Club keeps prices in check

DON BRENNAN -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:56 AM ET

The Renegades have pulled back the reins slightly on plans to significantly increase season-ticket prices in the most desired locations at Frank Clair Stadium.

When the club officially released its 2005 season-ticket price list yesterday, the cost of top seats in Section E differentiated noticeably from the numbers in a Sun story two weeks ago that indicated they'd be even higher.

Club president Brad Watters said that, after receiving a handful of calls responding to the story, the team decided to knock $75 off the price of those Platinum seats.

Yesterday, the Renegades announced the top tickets next season will go for $575, before taxes. The team said the same seats cost $587 in 2004, but that included an optional $125 fee for access to an executive club below the north grandstand. The $575 price in 2005 includes a $150 fee to the executive club that is no longer optional.

The Renegades, who had a price freeze on season tickets for their first three years, have lowered prices in one other area (the south, upper sides) by $19 and virtually kept prices the same in two other areas on the south side.

The Renegades, meanwhile, have reached a five-year agreement with CapitalTickets.ca to be the team's exclusive ticketing agent.

SEASON TICKETS

Following is the Renegades' 2005 season-ticket price list, not including all applicable taxes (with 2004 prices in parenthesis).

- Platinum, $575 ($587)

- North Side Buckets, $500 ($462)

- North Side Benches, $400 ($393)

- South Lower Centre, $450 ($427)

- South Lower Sides/Upper Centre, $375 ($376)

- South Upper Centre - Higher Rows, $300 ($299)

- South Upper Sides, $225 ($244)


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