Last week were the ticket renewals; this week a nice note from Chris Summers, signed by the team. Two key messages were found therein:
1. A Plea to Renew. Sensitive to the economic conditions, included was encouragement from Summers to re-up this season, who acknowledged the situation out there: “We realize that in this economy many of you may be experiencing some stress financially.”
2. Getting Stronger. Summers highlighted some activity from this spring: “We have just completed a very demanding voluntary off-season workout program. I can safely say that all of our returning players have improved their strength…”
The note was a nice touch. Hockey fans are a dedicated bunch, but you’ve got to have a bunch of ticketholders out there facing difficult times and don’t view tickets as a must have. Toss in the rise of the basketball team and a few fans might choose to take their dollars to Crisler.