So i get a phone call yesterday from the Minnesota Wild:
We have some bad news for you. Your season tickets are now obstructed view seats. (WTF?!?!?). We are building the "Bud Light top shelf lounge" next to your season, and part of your view will be obstructed. As a valued season ticketed holder we will offer you a one time discount on your season tickets or be willing to move you to the opposite end of the arena.
I wasnt really cool with this. We specifically wanted the seats we had, we were on the end the Wild shot at twice, which was important. I told them we have had season tickets for 6 years, mostly losing years, and have stuck it out and now that the team has significantly improved you want to move us to an area that isnt our preference for the same cost...
news article: http://wild.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=638715
I dont really like this idea. While it is probably a wash, or a gain in revenue, you are removing seats from the arena. Also the fans who typically use these things are there on business or dont really care about the game. Why put that on the end the Wild shoot at twice.
They currently had nothing available in that end of the arena on any level for us to move to. I am sure the people whose season tickets were totally removed got first priority (rightly so) and some remaining ones were sold to new season ticket holders. Why build it so seats will have obstructed views... you shouldn't have obstructed views in a hockey arena!!!
Sorry for the rant, I am just disappointed by this and the fact that the wild dont seem to care too much. They didnt say what the "deal" would be to keep my tickets. The initial offer was 10% and I said I wanted to see how obstructed my view would be first. But they did say any "deal" would be for one season and I could move for an even wash. Sorry, this doesnt seem to be like a good way to treat a season ticket holder. They have been so good to us up until this point (fixed minor complaint about parking, added a certain liquor to the bar up there per my dad's request haha) I cant quite understand this one.
Anyone with any inside info could shed more light onto this for me? They are going to have to get back to me on how obstructed our view would be. But it is approaching the start of the season (yes i know it may not start on time) and we will have very little time to decide, and there might not be many seating options left.