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J.D.
11-05-2014, 09:10 AM
well that was easier than i expected

Bonin21
11-05-2014, 09:13 AM
well that was easier than i expected
Agreed

J.D.
11-05-2014, 09:19 AM
got 2 tix in balcony 306, row 11, seats 22-23. liked the fact they were on the end of a row (if i read it correctly).

bigblue_dl
11-05-2014, 09:37 AM
Balcony 323, Row 11, Seats 9-10

Bonin21
11-05-2014, 09:40 AM
I'll be interested to see how much of a dent priority 1 makes.

Tiny
11-05-2014, 03:11 PM
I am a priority 1, but I always attend this tournament with my father who is a priority 14.

1689 Tickets Left as of 3pm CST - 11.05.2014

301 - 0
302 - 0
303 - 0
304 - 5
305 - 85
306 - 120
307 - 114
308 - 30
309 - 48
310 - 153
311 - 124
312 - 75
313 - 8
314 - 1
315 - 0
316 - 0
317 - 1
318 - 0
319 - 9
320 - 105
321 - 127
322 - 116
323 - 65
324 - 88
325 - 167
326 - 130
327 - 107
328 - 11
329 - 0
330 - 0

;) GO HUSKIES!! ;)

pgb-ohio
11-06-2014, 08:29 AM
Appreciate the inventory update from Tiny. Welcome to the board, btw.

Quick translation of numbers to prose: The balcony sides are gone. Balcony directly behind the net is getting limited. (308, 309, 323, 324) I presume those are the $160 packages. If someone could confirm that, thanks in advance. Balcony in the corners is holding up surprisingly well. Consider Sections 305, 312, 320, 327. If those sections are going for $205, that would explain the difference.

Overall, I'm surprised that almost 1,700 tickets remain with the priority selection process winding up. That's good news from a buyer's perspective. Even a single priority point got you in the building at face value, with seats together.

Perhaps even more surprisingly, it now seems clear that newbies will get the same opportunity, at least at the beginning of the general public sale. I really thought we'd see a surge in purchases at Priority Levels 1-4. But it appears that simply didn't happen.

A week ago I thought we'd be down to scattered singles at this point, if that. Obviously the actual result is appreciably different.

Next April? I still expect that we'll be sitting in a sold out Garden. But the preliminary verdict is that the demand level for 2015 is pretty similar to St. Paul (2011) and Pittsburgh (2013), while being quite a bit softer than the Boston FFs in 1998 and 2004.

Bonin21
11-06-2014, 09:17 AM
Balcony directly behind the net is getting limited. (308, 309, 323, 324) I presume those are the $160 packages. If someone could confirm that, thanks in advance. Balcony in the corners is holding up surprisingly well. Consider Sections 305, 312, 320, 327. If those sections are going for $205, that would explain the difference.

305-312-320-327 are the cutoff for $205. More than likely explains the increase in sales starting one section over.

pgb-ohio
11-06-2014, 10:18 AM
305-312-320-327 are the cutoff for $205. More than likely explains the increase in sales starting one section over.Just to make 100% sure I'm understanding you:

A. 305-312-320-327 are corner seats selling for $205; and

B. The available seats in 306-311 and 321-326 are behind the net, selling for $160.

Is that correct?

(Note that seats already sold in those sections, but in lower rows, might have a different price.)

Bonin21
11-06-2014, 10:26 AM
Just to make 100% sure I'm understanding you:

A. 305-312-320-327 are corner seats selling for $205; and
B. The available seats in 306-311 and 321-326 are behind the net, selling for $160.
Is that correct?

(Note that seats already sold in those sections, but in lower rows, might have a different price.)
That's my understanding. I can't be 100% as I purchased four tickets, but when you select Price Level 4 ($160), it leaves the sections you mentioned as the options.

When you select P3 ($205), almost all sections remaining are highlighted. I'm guessing this is the lower row price increase.

CLS
11-06-2014, 12:07 PM
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Next April? I still expect that we'll be sitting in a sold out Garden. But the preliminary verdict is that the demand level for 2015 is pretty similar to St. Paul (2011) and Pittsburgh (2013), while being quite a bit softer than the Boston FFs in 1998 and 2004.Sold out and, given the relatively high probability of at least one commutable-to-Boston school in the FF, a full building (which a sellout doesn't necessarily guarantee). And while the demand might be softer than in 1998 and 2004, it's healthier. These numbers are not affected as much by the artificial scarcity created by previous FFs being in smaller arenas and by lots of "investors". And it looks good for folks like Hoover. It's close enough to being a sellout that there should be no trouble selling a ticket for at least face as long as there's at least one conveniently located FF participant.

Tiny
11-06-2014, 12:42 PM
Here is the inventory for the 2015 Frozen Four in Boston as of 12pm CST 11.06.2014

1611 Tickets

301 - 0
302 - 0
303 - 0
304 - 5
305 - 57
306 - 120 (106 seats at $160)
307 - 114 (107 seats at $160)
308 - 24 (24 seats at $160)
309 - 44 (44 seats at $160)
310 - 150 (140 seats at $160)
311 - 124 (114 seats at $160)
312 - 74
313 - 6
314 - 1
315 - 0
316 - 0
317 - 0
318 - 0
319 - 7
320 - 95
321 - 124 (120 seats at $160)
322 - 112 (106 seats at $160)
323 - 57 (57 seats at $160)
324 - 88 (88 seats at $160)
325 - 167 (154 seats at $160)
326 - 126 (117 seats at $160)
327 - 105
328 - 11
329 - 0
330 - 0

I am getting really good at typing in the "I am a human letters"... although I could do w/o N and Z! =)

wolverineTrumpet
11-06-2014, 01:24 PM
That's my understanding. I can't be 100% as I purchased four tickets, but when you select Price Level 4 ($160), it leaves the sections you mentioned as the options.

When you select P3 ($205), almost all sections remaining are highlighted. I'm guessing this is the lower row price increase.

Maybe I should have read this thread before buying yesterday, but I think I would have made the same decision. Ended up paying $205 in section 311 (corner) but row 7. I'm ok with spending the extra $45 a ticket for a lower row on the aisle.

Lowly priority 1 but, I think I'll be heading to every FF from this point forward. I've been to 8 in the last 14 years, but only bought through the lottery twice (not sure how/why I never got my priority point for Denver, but, whatever). Got burned on Philly last year. When I purchased the tickets I was dating a guy with family in Philly, so we were planning to go together. By April we had broken up and I ended up going with a friend, using his extra lower bowl ticket and selling my awful seats for a total of....maybe $20? Lesson not learned.

Then again, I've benefited from buyer's markets before (only went Saturday in Pittsburgh, paid under face. Got free tix to the non-MN semi in St Paul '02). So I guess it evens out.

Hoover
11-06-2014, 04:16 PM
...And it looks good for folks like Hoover. It's close enough to being a sellout that there should be no trouble selling a ticket for at least face as long as there's at least one conveniently located FF participant.

To recap...since I first posted about a week (???) ago;

I was concerned about not getting seats as a priority 2 due to talk about the Boston FF possibly selling out for reasons that have been noted here several times. I have a friend (priority 10 or 11) who purchased 2 extra tickets for family members who decided not to use them. He offered his extras to me - which I happily agreed to buy from him. I debated whether or not I should still buy my own when my turn came up (if there were any available), with the idea of selling them (face value or less - not for profit!). I would do this to gain another priority point - the pros/con of this idea were presented and debated by several members in this thread (go back a few pages and read posts to get more on this...).

I ended up buying 2 seats in Section 311 (Row 9) at the $160/ticket price. If I end up stuck with them, I'd rather be out $320 than $410. As stated several times earlier, if I do end up losing on this decision I would certainly not do it again. I live in Canada, and my tickets for the past two FF's were held at will-call at the arena for me as the NCAA/Veritix would not ship them north of the border. I was told I could call and have the tickets sent (in March) to a US address (my friend with the other tickets), which would make selling/shipping them to a potential buyer easier. I'll put these tickets up for sale on these boards or StubHub, eBay, etc. as the FF draws closer, hoping to recoup some of the money spent on them.

If anyone is reading this and thinks - "this guy's an idiot...spending $$$ when he already has tickets..." - go back and you can see why I did this. You might still think I'm crazy, but everyone's entitled to an opinion...

Laker Dude
11-06-2014, 06:32 PM
To recap...since I first posted about a week (???) ago;

I was concerned about not getting seats as a priority 2 due to talk about the Boston FF possibly selling out for reasons that have been noted here several times. I have a friend (priority 10 or 11) who purchased 2 extra tickets for family members who decided not to use them. He offered his extras to me - which I happily agreed to buy from him. I debated whether or not I should still buy my own when my turn came up (if there were any available), with the idea of selling them (face value or less - not for profit!). I would do this to gain another priority point - the pros/con of this idea were presented and debated by several members in this thread (go back a few pages and read posts to get more on this...).

I ended up buying 2 seats in Section 311 (Row 9) at the $160/ticket price. If I end up stuck with them, I'd rather be out $320 than $410. As stated several times earlier, if I do end up losing on this decision I would certainly not do it again. I live in Canada, and my tickets for the past two FF's were held at will-call at the arena for me as the NCAA/Veritix would not ship them north of the border. I was told I could call and have the tickets sent (in March) to a US address (my friend with the other tickets), which would make selling/shipping them to a potential buyer easier. I'll put these tickets up for sale on these boards or StubHub, eBay, etc. as the FF draws closer, hoping to recoup some of the money spent on them.

If anyone is reading this and thinks - "this guy's an idiot...spending $$$ when he already has tickets..." - go back and you can see why I did this. You might still think I'm crazy, but everyone's entitled to an opinion...

I think you will have success selling them at face value. You will have no problem should a Boston school make it to the frozen four.

CLS
11-06-2014, 08:19 PM
...

If anyone is reading this and thinks - "this guy's an idiot...spending $$$ when he already has tickets..." - go back and you can see why I did this. You might still think I'm crazy, but everyone's entitled to an opinion...You're not crazy at all. Your strategy makes sense, and you understood the risk. I considered doing the same thing in Detroit, except that knowing there'd be NO secondary market there, I was considering buying tickets KNOWING I'd have to eat them. Ultimately I decided not to.

All I'm saying is that it looks like your risk is low. It's a near sellout, so you should have no problem selling the tickets you bought for priority purposes at or near face value. The only real risk you run is if the FF participants are, say, Alaska-Anchorage, Alaska Fairbanks, Denver, and Air Force.

pgb-ohio
11-06-2014, 08:22 PM
When you select P3 ($205), almost all sections remaining are highlighted. I'm guessing this is the lower row price increase.Yup, as confirmed by Tiny's data. Thanks for the replies.


And while the demand might be softer than in 1998 and 2004, it's healthier. These numbers are not affected as much by the artificial scarcity created by previous FFs being in smaller arenas and by lots of "investors".Strongly agreed. And for the record, the NCAA Committee doing the site selections deserves a lot of credit for finding that healthy balance. Moving the tournament around the country, plus mixing it up between the hotbeds and the new markets, seems have resulted in a stable situation where NHL buildings are comfortably filled, but few serious fans are turned away. In other words, the annual attendees and the fans of the participating teams are getting into the building without undue pain. OK, many of us will need to look the other way with regard to a certain experiment back in 2010.;) But otherwise, credit where credit is due.


Here is the inventory for the 2015 Frozen Four in Boston as of 12pm CST 11.06.2014

1611 Tickets...

...I am getting really good at typing in the "I am a human letters"... although I could do w/o N and Z! =)Excellent work and much appreciated. Between you and gscott13, we were well taken care of.


Maybe I should have read this thread before buying yesterday, but I think I would have made the same decision. Ended up paying $205 in section 311 (corner) but row 7. I'm ok with spending the extra $45 a ticket for a lower row on the aisle.Well, yeah. Those of us who post regularly on the ticket threads would like to feel needed.:p But hey. You did just fine on your own. In your particular situation, I would have approached the decision the same way.:cool:


If anyone is reading this and thinks - "this guy's an idiot...spending $$$ when he already has tickets..." - go back and you can see why I did this. You might still think I'm crazy, but everyone's entitled to an opinion...With apologies to Billy Joel: You may be right; you may be crazy. But it just might be a lunatic we're looking for...

OK, to be serious, you took everyone's comments into account and made a perfectly reasonable decision.

Siouxfaninseattle
11-06-2014, 10:11 PM
And the NCAA is already trying to sell the remaining tickets. I got an email saying tickets go on sale tomorrow.

pgb-ohio
11-07-2014, 08:53 AM
IIRC, November 7th was announced back when the priority sale opened.

In any event, we now go into the overtime portion of the proceedings. For those lacking priority points, your chance to earn that first one opens up in a few minutes. As per the last few posts, some decent options remain. Best of luck. And of course if you make a purchase, please tell us about your transaction.

walrus655321
11-07-2014, 10:12 AM
Bought 2 in 326, row 9. I had thought I was going to need 4 or more because a friend of mine was going to take his son, but when I told him the price he seemed surprised by how high it was. $160 for all 3 games sounded about right to me.

Anyway, I'll be there!