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Blackhawks fans furious following major upscale by the organization

Published February 9, 2024 at 9:56
BY JOSHUA
     
The Chicago Blackhawks have decided to increase ticket prices for their fans without stating any particular reason.

This move is similar to what many other companies and organizations have been doing lately.

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The average increase in seat prices is around 6%, with the prices remaining the same as the 2021-2022 season. The 2022 season had seen the team decrease ticket prices by up to 20% at the beginning of the rebuild.


«Our tickets are too expensive,» said Jamie Spencer, the Hawks' vice president of revenue.

That's a head-exploding statement from a high-ranking employee of a professional sports franchise, an enterprise whose main goal, besides winning a championship, is making as much money as possible. And I'm guessing that money is the reason for being for any person with the title of vice president of revenue, the way oxygen might be a big deal for the senior director of breathing.

But more amazing than the quote is that it was in response to what the Hawks recently announced that, after listening to fans, they were indeed lowering ticket prices on 84% of the seats at the United Center. The reductions are expected to be modest, though some tickets could be cut by as much as 20%.



However, the biggest increase in ticket prices will be for 300-level seats, which are currently lower level, on the glass seats.



With season ticket renewal increases already out, fans are questioning the intentions of Danny Wirtz and the organization, as this could undermine the good faith they had with the fanbase.



For what reasons are there for these increases, for season ticket holders, they should know what money is being spent on.

It'd be nice for NHL teams to be accountable for once, especially to the fanbase that keeps them in business.
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