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Predators make a move to 'soft ban' Avalanche fans from attending games in Nashville

Published May 7, 2022 at 9:36
BY JOSH

The Colorado Avalanche currently lead their Western Conference Quarterfinal's series 2 games to 0. Tonight the series shifts back to Nashville for Game 3 and the organization is doing everything in their power to ensure that the Predators have a true home ice advantage.

So how are they doing this?

Well the Predators have made it impossible for out-of-state fans to get tickets to view the game. When you attempted to purchase Predators' tickets on Ticket Master you're greeted with the following message:

To better serve Nashville Predators fans, a restricted sales area has been implemented for this Nashville Predator game at the Bridgestone Arena. Sales will be restricted to residents of the Nashville Predators television viewing area - Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Residency will be based on credit card billing address. Orders by residents outside the viewing area will be canceled without notice and refunds given.


Please adhere to published ticket limits. If you exceed the ticket limit, you may have any or all of your orders and tickets canceled without notice. Ticket transfers and resale will be disabled for this event.

Delivery will be delayed to check for duplicate orders. This delay will be lifted 24 hours prior to game time.


These practice of 'soft ban' ticket sales are often used in other sports but are not common practice in the NHL. The Predators do announce that if tickets aren't sold within 24-hours of game time that they will remove this restriction. While this practice might be possible to use in a location like Nashville it likely wouldn't fly in other markets such as the GTA or California where fans are more than willing to travel to watch their team play.

The good news is though, Nashville Predators' fans will have the ability to see their team get swept with preferred seating options.

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