CHARLOTTE, NC—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 $1,140 per seat or $28.50 per game while front row packages in comparative sports markets can range up to $2,400 per seat or $60 per game.
Most season ticket price increases will be 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 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.
The Checkers (30-19-6) will host the Cincinnati Cyclones tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. Ticket information can be obtained by calling 704-342-4-ICE or visiting www.gocheckers.com.
AHL Notes: More than 84 percent of all current NHL players are graduates of the American Hockey League, and 23 of the 30 head coaches in the NHL were previously head coaches in the AHL…the AHL was represented by 135 former and current players at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver…more than 130 players and coaches have won both the Calder Cup and the Stanley Cup in their careers…the AHL’s geographic footprint includes major North American cities such as Chicago, Houston, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Toronto, Cleveland and Winnipeg, while also showing continuing success in smaller, traditional markets like Hershey, Rochester, Providence, Springfield and Portland, Maine.