Carolina Hurricanes offering 3-year price freeze on season tickets

(The following information is from the Carolina Hurricanes.)

RALEIGH, NC - Kyle Prairie, Director of Ticket Sales for the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the team's 2009 playoff and 2009-10 season ticket offerings. The plans are highlighted by an opportunity for season-ticket holders to freeze their season ticket rates at the current prices through the 2011-12 season.

By placing a 30 percent deposit on their 2009-10 season tickets now, fans guarantee that their season ticket price will not change for the next three seasons, locking them at their 2008-09 price through the 2011-12 season. In addition, the team has made adjustments to how fans can pay for their season tickets, allowing them to spread their payments over an 11-month, zero-percent-interest plan, where installments will be paid monthly beginning with their deposits in March and extending into January 2010.

Along with the season-ticket adjustments, the team is also improving the discounts and payment options for season-ticket holders purchasing Stanley Cup playoff tickets. If the Hurricanes advance beyond the second round of the playoffs, season-ticket holders will pay the same amount for tickets in the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Finals that they paid in the second round, ensuring deeper discounts for the most sought-after tickets of the hockey season. Fans placing deposits on 2009-10 season tickets may also take advantage of a new pay-as-we-play payment plan for the playoffs. Under the plan, account holders will only be charged for games that are definitely being played. As the team advances or additional games are forced during a series, fans will be charged on a game-by-game basis, rather than series-by-series.

The team also will continue its popular gift incentive, ticket voucher and ticket exchange programs for season-ticket holders for the upcoming 2009-10 season.

The Hurricanes take on the New York Islanders on Thursday night at Nassau Coliseum (7 p.m., FS Carolinas, Hurricanes Radio Network). The team returns home following the game, as the Hurricanes will host the Tampa Bay Lightning at the RBC Center on Friday (7 p.m., FS Carolinas, Hurricanes Radio Network). Single-game tickets for all remaining Hurricanes regular-season games are available at the Time Warner Cable Box Office at the RBC Center,, by calling 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster outlets. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, call 1-866-NHL-CANES or visit