Fan Poll: Keeping The Red Out

By Keith Schultz

Apr 7, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) looks for the puck in front of Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

According to the Nashville Predators fan site 303, the Predators are going to bring back an old Detroit Red Wing campaign with a Keep Out The Red roll out. In essence, the Blackhawks play in Nashville three times, but when single tickets go on sale you will not be able to purchase a single game Blackhawks ticket.  If you wish to purchase a Blackhawks ticket in Nashville you will be forced to purchase a ticket to a second game.

There are two things working against this brilliant system thought of by the leaders of Smashville.

1. Stubhub and it’s competitors will sell single game tickets.  If you check right now ticket prices for the cheapest seats range from $40-50 dollars for the nose bleed sections with over 1,000 tickets available for each contest.

2. There will be plenty of scalpers in front of Bridgestone Arena that will only be worried about the cash that you’re about to hand them instead of making you purchase a second game ticket.

The owners want to see yellow jerseys  in the Bridgestone Arena instead of the Red Blackhawks jerseys.  It’s their stadium and I understand their efforts, but if there is one thing i know about Blackhawks fans is this will only unite the masses to get as many red jerseys in the seats the first time the Blackhawks visit Nashville on Novmeber 16th.

What do you think about the Keeping Out The Red Campaign?

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