Anaheim Ducks Freeze Ticket Prices…

In an effort to keep games affordable in an economic crisis, the Ducks announced Monday a freeze in ticket prices for the 2009-2010 season. Is this good news for fans? We do hope so.

Season and single-game tickets, as well as half-season, group seats and mini-plans will remain the same, according to the club.

Season tickets for the 2009-10 season start at $10.50, while individual tickets begin at $18.50. There is a $1.50 arena facility fee per ticket.

If the Ducks make the playoffs this season, ticket prices for the first round will remain the same as last season. Prices for beyond the first round have not been decided.

The Ducks, like other pro teams, are reaching out to a fan base that is dealing with less discretionary income.

Earlier this month the Los Angeles Kings also announced a freeze on season-ticket prices for next season.

The freeze comes after two consecutive years of increases.

The Ducks raised prices for this season by an average of 6.6 percent for season seats and 7.2 percent for single-game seats. Prices for the 2007-08 season rose by an average of 7.9 percent for season seats and 1.1 percent on individual seats. That had been the first such increase in three years.

The club capped season ticket sales at 15,000 in August, but support has since waned slightly.

The Ducks saw their 78-game sellout streak snapped on Oct.15. Only 12 of their 31 home games have sold out, although 10 other home games have sold at least 16,800 tickets. Capacity at Honda Center is 17,174.

We here at have seen a significant drop off in Ducks Tickets since January 2009, even when the Ducks’ average ticket price of $43.50 is below the NHL average of $49.66, according to Team Marketing Report.

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