The Tampa Bay Lightning have one more trip to Raleigh this season to play the Carolina Hurricanes, and it comes on a weekend. Saturday March 3rd, at 7 PM. Since I am a Raleigh area resident, I'll be going. Cassie is in the DC area, and Tina is in the Charlotte area, so both are close enough to make a weekend trip. So we thought it'd be a good time to meet up and catch a game together. And we'd love to add others from the community, if anyone else can make the trip.
A lot of details can be hashed out later, like whether or not we want to tailgate or whatever (although I'm flying out to Bozeman the next morning, so I won't be pushing for too much late night alcohol). This post is meant to get an idea of how many people are interested and what tickets we want to buy. I have the goal of buying them around the 2nd weekend in January (12th through 15th), so figure out who's in and out, and get me money so I can buy them (I have a PayPal account and a snail mail address that I can give out when we get a little farther along).
Obviously, it's not clear what ticket availability will be like at this time next month. However, we do know that March 3rd is family night, which means that we should be able to get these deals on up to 8 (or 10, I forget) tickets, depending on availability:
*Lower north corners/goal zone (Bolts attacking zone for the 1st and 3rd): $39.75 per ticket
*Upper deck, center ice: $29.75 per ticket
*Upper south corners (Canes attacking zone for 1st and 3rd): $19.75 per ticket
*Upper north goal zone (Bolts attacking zone for 1st and 3rd): $9.75 per ticket.
For what it's worth, I almost always sit in the north upper corners (visitor's attacking zone), because they're the cheapest thing other than upper goal zone, and I feel like the experience is just fine. I've sat all the way up in the top row, but I usually sit in the 6th or 7th, and I really enjoy the latter seats. Those aren't available on the family plan, but two sections over on either side (basically goal zone or center ice) are available as of now.
Hopefully having a month's warning before we actually pull the trigger will allow anybody interested to make sure they can get time off work or whatnot. So what say ye? Anybody else in?