The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press are reporting that the Detroit Red Wings will not increase their ticket prices for the 2007-08 season. The team notified season-ticket holders in an e-mail sent Monday. Ticket prices, which range from $22-$85 per game, have not gone up since the 2003-04 season. As early as today, the NHL is expected to release its season schedule.
Two of the Wings’ exhibitions are set — against the Lightning, in Tampa Bay on Sept. 24 and at Joe Louis Arena on Sept. 27.
The move to hold tight on ticket prices was met with some disappointment, because critics said that even a token reduction in ticket prices would have acknowledged the fact that, as veteran defenseman Chris Chelios pointed out on several occasions, the Red Wings only sold out the Joe Louis Arena a handful of times during the regular season last year. . .
The Wings will, however, said they will offer new benefits, payment plans and amenities, in an effort to appease returning season-ticket holders. Subscribers will receive their renewal forms in the next 10 days.