SASKATOON AND REGINA, SK – More than 400,000 tickets for all 33 games at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Saskatoon and Regina will be available through Ticketmaster starting November 8 at 10 a.m. (CST), the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship host committee, along with Hockey Canada, announced on Tuesday.
“Few events generate Canadian pride like the World Juniors, and there’s nothing like watching it live,” said Jack Brodsky, president of the 2010 WJC host organizing committee. “Planning is well underway for one of the world’s biggest sports events, and we’re confident it will be a tremendous success measured in many ways. Our committee is excited to offer a terrific choice in ticket packages.”
“Tickets for the World Juniors in Vancouver 2006 and Ottawa 2009 sold out one year in advance,” says Hugh Vassos, senior vice-president of business and marketing, 2010 WJC host organizing committee. “That sets the bar high - and I know Saskatchewan residents will enjoy selling out our 2010 event in record time. We have excellent seats available at various price levels in Saskatoon and Regina, and an affordable payment plan that will appeal to many.”
Ten teams will compete in the event, with a Saskatoon pool and a Regina pool. More championship information is at www.hockeycanada.ca.
All tickets will be available through Ticketmaster, either at ticketmaster.ca , 1-800-970-SEAT, or any Ticketmaster outlet. Only full ticket packages are available. An affordable monthly payment plan is available offering ticket purchase through 12 monthly payments in 2009.
Saskatoon’s 21-game package includes round-robin games featuring Canada’s National Junior Team, the relegation round and all medal round games from $758 to $1178 per seat.
Regina’s 12-game package includes two pre-competition games featuring Canada’s National Junior Team and 10 round robin games from $383 to $443 per seat. There is also an optional ticket package with limited availability that includes the Regina 12-game package and the relegation and medal round in Saskatoon for a total of 23 games at $1092 plus applicable service charges.
“The Government of Saskatchewan is proud of its commitment and investment towards the 2010 World Junior Championship,” says Christine Tell, minister of tourism, parks and culture. “The World Juniors will provide an excellent opportunity to showcase Saskatchewan’s ability to host major events.”
“Saskatchewan was successful in winning this bid because of the outstanding teamwork between Saskatoon, Regina and the provincial government,” says John Lee, senior vice-president, Regina, 2010 WJC host organizing committee. “The only way to see Canada’s National Junior Team in action is to purchase a ticket package. If history repeats itself, both pools will be very competitive and will showcase the best junior hockey players in the world and future stars of the NHL.”