The Ottawa Senators are attempting to limit the number Toronto Maple Leafs fans that attend Senators home games.
According to the Toronto Star, the Senators sent an email to its season-ticket holders offering a 20 per cent discount on additional tickets to home games against the Leafs so long as they don’t re-sell them to fans of the visiting team.
The email stated: “We are asking you to ensure that the tickets are used by Senators fans and not re-sold to the general public. Any seats being re-sold will be subject to cancellation and loss of privileges with respect to future additional ticket pre-sales.”
When the Leafs visit the Senators there is usually a large contingent of Leafs supporters in the stands and during some games the crowd support seems split 50/50.
“In past years, some of our key rivalry games have had many of the opposing team’s fans in attendance,” the email went on to read. “We are taking steps to change that but we need your help.”
The email added that the ticket offer stipulation was to ultimately “not allow (tickets) to get into the hands of fans for our rivals.”
The Leafs visit the Senators for the first time this season on Feb. 23 at Scotiabank Place. Before that encounter, the Senators visit the Leafs at the Air Canada Centre this Saturday in the teams’ first encounter of the season.
What do you think of the Senators plan to try and reduce the number of Leafs fans at home games?