Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Pick a Seat -- new Ticketmaster seating for Isles
There are still a number of seats left for the Isles home opener on Saturday -- have to think the combination of being the end of Yom Kippur, and facing a non-desirable opponent, Florida has something to do with it.
If you want to go, you can bring 7 buddies and sit 8 rows behind the Isles bench in Section 117, Row H, Seat 1-8. I can tell you that definitively because Ticketmaster has a new seat selection chart where you can pick out your actual seats.
I think that this will have pluses and minuses for the team -- pluses because a fan who wants a particular section can now make sure that they get that Section, as opposed to what Ticketmaster might have thought is a more desirable view. However, a minus from the point of view that fans can see (for certain games) that there are a lot of tickets available, reducing the need to buy them ahead of time.
As for this Saturday, you can pick your seats here:
One thing appears certain -- the change in ticket prices for this season will make the building look better on television. Several sections downstairs are completely sold out and almost all are at least 90% full (106, 113 and 210 being notable exceptions)
The Rangers will make their first Coliseum visit the following Saturday. That game is well on its way to being a sellout -- there's not a single ticket priced at less than $60 available on Ticketmaster.
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick