Reporting Ross Guidotti
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s a day many Penguins fans have looked forward to, the day when they can buy single-game tickets for the rest of the Pens’ 48-game season.
Fans lined up early at the Consol Energy Center box office to purchase their tickets.
“I’d like to try to get a game in here,” one fan said while reviewing the game schedule, “‘cause I have a granddaughter leaving for the army and she wants to go to a game. And I have a grandson coming from Afghanistan and he wants to go.”
But with less games available this season, fans had to take what they could get.
“It’s hard, they were selling like 100 tickets per home game, so I feel lucky today,” Pens fan Charles Palmer said.
The NHL Players Association indicated there would be fans who would not come back to the game.
However, hard feelings post-lockout were not apparent Tuesday morning at the ticket booth.
“All’s forgiven, absolutely,” one fan said.
“There’s no doubt,” another fan said. “ … No matter what.”
A shortened season will mean that each of the up to four games scheduled each week will be important.
Officials warn people who did not buy tickets Tuesday morning, to make sure and buy them from reputable dealers.