Good seats will be available for the Stanley Cup final for city hockey fans.
That's the message from Senators president Roy Mlakar as the club prepares to make its first trip to the NHL championship series in modern history against either the Anaheim Ducks or Detroit Red Wings.
Mlakar was upset yesterday at reports that fans have to buy a season ticket if they hope to get into Scotiabank Place for the final.
He said that's not the case and expects tickets for the general public will go on sale Thursday morning.
Mlakar said the NHL controls the sale of tickets in the final, which means some seats will have to be set aside for league officials, sponsors and broadcasters.
SCHEDULE TO BE SET
"We have had tickets on sale for every series because we only have 11,400 season-ticket seats," said Mlakar. "Tickets will go on sale when the schedule is settled.
''If you want to get tickets right now, I would suggest you buy a season ticket. I don't have to apologize for that because that's our business,'' he said. ''You have to have 1,000 held back for (general sale). That's a league rule. I would anticipate a significant number of tickets (will be available)."
Mlakar said Senators fans are finally enjoying their reward after years of playoff disappointments.
"The city has been rewarded for its patience and it's great to be part of it," said Mlakar.