The title says it all. As of today, the Flames have 1,846 tickets available for purchase (or repurchase, ie people with the tickets trying to resell them because they aren't going to the game) on ticketmaster.
That's very similar to what they had available for the home opener. Fifteen thousand showed up to that, per ESPN. The 'Dome holds nineteen thousand people.
Are we starting to see a trend where the 'Dome goes from sell outs to being four thousand people short? Seems like a big number. I'm not sure if the suite ticket sales are included in the 1,800 (which seems to turn into four thousand at game time). When I was there for the opener I would say about a third of the suites were empty.
Is this good? Duh...is this good??
What's the argument against trading all the vets and starting a rebuild, exactly? They can't sell out the building keeping the vets on the roster. The chase for eighth isn't as exciting as they thought it would be, I guess. You can sell fifteen thousand tickets with kids, can't you?
Hell, I just looked. The Flames were averaging nineteen thousand people in 2013-2014, which is a rebuild year. They averaged nineteen thousand in 2012-2013 season, a tank year. And just to make sure I wasn't crazy I looked at 2014-2015. They averaged nineteen thousand that season, too.
They were selling more tickets rebuilding than they are with a vet team. People are sick of the .500 hockey.
It could be COVID. It almost certainly is the vaxx mandate keeping people away. But I want Treliving fired so I'm gonna ignore that shit and blame it on his idiocy. HEY IDIOT: IF YOU ARE GOING TO ANNOUNCE LOUDLY AND PUBLICLY YOU ARE GOING TO TRADE THE BUMS AND THEN YOU DON'T TRADE THE BUMS, PEOPLE MIGHT GET DISILLUSIONED.
Anyway...my smoking hot African GF wants to get married. Heaven help me.