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Single-Game Tickets Go on Sale for the First 24 Games
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March 4, 2008
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The 2008 IIHF World Championship organizing committee, through its Co-director General, Louis Painchaud, announced today that single tickets to attend the first 24 games of the 2008 IIHF World Championship which will be held in Quebec from May 2-18, 2008, will go on sale starting tomorrow morning, March 6, at 10 a.m. at the Colisée Pepsi ticket office and through the Billetech network.

PRELIMINARY ROUND – MAY 2-7 INCLUSIVELY
Ticket prices to attend preliminary round games will be as follows: $45 for a box seat, $35 for a mezzanine seat and $20 for a gallery seat. A total of 12 games will be played during the preliminary round.

QUALIFYING ROUND – MAY 8-13 INCLUSIVELY
As for the qualifying round games, fans will be able to purchase single tickets for $60 in the boxes, $45 at the mezzanine level and $30 in the galleries. Nine games will be played in the qualification round. Teams will take part in the qualifying round according to the standings after the preliminary round. Three relegation games will also be played and the cost of the tickets to attend those games will be the same as for the preliminary round.

30-GAME PACKAGE
The organizing committee also took the occasion to remind fans that 30-game ticket packages are still available for $400 at the gallery level, for $800 at the mezzanine level and for $1,200 in the boxes.

The 30-game package can be purchased at the Colisée Pepsi ticket office or by calling (418) 691-7211 or 1-800-900-SHOW (7469). For further information, please contact the sales office by phone at (418) 622-2008 or by e-mail at hockey2008@remparts.ca.

SIX-GAME PACKAGE – FINAL ROUND – MAY 14-18
Lastly, packages to attend the final round of the tournament are still available at a cost of $745 in the boxes, $570 at the mezzanine level and $335 at the gallery level. This package gives fans access to two quarter final games, the two semi-final games and the gold and bronze medal games. No single-game tickets are currently on sale for these games.

To purchase single-game tickets or the final round six-game package, fans simply need to contact the Colisée Pepsi ticket office at (418) 691-7211 or 1-800-900-SHOW (7469) or via the Internet at www.billetech.com. Please note that services charges will be added to the prices indicated above.

2008 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The IIHF World Championship will reunite the 16 top hockey countries in the world for 56 exciting games leading up to the crowning of the world champions. From May 2-18, 2008, Halifax and Quebec City will host the 72nd IIHF World Championship which is being held in Canada for the first time ever.

Quebec City will host Sweden, Russia, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belarus, Denmark, France and Italy while Halifax will host Canada, the United States, Finland, Slovakia, Germany, Latvia, Norway and Slovenia.


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