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Wild season ticket prices go up

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild news, Wild off-season news Updated: May 23, 2013 - 7:32 PM

The Wild set its season ticket prices for next season, and there is an average increase of 4.5 percent per ticket.

Season ticket per-game prices range from $23 to $92.

Prices for single-game tickets won't come until at least August.

"We're continuing to provide an improved product, and along with that sometimes comes a price increase," said COO Matt Majka.

The Wild signed free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to lofty contracts last summer, and made the playoffs before a five-game exit to Chicago.

"We feel that we've stepped up as an organization in a substantial way, but we respect the choices that fans have in front of them and we will continue to work to earn their support," Majka said.

Majka said the average price of NHL ticket prices increased 12 percent over the past three years as Wild prices remained the same. He said average ticket prices for Wild games ranks between 15th and 17th in the NHL.

Here is the team's release:

The Wild today announced season ticket prices for the 2013-14 National Hockey League season will range from $23 to $92. Renewal information will be emailed and mailed to Season Ticket Holders starting today.

“We are committed to winning and to giving fans a great experience when they come to Xcel Energy Center,” said Chief Operating Officer Matt Majka. “This marks the first time we have raised season ticket prices in three years and our average season ticket price will remain in the middle of the NHL.”

As in past seasons, Season Ticket Holders who renew their tickets by the renewal deadline of Friday, June 21 at 11:59 p.m. will be eligible for special incentives through the popular Wild Rewards Program, including options to get food and beverage or merchandise gift cards ranging in value from $50 to $300 per account, access to special events and more, based on the payment plan selected.

RBC Wealth Management Club Level
Sides $90
Ends $80
Lower Level
Sides $92
Double Attack Corners $78
Single Attack Corners $73
Double Attack Ends $72
Single Attack Ends $67
Upper Level
Sides $45
Ends $23



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