EDMONTON – Edmonton Oilers social media was aflame this week, as the hockey team announced they would be raising prices for potential post-season games.
“I can’t believe the team would charge this much,” said Jim Bob Davidson, a season ticket holder of 11 years.
“It’s almost like they don’t care about the fans at all,” he went on, while handing the concession a freshly minted $50 for two beers and a plate of nachos.
“I mean, what am I going to do, not go the playoffs?” said Tommy Billings, a 14-year season ticket holder. “It’s not like that’s an option. I don’t see how it’s fair that they can charge more for something that is more valuable. It seems wrong to me.”
When notified that resale sites are seeing prices nearly triple face value, Billings was unmoved that flipping one set of tickets would allow him to go to two playoff games for free.
“The way I see it, Oilers fans demand the tickets, and the Oilers should supply them. For the same price as always.”
Other fans were more hurt than outraged.
“I mean, we gave Daryl Katz and his franchise a brand new arena paid primarily on the taxpayer’s dime, and this is how he treats us?” said Fred Axelrod. “It’s almost like Daryl and the Oilers only care about making money, and they don’t care about us Tier 1 fans whatsoever. This isn’t the philanthropic Daryl Katz who put hundreds, if not thousands of his own dollars towards that arena.”
The Oilers declined comment, but announced they would be releasing a comedic two minute YouTube video, with Hunter theatrically pickpocketing a fan.