Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs apologized to fans in a press conference several days ago, leaving us fans of the Black and Gold wondering, “Okay, what next?”
In short, not much.
Though Shawn Thornton and Brad Marchand met with season ticket holders, the Bruins ownership has yet to reach out to the common, working class fan. Meanwhile, several teams have already begun to make amends for the lockout with special promotions for their fans and deserve a spotlight on their efforts. JJ, take note.
In addition, the Pens will give away promotional items at the first 15 home games, including a gold “Great Day for Hockey” t-shirt. They’ll also hold contests for a pair of tickets to every home game during the 2013 regular season, $700 of merchandise, autographed jerseys, and an all expense paid trip to New York to see the Pens face the Rangers.
The Bolts shocked many by announcing that they would offer 200 season tickets for $200 each starting January 9, while supplies last. To put that in perspective, the cheapest season tickets offered by the Bruins last season was a mere $1,247. The tickets include a gift card for $25 of merch at the arena shop.
For more teams’s post-lockout fan promotions, the good folks at Days of Y’Orr are compiling a league-wide list. Check it out here.
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