Seattle Kraken, the NHL’s most recent expansion franchise, has unveiled plans for general season tickets for its debut season in 2021-22 after a two-and-a-half year wait for fans.
The 32,000 ice hockey fans who made deposits in March 2018 were emailed on Tuesday with the opportunity to purchase tickets for passes to see the team play at the 17,459-capacity Climate Pledge Arena.
The process has more than 40 alternative seating options and prices, with the team claiming it to be the “most innovative ticket plan ever rolled out to sports fans.”
Seattle Kraken has revealed that 9,712 tickets will be sold in 22-game half-season plans, equating to 4,856 full-season packages out of the approximately 11 general season tickets the team is selling.
The team has made 6,118 full-season 44-game plans available for sale, but require a minimum three-year commitment with further options for five and seven and cost up to $12,320 per season for lower-bowl seats.
Upper bowl seats cost between $90 to $170, or $3,960 to $7,480 per season, and the Kraken will also offer 600 single-game tickets priced at $40 or less and more than 5,000 season tickets will cost $100 per game or less.
“This franchise is forever indebted to our 32,000 deposit holders who stood with us to show the NHL we are a hockey town with an exclamation point,” Kraken chief executive Tod Leiweke said in a release.
“They gave this franchise life in one day. We created a ticket plan to reward those depositors and give them all the chance to be part of the most intimate seating bowl in the NHL.
“We worked on the ticket plan for months and listened to our depositors. We threw conventional wisdom aside and said what’s a new and better way to do it.”
In the Kraken’s first phase of its season ticket allocation process, which wrapped up in February, it shifted 2,613 premium level club seats.
The ticket waiting list now has more than 53,000 fans in line hoping to purchase passes if depositors opt out of buying tickets for the 2021-22 season.
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