(HockeyStL) -- It was three weeks ago that the St. Louis Blues placed single game tickets for the 2013-14 season on sale, or rather most of them. The club tried something different this year, excluding certain games when it came to the availability of single game tickets.
The Blues excluded the following games when they originally released the single game tickets: Oct. 3 (home opener against Nashville), Oct. 9 (Chicago), Dec. 28 (Chicago), and Apr. 13 (Detroit). Tickets to those games were only available to purchasers of season ticket packages. Now, the club has released tickets to two of those originally-excluded games.
On Tuesday morning, the Blues released tickets for the Oct. 3 home opener against Nashville and the Oct. 9 game against Chicago. Those tickets are now available for purchase through Ticketmaster outlets, as well as at the Ford Box Office, which is located at Scottrade Center.
The Blues are really focusing on multiplying season ticket purchases this season. Since the release of single game tickets, the club has added a 16-game pack, which includes a meet and greet with hall of famer Brett Hull, to the list of season ticket options.
The team has also provided incentives, such as a meet and greet with recently signed defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, to new season ticket purchasers. The Blues are hoping that those incentives, as well as the exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets to certain games, will lead to the selling of more season ticket packages.
The Blues’ single game ticket plan is one shared by the Nashville Predators. The idea is not only to provide incentives to season ticket buyers, but also to try to limit the number of away fans present in Scottrade Center.
The latter part of that plan applies mostly to games against the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings, whose fans have flocked to Scottrade Center in past years and have made the environment much more comfortable for the away team. By limiting the number of tickets put into circulation, the club hopes to make it harder for away fans to get their hands on tickets.
Tickets for the Dec. 28 and Apr. 13 contests are still not available for purchase, but are expected to be released at a later date.