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Avs give ticket buyers top deal

Adrian Dater
The Denver Post

During the Great Depression, financially strapped teams would take just about anything in payment for a ticket. According to a Detroit News account from 1929, one city hockey fan showed up to an exhibition pro game at the old Olympia with five sacks of potatoes in lieu of hard currency, and was given a standing-room admission.

Will you be able to show up with a sack of potatoes and get into an Avalanche game this season at the Pepsi Center? Probably not. But the cost of five sacks of potatoes might be more than the cost of an Avs ticket this season.

All that’s needed to complete an Avalanche advertisement right now, for tickets to the 2009-10 season, is a “Crazy Eddie” type to shout, “These prices are I-N-S-A-A-A-N-E!”

Push, pull or tow yourself to the Pepsi Center box office right now, and you can get yourself some steals of a deal. Although single-game tickets don’t go on sale until Sept. 12, they’re practically giving season tickets away. Some fans have already reported buying season tickets in the lower bowl for an average of only $25 a game. Some have said they’re being offered deals in the upper bowl that average out to less than $10 a game if they buy now.

This might still prove to be a cash-for-clunker deal when the final horn sounds on the season, but at least if Avs fans are going to watch another year of bad hockey, they won’t lose quite as much cash as last year.

For more of this Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_13242756

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