Ticket sales went through the roof. Games one and two of the series were both sold out. For tonight’s game, fans were lined up as early as 2am to buy tickets that went on sale at 10am. Enter: scalpers, buying tickets at face value and selling them to desperate fans for double or triple the marked price.
But if the thought of spending $200 for seats in the upper bowl has you down in dumps, some Haligonian kijiji users have offered comic relief. There are number of ads parodying typical offers on the website.
“Offering 2 seats on my couch to watch the game on Eastlink," reads one ad. "Clean non-smoking home. You can bring your own beer and put it in my fridge. I will be selling 50/50 tickets to both of you, which guarantees that one of you will win! The seats are $25 each, but if you want to pay $40 each, I'll make them 'all inclusive' and I'll provide the beer and popcorn. Free parking too, right next to the venue. The TV is HD and has surround sound. Washroom facilities on site.”
Another user from Ketch Harbour posts about her voluntary donation of an eye, kidney, ovary, slightly damaged lung or liver for a seat anywhere in the Metro Centre.
Other honourable mentions include someone longing for the winning 50/50 ticket so he or she can afford tickets to go.
There is also a ticket-holder willing to give the ticket for free to an underprivileged or sick child.
Lastly, there are tickets up for $400 but the description states that the ad is a joke and that “people are douchebags trying to make money off people that actually want to see the game.”
Oh, if you happen to be a Drakkar, one Kijiji user has a ticket for you, at face value! But prepared to show ID proving you're from Baie Comeau. "If I do not get any interest from fellow Baie Comeau fans, will rip all the tickets up and go by myself," says the philanthropist.
If you are ticket-less and unwilling to donate organs but still want to show your support for our beloved hockey team, the game will be broadcasted on Eastlink at 7pm.