People of Atlanta, Lend Me Your Ears!

By Chris

On November 8 I saw a link on NHL.com that advertised a way to get All-Star Game tickets. I said, “Hey, why not?” The link took me to the Thrashers website where I signed up to be “Thrashers Fan #29” and I got this e-mail:


That’s right, buy three, get one free PLUS the All-Star Game, which includes the Skills and the actual game. They even give you a chance to resell the tickets you can’t use. Essentially get the All-Star Game for free! But I waited. I had no intention of going, as I’m a poor college kid, I just wanted to see what it would take for the NHL to sell this game out.

On December 18 I received this e-mail.


Let’s focus on the term “very limited.”

According to Merriam-Webster (Do you believe that dictionaries were once actually books? What a world):
Main Entry:
very

Pronunciation:
\?ver-?, ?ve-r?\
Function:
adjective
special particular

Main Entry:
lim·it·ed

Pronunciation:
\?li-m?-t?d\
Function:
adjective

1 a: confined within limits

Basically, very limited would be a particular number of seats are available and there aren’t a helluva lot of seats there so get em fast.

So to my surprise (or maybe not, since it is Atlanta), I went on that site again twenty five minutes ago, just for kicks and found this:


If you clicked on the image so you can actually read it, then you’re reading that right. Just under two weeks away and you can still get six (SIX!!!!!!!) seats in a row. The game will sell out, I’m just surprised it’s taking this long.

Man them Atlantans sure love the hockey.

UPDATE 1/16: With final individual tickets released to the public today, THE GAME HAS SOLD OUT! HURRAY!

One Comment

  1. Jonathan Grant Keller

    shit—I signed up to be notified when tickets become available and I’ve received 3 calls for All-Star tix and 2 for Thrashers season tickets.

    “What area code do you think you are calling?”