NHL Seattle, which is yet to be named and isn’t debuting until 2021, has already started the season-ticket selection process this week.
On Thursday, NHL Seattle started to contact deposit-holders to book appointments to view and reserve about 2,600 club-level seats to games in 2021, the Seattle Times reports. These appointments are strictly for those that made deposits of $1,000 more than 17 months ago during a season-ticket drive by the Oak View Group – the company in charge of rebuilding KeyArena. A little over 32,000 deposits were made, with a majority of those being $500 deposits on general-seating season-tickets.
Ticket prices were also revealed this week for the first phase of club seating; tickets in this section will range from $285 to $355 for 41 regular season and three preseason games, which adds up to somewhere between $12,540 and $15,620 annually per ticket and allow access to a premium private club. These tickets can be purchased for three, five, or seven years at a time and give ticket holders first rights to purchase seats for concerts and events at the new stadium, as well as access to the team’s Northgate Mall practice facility and the affiliate American Hockey League new arena in Palm Springs, California.
The second phase for general-seating deport-holders will take place next year. While pricing for the second phase isn’t available at this time, the team told the Times that the cheapest seat would be $50, which include no seat-license fees. Single-Game tickets will be available, starting at $20.
In terms of resale, NHL Seattle said that fans will only be able to resell season tickets on an “exclusive secondary ticket resale platform,” which has not been announced at this time. Already, officials are trying to eliminate resale options. Earlier this year, officials said that they planned on calling suspected brokers who have reserved season tickets to tell them that they can’t stockpile an inventory of seats. CEO Tod Leiweke said that his team would go through the list of potential brokers and talk to them.