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Sharks won’t raise season ticket prices

May 23, 2014, 8:24 PM EDT

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The San Jose Sharks were so close. So close to sweeping the L.A. Kings right out of the playoffs in the opening round. So close to dispensing of their California rivals and moving on to face the other in the Western Conference semifinal.

And then they lost four straight, including a final defeat on home ice, to get knocked out of the playoffs. Tough way to end a season, with plenty of blame and doubt and questions to go around the organization, from head coach Todd McLellan to player personnel.

With that, it was reported that the Sharks will not raise season ticket prices for next season.

From CSN Bay Area:

The Sharks will not raise season ticket holder prices for the 2014-15 season, club C.O.O. John Tortora confirmed to on Friday.

Ticket holders were notified by email earlier on Friday.

According to the Sharks’ website, full season ticket packages range in price from $1,144 in the upper level behind the goal to $9,064 for “VIP glass” seats.

“The fans that I’ve spoken to are obviously frustrated with the way the season ended,” Sharks’ chief operating officer John Tortora told the San Jose Mercury News.

  1. sjsharksfan11 - May 23, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Hahaha yeah cause people like me were ready to cancel. The seasonal trend of uprising ticket costs were becoming ridiculous and would be unwarranted after this years debacle. My tickets since ’05 have risen nearly $20. A rise this year and I was going to be done.

    • 950003cups - May 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

      $20? In 9 years? That’s not an increase. That’s the rising cost of the paper the tickets are printed on.

  2. c9castine - May 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    20 bucks in 9 years aint bad why dont you come on up to Pittsburgh.

    used to be able to stroll into a game for a 20 spot back in the early 2000s, in between the good times.

    now, your lucky to get in for less than a hundred all said and done. at least this past year you could find tickets too.

  3. c9castine - May 24, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    me and my high school team buddies in like 2002 used to get into games for prices like that and just spend each period in a different spot. down low by the players tunnel for 1st, right in the middle of the stands for the second, and way up high in the peanut gallery we would sit for the 3rd and watch how all the plays happened.

    we probably learned way more there than from our coaches.

  4. blomfeld - May 24, 2014 at 12:42 AM


    And like, did the 7th Cavalry ‘raise’ ticket prices after June 1876 ?

    FU Sharksman11 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  5. sjsblitz - May 24, 2014 at 1:15 AM

    Does citing tweets really count as journalism these days?

  6. bleested - May 24, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    My sharks tix have doubled in cost since the season-long lockout…the lockout owners said was necessary to keep prices down. I’ve been a season tix holder since a Day 1, but I was gone if they raised prices again.

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