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    Expensive Season Start for Vancouver Canucks Hockey Fans

    Even though there was a 6-2 victory for the Canucks under their new coach, prices of tickets remain expensive.

    The Vancouver Canucks' home opener against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday marks the start of an expensive season for hockey fans.
    The cheapest ticket on sale for the home opener cost $97, but a night at Rogers Arena can end up costing hundreds of dollars.
    Canucks fan Todd Miller spent nearly $700 to travel from the Okanagan and support his team. He says he loves the game but hates the cost.
    "I know more than other people the cost of being a Canucks fan," he said.
    "Unfortunately for families, it's probably priced them out of coming to the events like these, but for people like me, it's a once or twice a year experience."

    Henry Baker of North Vancouver says he can't afford the $1000 it would cost to take his family of five to a game.
    "That's why we came to go to the team store to look around and check out the atmosphere but it's too expensive. Especially when you got kids," he said.
    The cost of being a Canucks fan - British Columbia - CBC News
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    Re: Expensive Season Start for Vancouver Canucks Hockey Fans

    That is what you get when money takes over. The same problem exists in football (or soccer for the Americans out there). Families get priced out, and unless you are willing to incur massive debts (right, with this economy that is a wonderful plan!), you should not even bother to think about attending these games. That is, unless you make a six-figure income in Europe.
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    Re: Expensive Season Start for Vancouver Canucks Hockey Fans

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    That is what you get when money takes over. The same problem exists in football (or soccer for the Americans out there). Families get priced out, and unless you are willing to incur massive debts (right, with this economy that is a wonderful plan!), you should not even bother to think about attending these games. That is, unless you make a six-figure income in Europe.
    I agree totally. One would think that the person with an average salary could not afford to attend these games. When I watch any of the Sports like Hockey and Football, the stands seem to be full and I'm going to hazard a guess and say all those people aren't making huge wages.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

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