has done a great job of cultivating the next generation of hockey fans in this city and that's done through Pumpernickel and V-Reds Prospects and the athletes going into the schools and such.
School nights are always good because there's a lot of noise in the building and I think the team responds.
But it's not "sold" out.