BY DANNY DI NICOLANTONIO – FAN FUEL BLOGGER
As Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis and other members of the Tampa Bay Lightning continued to participate in informal practices on Wednesday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon, the organization made quite a statement to display the care they have for their fans throughout Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay made 200 season tickets (24 games) available to Bolts fans for $200. A deal that was valid for 24 hours but they only needed until 11AM same day to sell out all of those tickets offered. Tampa Bay Times writer Damian Cristodero reported the Lightning saw 100 season ticket accounts cancelled during the lockout.
Of course, you never want to see that number decrease but out of the roughly 10,000 season ticket holders the Lightning currently have, it’s a little easier to make it up and Wednesday was a good indication of that.
During the lockout the organization offered season ticket holders Loyalty Rewards Program Options:
Bolts Bucks Rewards – Received 10 percent APR interest on full investment in food, beverage and merchandise credit good for any Lightning home game.
Base Refund – Receive one percent APR interest. Refunds issued out on a monthly basis following any games that were missed.
Less than a month ago, Vinik provided an extended holiday vacation with pay from December 20th through January 2nd without using their regular vacation time allotted.
This is all a part of the world-class organization that Lightning owner, Jeff Vinik envisioned when he purchased the club back on March 3rd, 2010. It began with a transformation that included a new logo, uniform, season ticket holder incentives, renovations to the Tampa Bay Times Forum, and providing charitable contributions.
The world-class Tampa Bay offers will continue to be the main focus people remember when the puck drops on January 19th.
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