It seems like the Edmonton Oilers couldn’t pretend any longer…
On Tuesday, the team announced that they will not increase the price of season seats for the 2019-2020 season.
The Oilers informed their fans in a letter to season ticket holders, which included an explanation for the decision, primarily centred around another disappointing season that saw the team miss the playoffs for the 12th time in 13 seasons.
“It was certainly a frustrating season for all Oilers fans,” the letter read. “We can say things will be different and that better days are ahead, but we understand you have heard that before. We need to deliver on the ice and reward your loyalty by getting the Oilers into the playoffs and consistently contending for the Stanley Cup.”
The Oilers feel so bad they also announced that there will be a 15 per cent reduction in the cost of food and beverages for fans who have a season seat card. The letter also announced that there will be additional game tickets available at season seat prices, an increase to the ticket price listing minimums on Oilers ticket exchange, monthly open practices and weekly building tours for season ticket holders, as well as monthly opportunities for season seat holders to “win unique Oilers experiences.”
The team decided to listen to their fanbase and made the appropriate changes.
“We know that your decision to renew your seats is not tied to just team performance and the arena experience,” the letter read. “We’ve heard the challenges many have faced this year in a tough Alberta economy.”
Finally some great news in Edmonton for the hockey fanbase!