09:04:53 pm on March 13, 2009 | # |
Rush win the game, 3-2, scoring the game winning goal with 47.2 seconds left in the final period. What an ending to a fun game.
My first seat was a typical buy-it-over-the-phone single seat. It sounds good, it looks good on paper (first row of the upper section), but then you sit in it and it’s what we “in the business” call “obstructed view.” Which means there is a railing blocking your sightlines. And I wish it were the only time it has happened to me. It shouldn’t be as difficult to buy a single seat to a game. They are scattered around the entire building. Instead, this is what the box office tries to pawn off on the unlucky. No one wants the seat, so they try to pass it off to one person.
This is where the power of asking comes into play. I went to the Rush “Information Booth” and complained (nicely, or so I believe). Rather than put up a fight, they got the AGM (Assistant General Manager) who got me a better ticket. And it wasn’t as close to the ice (which I was OK with), and it wasn’t on the penalty box side (which turned out well with some of the action), but it was a good ticket around fun people who enjoyed the game, or had kids who were a bunch of fun (especially since I could leave the game without them after they were wired to the gills on hockey and noise).
A pretty good game, but I’m not done for the night. A few more photos, maybe a photo post-game report, and then off to bed. Up early for some hard core driving. Maybe a game if I can make it. Maybe.