The Vegas Golden Knights clinched their first-ever postseason spot on Monday night and have come up with a plan to keep opposing team’s fans out of their arena for their playoff games.
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The Vegas Golden Knights secured their first playoff spot on Monday night. The next step is to put playoff tickets on sale and the Knights think they have come up with a plan to limit opposing team’s fans from entering T-Mobile Arena.
The Knights have come up with a new ticket pricing plan for the playoffs, with an interesting catch.
The new plan, for all full season ticket members, is called the Knights Vow. It gives full season ticket members a reduced price playoff ticket if they forfeit their ability to sell their tickets on the secondary market.
The Vegas Golden Knights website broke down how the playoff ticket policy will be offered to full season ticket members:
1. VGK Full Season Ticket Members will be automatically enrolled in the “Knights Vow,” which provides the most significant price savings off the single-game ticket price.
As part of the Knights Vow program, members will receive tickets electronically via FlashSeats shortly after dates/times of the first-round home playoff games are set Resale through StubHub – the Golden Knights exclusive, authorized secondary partner – will not be available under this option.
2. VGK Full Season Ticket Members may elect to opt out of the Knights Vow in order to have the opportunity to sell their tickets through the Golden Knights exclusive, authorized secondary partner, StubHub. However, their savings off the single-game ticket price under this option will not be as significant as those who are enrolled in the Knights Vow program (Option 1 above).
The Golden Knights are gambling that discounting tickets with a promise not to resell will help keep opposing team’s fans to a minimum when the playoffs begin.
This is very different than what other teams have attempted to keep the home ice advantage. In past seasons teams would only sell tickets to fans who live in the home team’s local area by verifying addresses via home zip codes.