Flames freeze season-ticket prices in wake of oil crash

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Calling it “the right thing to do” after Alberta’s economy was hit hard by the oil crash, the Calgary Flames have opted to freeze season-ticket prices for next season.

“We’re not blind to what’s going on in our economy,” Flames executive Rollie Cyr told the Caglary Sun. “We’re looking after the consumer who has been our partner for a long time.”

Despite a 27-34-4 record, the Flames have still managed to fill Scotiabank Saddledome (capacity 19,289) this season. Average attendance is 19,166, buoyed by last year’s surprise playoff appearance, as well as marketable young players like Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan.

Though oil prices have been on the rise lately, Calgary’s economy is not expected to improve in 2016.

“So far we haven’t seen a major spike in (season-ticket) cancellations, but we know the economy will impact certain companies so we’re bracing for that,” said Cyr.

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