Checkers announce ticket prices, colors

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by Charlotte Checkers

WCNC.com

Posted on March 3, 2010 at 11:31 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Checkers have announced today ticket prices and brand coloring for the 2010-11 season when the team will begin play in the American Hockey League as the primary affiliate of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes.

The Checkers have created several new pricing levels to remain the most affordable sports entertainment option in Uptown Charlotte.

The introduction of a new $200 full season ticket package means fans can enjoy watching top Carolina Hurricanes prospects 40 times per season for only $5 per game. Under current pricing, the lowest priced season ticket is $9.25 per game.

Luxury ticket inventories such as Royal Boxes and Terrace Tables have decreased in price by an average of $2.50 per game to become an even more affordable and valuable investment piece for businesses and corporate partners.

The most expensive season ticket package remains the glass section at $1140 per seat or $28.50 per game while front row packages in comparative sports markets can range up to $2400 per seat or $60 per game.

Most season ticket price increases are in the .25 – .75 cents per game range in order to remain competitive in this new era of professional hockey in Charlotte

“It was the promise of Checkers owner Michael Kahn that the team would remain the single best sports entertainment value in Charlotte and our new prices reflect this,” remarked Checkers vice president Shawn Lynch. “The AHL offers a much higher caliber of hockey and we are excited to welcome many new teams to the city of Charlotte while remaining consistent with our current pricing.”

In addition, single-game prices will start at $10 per game with the introduction of a discounted youth ticket for all games while the highest single-game ticket will remain at $35 per game.

The Checkers have also announced that they will change their logo and uniform colors to match those of the Hurricanes. The team went through an entire rebranding before the 2007-08 season and will simply change colors and incorporate the Hurricanes trademark. The details of these changes, as well as the new logo, will be revealed at a later date.

For more information or to purchase season tickets for the 2010-11 season please call 704-342-4423 or visit www.gocheckers.com/ahl. 

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