SEASON TICKET SALES BRISK AS RENEWAL DEADLINE APPROACHES
DEADLINE FOR FULL SEASON TICKET HOLDERS TO RETAIN 2003-04 SEATS IS FRIDAY, JULY 2
BINGHAMTON, NY – When the Binghamton Senators take the ice for their first home game of the 2004-2005 season on October 16 there will be many new season ticket holders in the stands to root on the home team. Season ticket sales are strong once again in Binghamton thanks in part to the number of first time season ticket buyers.
To date, 14 percent of the 2004-2005 season tickets packages purchased are new sales.
“Season ticket sales activity has been strong and very encouraging with many new faces coming to the office to sign up for next season,” says Tom Mitchell, Executive Vice President – Operations.
The strong sales indicate that the upcoming season will once again see several sell outs and much excitement at the Arena. 18 games sold out during the 2003-2004 season.
“With a fan friendly schedule, similar to last year, and new 12’ x 9’ state of the art video boards, fans will experience an even greater level of excitement at B-Sens games,” says Mitchell.
A strong season ticket base was an important factor in the Binghamton Senators attendance jump in their second season. The B-Sens were one of nine American Hockey League teams to see an increase in average home attendance for the 2003-2004 regular season, according to the web site www.inthecrease.com. The 8 percent jump in average attendance at home B-Sens games was the fourth greatest percentage increase in the AHL.
Fans that held full season ticket packages during the 2003-2004 season have until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 2 to place a $100 per ticket deposit in order to retain the same seats for the upcoming season. For those who held a half season ticket package, the sooner the B-Sens receive the $100 deposit per ticket for the upcoming season, the lower the priority number the ticket holder will receive. The team uses the priority numbers to assign seats in September. In the event of a dispute over seating, the ticket holder with the lower priority number will be given first choice of seats.
There are many benefits available exclusively to season ticket package owners.
Full season, half season (20 games), and 20 game coupon books are among the season ticket packages now available for purchase. The full season package includes all 40 games, while the half season package includes 20 games selected by the individual who purchases the package. Coupon books packages are also available and include 20 tickets that can be used at any game during the regular season. The coupon book holder can use the tickets at one game or spread them throughout the course of the season. New season ticket holders must place a $100 per ticket deposit to reserve the ticket.
Those who purchase a full or half season ticket package will be guaranteed the same seat for each game of the season and full season ticket holders are eligible for a discounted parking pass. All ticket package holders will also receive a VIP card, which gives the ticket holder access to exclusive events such as “Meet the Players”, the skating party, dinners, and a 10% discount on merchandise at all B-Sens store locations.
Shall the B-Sens qualify for the playoffs, all season ticket package holders will have first priority when purchasing playoff ticket packages. Those with full or half season ticket packages will be able to keep their regular season seat for all of the playoff games the B-Sens may host.
The Senators will be hosting their annual open house at the Arena on Saturday, July 24th. Fans will be able to wander around the arena seating sections and select their season ticket seats at this event, which is open to the public. The open house will also feature, live music, great food, games, skybox and locker room tours. Binghamton Senators players, who will be named later, may also be present.
Season tickets for the 2004-05 campaign are now on sale at the Sens’ Executive Office – 3rd Floor of the Arena. To purchase 2004-05 season tickets, the Sens’ office is open during the summer months from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and can be reached by calling 722-SENS (7367).