The best promotional idea you've got

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    It's 5pm here on the east coast, so I thought I'd throw out a business-related fun thread for those with creative minds.

    What is your best idea for getting fans in the arena, other than simply selling the game? Can be anything from giveaways, to a theme night, to celebrity appearances. Anything you can think of.
     
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    Acquiring a nuclear missile or chemical bomb and threatening to use them if an arena doesn't sell out.
     
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    Put the teams in true hockey markets and the fans will lineup.

    No gimmicks.
     
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    Only if the players are fitted in all Cotton uniforms.
     
  7. Nude ice girls.

    When was the last time people in the cheap seats got the binoculars out for a TV timeout?
     
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    Stealing a bit of an idea from the movie "Major League"....

    Have some scantily dressed super-model at the game, and every time the home team scores she takes a piece of clothing off, but everytime the away team scores, she puts one back on.


    Seriously, I have been to well over 1,000 pro hockey games in my life, and I have seen every promotion you can think of.... from giving away cars and trips to really bad ideas like giving out jars of peanut butter AT THE START OF THE GAME. Guess where those jars ended up half way through the third period with the home team losing by 4. :naughty:

    IMO the game has to sell itself. Promotions are great if you are already going to the game as a thank-you from the team, but really, they don't entice more than a hand full of people to go.
     
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    Threaten to move to Kansas City and offer $20 tickets to students.
     
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    Tasering demonstration during intermission.
     
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    10 cent beer night!
     
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    1. Bring color back to the NHL. The home team should wear white.

    2. I wish the Wild had more variation in their intermission entertainment. An abbreviated curling match or game of broomball would be fantastic. Arena football on ice maybe.
     
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    Low-quality in-game entertainment is something a lot of NHL teams suffer from. Intermission stuff is generally pretty lame, music during stoppages is awful more often than not, and the lack of variation is enough to keep me from ever purchasing season tickets, because it would just be the same thing 41 times over.
     
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    If this promo were a vote the "Eye's" would have it... <Rim-Shot>
     
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    Either way, your planet is DOOMED!

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    There's a promotion idea. Everyone in attendance can build a giant ray gun to aim at a planet that no one's ever heard of.
     
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    "Ladies and gentlemen, we have tonight's winners!" :laugh:

    Seriously though, a "blind date night" promotion could actually be really fun. Maybe reserve 50 or 100 pairs of seats, and match up a guy and a girl for each pair. It would make wacky news headlines for sure, and who knows... you might get some people out of it who say "We met at a hockey game".
     
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    NHL Harmony, Where they match off compatibility of a series of questions like Who is your favorite team and players, Who was a better goalie Patrick Roy or Martin Brouder etc, 15 pages of hockey related questions to determine your Hockey IQ to be matched with others with the similar IQ for best results.
     

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