Chicago Blackhawks v Phoenix Coyotes

The Phoenix Coyotes struggle to get butts in the Jobing.com Arena seats – there’s no denying that. Because of this tiny little issue, they occasionally have to get creative with their ticket packages. Sometimes they get really creative.

Their latest offer basically has you gamble on your belief in the team. In a nutshell, for $100, you get five goals against. As in, you can go to home games in lower bowl seats until the Coyotes give up five total goals. Could be one game, could be the final ten. For $250, they’ll spot you 25 goals. The Coyotes have currently given up 20 goals at home in 8 games, for an average of…wait for it…2.5 goals against per game. As in, for $250 you can basically sit in the lower bowl for the final ten home games.

Here’s how they describe it (it’s basically the formal version of my summary – for fine print details, follow that link):

The Phoenix Coyotes announced today a new ticket package called the GOALden Ticket. The GOALden Ticket allows fans to purchase one of two ticket packages to attend anywhere from one to 10 of the Coyotes final 2012-13 regular season home games in lower level seats (regularly priced at $75) at Jobing.com Arena. The package will go on sale to the public on Monday, February 18.

By purchasing the first ticket package for $100, a fan will receive five (5) goals on their GOALden Ticket. Beginning on March 9 versus the Dallas Stars, fans will be able to see up to 10 Coyotes home games until the team gives up five (5) goals at Jobing.com Arena. Once that happens, the GOALden Ticket is void.

The second ticket package provides the fan with 25 goals on their GOALden Ticket for the price of $250. Beginning on March 9 versus the Dallas Stars, fans will have an opportunity to attend up to 10 Coyotes home games until the team gives up 25 goals at Jobing.com Arena. Once this occurs, the GOALden Ticket is void.

You hope for the good of the team and the people willing to take the risk (psst: it’s secretly not a risk, that’s a fair price for a lower bowl ticket) that the Yotes go a few games without giving up many goals (a shutout gets you an extra ticket to fan appreciation night against the Avalanche, so that’d be a nice bonus).

OR you hope they lose 25-spit the first game and it’s hilarious and fun. Either way.

(Stick-tap to Casey Fox for the info)

Comments (18)

  1. Its also a great way to get people to give a shit about defensive hockey. For a team that doesn’t score goals… good call.

  2. From what I can gather, though it’s not entirely clear in the promotion, is that it’s ALL goals that count for this, not just goals scored against. So a 25-0 WIN would be the same as 25-0 loss (or a 13-12 game…unless it’s a shootout)

    • I could be missing this but this is why I thought it was only Coyotes goals given up:
      “fans will be able to see up to 10 Coyotes home games until the team gives up five (5) goals at Jobing.com Arena. Once that happens, the GOALden Ticket is void.”

      I don’t see why they would want to have fans cheering for them not to score more goals.

    • Both packages include the phrasing ‘until the team gives up (x) goals’…

      “Beginning on March 9 versus the Dallas Stars, fans will be able to see up to 10 Coyotes home games until the team gives up five (5) goals at Jobing.com Arena”

      Seems to me that’d mean goals against.

      • I stand corrected! I could’ve sworn those details weren’t there when they announced this yesterday, though already having season tickets, I didn’t exactly scour it as closely as I may have.

    • Yeah, it’s pretty clear that it’s just goals given up.

  3. Wondering about the shutout fine print “6. To receive the April 26th bonus tickets for a “shutout” you must be present (scanned in) at the game. A “shutout” is recorded if the score is 0-0 at the conclusion of the overtime period. Shootout goals do not apply.”

    I assume that shutouts besides 0-0 also count…

    Anyway I hope they give up 25 in the first game.

  4. lol phoenix is a joke, blow the arena up already,the new charlies chocolate factory is in arizona buy ur golden tickets.

  5. so if they give up ther 25 goal say in the second period in the 4th gm i get kicked out cause my ticket is now void. fuck you

  6. very cool idea for a promotion. i’d buy one.

  7. CUNT COCK PRICK PUSSY!

  8. geezus! just get them out of their already!

  9. I think the central point here is that you could get a lower bowl seat to ~10 Phoenix games for about 250$. For 250$ in actual hockey cities like Ottawa and Montreal, you’d get at most 2.5 lower bowl seats, and as little as 1.25 (if you’re going to a premium value game, like seeing Toronto).

    No wonder they’re losing buckets of money, when they’re being forced to sell tickets at essentially 25% of what some of their competitors can sell for.

  10. Hmmm, just paid $165 for a lower bowl Ranger ticket. Always burns me up when I see stuff like this.

    Loved when I saw the Rangers in Tampa and after stub hub fees, the price for 4 tix in the upper deck was like $28.

    • There are two other teams in the area with cheaper home tickets. You don’t have to overpay to watch a team thats only won a cup once in 72 years.

  11. It’s a good thing Chicago has already been through. Their 12 through 2 games would end that promo fairly quickly.

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