Jets tickets easier to come by, harder to sell off
Winnipeg Jets tickets are becoming easier to buy lately, while some season-ticket holders are struggling to sell their game tickets.
Late Tuesday afternoon, the Jets released a limited number of tickets for that night's game against the Washington Capitals.
Tickets to those home games were in high demand during the past two NHL seasons, when Jets fans were excited to have an NHL franchise back in the city and the MTS Centre was regularly packed — mainly by season ticket holders.
But a look on classifieds websites like Kijiji on Tuesday showed a number of season ticket holders, like Nitan Arora, trying to sell their game tickets.
Arora has had eight game tickets posted on Kijiji for the past week, and he said he's surprised that selling them has been so difficult.
"Now that it's the third year out, the excitement's kind of fizzled a little bit," Arora told CBC News.
"I think the buzz has definitely died down. The excitement's just not there as much as it was a couple of years ago."
Jets to consider Seat Exchange changes
True North Sports and Entertainment has been encouraging Jets season-ticket holders to sell their unwanted tickets through the Seat Exchange Program website.
However, that website is open only to fans who are on a waiting list.
The Seat Exchange used to be available to everyone until officials tightened the rules this past August as an added incentive for fans on the waiting list.
"What we found is that maybe it's become a little more restrictive for other people that want tickets, so that's something that we are going to monitor closely in the next month or so," said Scott Brown, a spokesperson for True North.
But some fans on the waiting list, like Trevor Krahn, say they aren't sure if changing the rules would make a difference.
"I'm pickier. I still want to go to as many games as I can but, of course, it's a cost too, right?" said Krahn.
Arora said the Seat Exchange Program website hasn't been user-friendly, and it has not helped him sell tickets fast enough.
Jets officials said recent ticket scams may be discouraging people from buying game tickets online.