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SBD/March 11, 2011/Franchises
Published March 11, 2011
BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL: In St. Louis, Dan O'Neill reports the Blues "announced season ticket pricing for the 2011-12 season on Thursday that will see some 1,200 seats at Scottrade Center decrease in price by as much as" 9%. The team also is offering an "Ice Your Price" option under which current season-ticket holders through April 9 "can freeze their price for next season without an increase." After April 9, tickets for seats not decreasing in price "will adjust to an average increase" of 7.5%. O'Neill notes the Blues continue to have "among the most affordable tickets in the NHL," as the club's average ticket price this season is the "fifth-lowest in the league" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 3/11).
FIT FOR THE KINGS: In L.A., Vincent Bonsignore wrote he thinks Orange County, which has "an estimated 3 million residents," has "enough non- or casual Lakers and Clippers fans ready to throw their allegiance behind the Kings" should they relocate to Anaheim. Bonsignore: "Call me crazy, but I think so. ... It will take time, but if the Kings are serious about fielding a competitive team, they will eventually put together a club fans are willing to pay money to see 41 times a season." Additionally, with the Lakers "soon moving to a self-owned television station, the Kings will have an open slot at Fox Sports West waiting for them" when they get there (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 3/10).