(Illustration: Mike Spicer)
This illustration says it all about Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, he gives ZERO F*cks about the fans. He was the mastermind behind the last lockout (the 2012-2013 edition) and it took him only one calendar year to fan the flames of HATE again with Bruins fans.
This time there was no lockout but instead a high stick to season ticket holders faces with a 17%-44% ticket price increase.
No double minor to Jeremy Jacobs as people’s wallets lay their bleeding green.
The writing was on the wall when single game tickets went on sale in September. Upper, upper balcony (oxygen required due to altitude) tickets for the Stanley Cup Winning Blackhawks game were going for $155 each and $105 for the “less desirable” tilt against Andrew Ference’s Edmonton Oilers.
Ticketmaster who orchestrated the pre-sale was gouging fans charging up to four times the season ticket holder face value. Ticket brokers such as Ace & Stubhub were selling equivalent tickets for a fraction of the cost.
So the Bruins were now the scalpers….
If you and your family were lucky to have season tickets, you are probably on the financial fence now. Is it really worth paying thousands of dollars for so so seats in TD Garden?
Fans voiced their displeasure & DISGUST on the Big Bad Bruins Nation Facebook page:
Jimmy G. - Hey Mr.Jacobs, when we got the season tix 5 years ago, my seats were around $22 each. At the beginning of next season, they will have close to tripled. You dont have to keep raising the prices….we all know you have enough! And yes I understand supply and demand, but this goes overboard
Ellen K. - I wanted to get tickets for my kids(ages9 and 11), husband and I to go when he was coming home on leave from Afghanistan in Dec. it would have cost over $300 for tickets and we are from Maine so we would have stayed the night. It would have cost about $650to go to a hockey game……we LOVE our Bruins but really???
John T. – And they don’t give a shit if people don’t renew, theirs a 9 year waiting list for season tix.
Diane S – I’m not a season ticket holder, but I imagine all prices will go up. There is a hot corner in hell for you, Jacobs.
Kristin M. – Mr Jacobs. Thanks for alienating more fans while losing them because they can’t afford your ticket prices!
Shame on you and Bettman who caused the lockout……are you starting to lock us fans out now? Stop being a money hungry “donkey“!
Nancy R. – I don’t get the jump in prices when you are selling out games. My tickets went up 18% but it is just the fact that you did it. Prices for the concession our outrageous as well. Not only do you go up in price for season ticket you have your season ticket holders pay extra for playoff tickets that is even more outrageous. I can see going up on tickets but to stick it to you loyal ticket holders you should be ashamed of yourself. If I ddn’t love the Bruins so much I would give up my tickets.
The public has spoken.
Jeremy Jacobs be prepared to hide in your ivory tower for a very LONG time as Bruins fans form mobs in Causeway Street armed with pitchforks and hockey sticks.
Of course, if you win another Stanley Cup all will be forgotten again until the NEXT lockout and/or ticket price hike because it WILL happen…