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Tailing the Komets

Single-game tickets go on sale Friday

From a Komets' press release:

The Komets announced Tuesday that single game tickets for all 2013-14 home games and one home preseason game will go on sale this Friday, Sept. 13, at 10am.

Ticket prices start at $8.00 and can be purchased at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online at TicketMaster.com.  Fans can also charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

Komet Hockey Season Tickets for 2013-14 continue on sale at the Komet office, 1010 Memorial Way in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Fans can enjoy great savings on walk-up prices and watch from the same great seat location every game with season tickets.  For additional ticket information call the Komet office at 260-483-0011 or visit komets.com  and check out further advantages of being a season ticket holder as well as the interactive seating chart.

Komet Flex Ticket Mini Plans are also available.  Fans can customize their own plan and use the flex tickets all at once or spread them out over the course of the season to see games that fit their schedule.

The Komets 2013-12 home schedule begins with a preseason tune-up against the Wheeling Nailers Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7:30pm. 

The season and home opener is slated for Saturday, Oct. 19 when the Toledo Walleye visit for a 7:30pm faceoff.  The Komets conclude their regular season calendar of games at home Saturday, April 12 at 7:30pm against the Walleye.  View the entire 72-game schedule (36 home and 36 road games)


Hawk Fan
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 8:01pm

They are no longer worth the price. I'm done paying for tickets.

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 7:33pm

They've been saying that since the 52'. Aslong as you understand that these prices are the lowest in the league and understand insurance and other operating costs that have risen. I hate it too.

Hawk Fan
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 10:14pm

In my opinion the prices are way to much for this level. So I'm done.

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 9:57am

Lowest in the league??? False

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:22am

I'm not sure what (or who) to believe regarding ticket prices.  Higher or lower is up for debate with  consideration for the indivdual retrictions of a building's layout, capacity, and hockey popularity of a particular populace.  Any time a price goes up it should be accompanied by a logical, yet truthful, explanaton. 

For instance, merely stating that costs have gone up is not always acceptable.  Other factors should be considered.  Has the entity done everything they could to lower costs?  How much more income could they produce by leaving prices the same, yet increasing attendance.  ( For example,  if the Komets average 7,300 paid customers per game, that means there are 3,200 seats empty.  My question would always be, how can and how do we fill them.  An empty seat is "lost" potential income.)  My recollection is that the average attendance dropped from 7,700 to 7,300 just in the last year.  Take that difference and multiply it by 36 games.

The K's have raised season ticket prices in each of the last two seasons.  When will they decide enough is enough?  Usually supply and demand is the ultimate judge, but when people are driven away, it is awfully, awfully hard to get them back.  Wisdom of the marketplace and it's economic condition is required.

My memory tells me that people on this blog wrote that they'd be willing to pay more if the Komets moved fron the IHL to the AHL or the ECHL.  Well, their wish has been granted.

...and lastly, winning always helps.


Fri, 09/13/2013 - 11:29am

Alan:  The Komets no more owe you (or anybody else) an explanation for the increase in ticket prices than does the gas station for raising the price of regular unleaded or the grocery store for raising the price of canned peas.  All they owe you is to put on the hockey game that you bought the ticket for.    I'm pretty sure they're still making money, but I've seen their offices...it's obvious they're cost conscious.  You did get one thing right, though.  It does depend on the product on the ice.  It makes us common folks more willing to shell out for tickets.

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 4:41pm

As I said in my comment, Ron, usually the law of supply and demand will dictate prices.  I'm sure I know what you're getting at and I don't remember using the word "owe" in my thoughts.  It is a fact that prices have gone up the last two seasons in a row.  It is also a fact that attendance has gone down.

Whether or not an explanation is given, my opinion is that it helps for the buyer to understand.  There will be a time when goods or a service becomes far too costly for the continued growth of the aformentioned goods or service.  When that happens people will stop paying.  ( Now it is important to insert here that gasoline or food is a necessity.  Hockey, however, is not and may be one of the first things a person would cut back on to stretch a budget.)

I don't mean to sound argumentative.  I also agree that the Komet offices are not extravagant.  I just want to make sure, when someone is asking for more money, that they have explored all manners of fiscal responsibility.  I'm not saying the Komets haven't.  I understand the adage "let the buyer beware".

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 1:27pm

The prices we are paying are right in line with AHL ticket prices.

Matt Allen
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 7:58am

Lets not forget that parking went up $1 for the standard lot.