With the start of the 2009 Western Hockey League playoffs less than two weeks away, the Brandon Wheat Kings have unveiled a list of critical dates for fans to consider when making their plans for the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup.
The WHL club has announced that all 2009-2010 Season Ticket holders will receive a MasterCard Memorial Cup purchase option, in conjunction with their renewal by June 5th. Those that renew their season tickets for next year will then have until October 15th to purchase their 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup ticket package, which will be sold for $399 plus GST.
The Wheat Kings sold a franchise record 2,780 season tickets this past season. Because the club needs to provide the CHL with 1,800 seats for this prestigious event, only the first 3,302 season ticket holders will be guaranteed their seat for the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup.
In the event that over 3,302 season tickets are sold for next season, those fans will be added to a waiting list in the event that the CHL returns a block of tickets to the Local Organizing Committee in March / April of next year.
For the first time in franchise history, the Wheat Kings have earned the right to play host to the MasterCard Memorial Cup. This will also mark the first time that Manitoba has hosted this Tournament and it comes during the province’s 140th Anniversary celebrations.
March 9th, 2009 2009-2010 SEASON TICKETS ON SALE
Beginning this week, fans can renew their season tickets for the 2009-2010 or purchase a new one by contacting the Wheat Kings’ office at 726-3535 or by email at email@example.com. All season ticket orders must be paid in full by June 5th, 2009 in order to purchase their 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup ticket package
June 5th, 2009 2009-2010 SEASON TICKET RENEWAL DEADLINE
Western Manitoba hockey fans wanting to guarantee their seat for the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup MUST have their 2009-2010 Wheat Kings’ Season Tickets ordered and paid for in full by this date. Any Season Tickets not paid for by this date will be released to the general public.
June 11th, 2009 SEASON TICKET “SEAT MOVING DAY”
All 2009-2010 Wheat Kings’ Season Ticket holders will have the opportunity to come in to the Keystone Centre, check out the list of available seats that may not have been renewed by the June 5th deadline and “move” their seat locations if they choose.
October 15th, 2009 2010 MEMORIAL CUP TICKET ORDER DEADLINE
All 2009-2010 Season Ticket holders will have until October 15th to purchase their 2010 Memorial Cup ticket package for $399 plus GST.
October 22nd, 2009 WHEAT KINGS’ COUPON HOLDERS SEAT SELECTION DAY
Those fans or businesses that purchase Exchange Coupons (Flex packs) will be able to come in, choose their seat locations from the list of available seats and purchase their 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup package.
November 2nd, 2009 2010 MASTERCARD MEMORIAL CUP LOTTERY
Fans wanting to purchase a Memorial Cup ticket package ONLY must have their name on a waiting list by November 2nd. On Nov. 2nd, any available packages will be distributed at that time. Season ticket holders will be accommodated first.
March / April 2010 CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE TICKET RELEASE
Should the CHL return tickets from their original order of 1,800, those on the waiting list will have the opportunity to purchase a 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup ticket package. In order to distribute these tickets fairly, November’s Lottery system will be employed.