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Florida Panthers BAN Canadians from buying playoff tickets

Published May 1, 2023 at 9:43
BY JOSH

Let the gamesmanship begin.

Last night the Florida Panthers upset the Boston Bruins in overtime of Game 7. A win that many are calling the biggest upset in NHL History. With that victory the Florida Panthers move onto the 2nd round to face off against the waiting Toronto Maple Leafs.

With Games 1 and 2 already scheduled to take place in Toronto, the Panthers are preparing to launch tickets for their home games in Sunrise. Now the Panthers are looking to give themselves a home ice advantage of sorts. So how do they plan on doing so? Especially after the Panthers only managed to sell 86.7% of tickets all year long.

To give themselves the home ice advantage they seek the Panthers have officially banned ALL Canadians from purchasing tickets to the games in Florida.


FLA Live Arena is located in Sunrise, Florida. Sales to this event will be restricted to residents of the United States. Residency will be based on credit card billing address. Orders by residents outside of the United States will be canceled without notice and refunds given.



This move will not stop Maple Leafs fans from buying tickets on the resale market, but it will make it a bit of an inconvenience for fans searching for tickets. The only real issue with this however will be that any Canadian resident who spends significant time in Florida will be exempt from purchasing tickets.

Do you think this is a fair business practice? Or should fans from all locations be able to purchase tickets?
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May 1   |   1795 answers
Florida Panthers BAN Canadians from buying playoff tickets

Should teams be able to geo-lock tickets?

Yes, put home fans first20111.2 %
No, it's not fair to lock tickets130372.6 %
Don't care it's the Leafs1337.4 %
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