Devils Campaigning To Keep Rangers Fans Out Of ‘The Rock’
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NEW YORK (WFAN) — In an interesting effort to maintain home-ice advantage once the series shifts to the Prudential Center, the Devils have launched an online campaign to convince fans not to sell their playoff tickets to Rangers fans.
The close proximity of the two teams in this playoff series gives fans of the Rangers and Devils alike a unique chance to venture into the opponents arena in hopes of watching their team win in enemy territory.
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Already down 1-0 in the best of seven series, the Devils’ plan focuses on stopping the casual Rangers fan from buying a playoff ticket to the Rock through ticket carriers such as StubHub. The recent response on Twitter, #noblue, has already started to garner attention across the hockey market.
Here are the Devils’ three ways to protect home ice as shown on their website:
1. If you own seats and have to sell for any of the home games because of conflicts, do NOT list your seats on the secondary market. Blogs such as Fire and Ice, In Lou We Trust, and HFBoards provide you with outlets to speak directly with other Devils fans who are looking for seats. This will ensure you are selling ONLY to other Devils fans. You can ask for pictures or meet them to deliver tickets, to ensure where their loyalty lies.
2. If you are unsure about conversing on Devils blogs to sell your tickets, you can call the Devils Fan Experience Team line at 855-DEV-ARMY, and as a service they will help you sell your seats you can’t use, to other Devils fans.
3. If you do not own seats already, visit secondary market ticket sales websites including Ticket Exchange to purchase your tickets immediately. Thousands of seats still remain for both Rangers home games at The Garden. Therefore, there is a window right NOW, for Devils fans to swallow up all the remaining tickets for the upcoming Devils home games at the Rock. Seize that opportunity now while it is still available.
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