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NHL Jets To Launch Web Portal For Season-Ticket Holders To Resell Unused Tickets

The NHL Jets are "putting the finishing touches on an Internet portal" for their website that "will enable season ticket holders to sell ducats that they can't use in a safe and secure manner," according to Geoff Kirbyson of the WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. The Jets' 13,000 season-ticket holders "can post tickets that they want to sell on the website," and members of the public "can peruse what's up for grabs and then buy them online just like they would any concert or sporting event ticket." The team then will "reimburse the season ticket holder," minus a "still-to-be-determined processing fee." Jets Dir of Ticket Administration Mitch Brennan said that the service "is offered league-wide and has proven very popular in hockey hotbeds such as Vancouver and Montreal." The team plans to "launch the website next month, around the same time as a limited number of game day tickets are put on sale" (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 8/11).

UNDER FIRE: In Winnipeg, Jason Halstead reports anti-war hockey fans are "taking aim at the new Winnipeg Jets logo, saying its overt link to the Canadian military alienates them from the team." The logo "features an air force jet atop a maple leaf and a Royal Canadian Air Force roundel." Jets Dir of Corporate Communications & Hockey Operations Scott Brown said that the team "has received both praise and criticism for the military bent of the new logo." Jets Owner True North Sports & Entertainment has "pledged $1 million for military charities over the next decade" (WINNIPEG SUN, 8/11).
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