WNY Flash Playoff Tickets

Discussion in 'Western New York Flash' started by LaxBandit, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Member

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    Flash 2011 Playoff Tickets Now On Sale!

    Tickets can be purchased on Wednesday, August 10 at 10:00 am by visiting
    ticketmaster.com and searching "Flash" or by calling Sahlen's Stadium box
    office at 585-454-KICK (5425) Monday-Friday from 9:00 am ET-5:00 pm ET
    or by calling Sahlen Sports Park 716-655-PLAY (7529).

    Ticket Level - Section - Price
    On-field - Field seating - $50
    Club - 106, 107, 108, 125, 126, 127 - $25
    Premium - 104, 105, 109, 110, 124, 128 - $18
    Sideline - 101, 102, 103, 123, 129, 130, 131, 132 - $13

    Guess I was wrong - see food thread - the Flash decided to sell tickets
    to their playoff match now and not wait until after Sundays results happen
    when they will know for certain what playoff match - either the semifinal
    match or the championship match - they will be hosting.

    The above prices are the regular season prices on single game tickets so
    the prices didn't go up any. I assume season ticket holders were charged
    their normal regular season single game prices. Nice that they didn't jack up
    the ticket prices just because its a playoff game.

    I would call either Sahlens Stadium or Sahlens Sports Park first before going
    the ticketmaster route - not only may you be able to tell them exactly where
    you want to sit (like a certain section/row) but you may also be able to waive
    that extra fee per ticket that ticketmaster charges - which could be as much
    as $3.00-$5.00 depending on the ticket price level you choose. You may have
    to still pay a small delivery or handling fee ($3.00?) for the total order though.

    Go Flash! LB...


  2. DeigoRedD

    DeigoRedD Moderator Staff Member

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    Pondering a trip out for the final.

    Two questions:

    Is the Rochester airport a whip? Or am I better off flying into Buffalo and getting a rental car?

    Any hotel recommendations?
  3. BlitzSpiele

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    You can plan on adding 4 additional hours going to and from the Buffalo airport (3 is a best case scenario). I think there may be some direct flights into Rochester from DFW, too. You will need probably want a rental car regardless of where you fly into.

    What do you want in accommodations? If price is no limit, I would recommend the Del Monte Lodge in Pittsford or Woodcliffe in Perinton. They are suburban in very nice areas. Downtown options include the Hyatt and Strathallan (both are pricey). There's a Fairfield and Holiday Inn Express near the airport that is convenient. You can find reasonably priced inns in the suburbs but you would definitely need a car. The east side and suburbs have more shopping and restaurants.
  4. bdaly

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    Buffalo has Southwest, which might present a cost advantage from Dallas. Otherwise, there's probably not a lot of reason to fly into Buffalo instead of Rochester. Rochester has gotten considerably more cost competitive in recent years, so the difference may be nominal.

    The Radisson downtown was renovated recently, so based on the reviews, it seems to be a much better hotel than it was a few years back. The Inn on Broadway is a fancier downtown option that's right in the East End, which is a nice neighborhood with nightlife.

    In regards to downtown, unfortunately an area right next to the Hyatt and Radisson is going through a bit of a transformation. Consequently, it's a bit barren at the moment. Despite that, there are options around -- you just need to know where to look. Here are some of them:

    http://rocwiki.org/East_Avenue (Very close, free weekend parking garage)
    http://rocwiki.org/Park_Avenue (Lots of good independent restaurants)
    http://rocwiki.org/South_Wedge (Up and coming neighborhood, lots of food)
    http://rocwiki.org/Corn_Hill_Landing (Also a couple restaurants across the street, a lot of the Landing restaurants have outdoor river views)

    And, as the other poster said, there are nice villages in Pittsford (Del Monte), Fairport, among others, and Victor has the area's most upscale mall (Eastview).

    Finally, if you call the stadium for tickets (585-454-5425), last I checked you get stuck in a loop if you don't have a contact. I know Sean Maxwell can help with tickets (so you avoid Ticketmaster). Have a good trip.


  5. CoachJon

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    Excellent recommendations above. If you don't need to get back to D-FW Sunday night, you might consider flying into Buffalo and going to Niagara Falls as part of your trip. Bring your passport and enjoy the Canadian side as well.
  6. DeigoRedD

    DeigoRedD Moderator Staff Member

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    Alas, if I'm able to swing the trip it will be a quick shot as I've got to be back at work on Monday.

    But thanks for the tips and recommendations. With any luck they might also help anyone pondering a trip out that way for the final. :)
  7. LaxBandit

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    Devos Direct Kicks - Posted by Jeff Di Veronica • August 19, 2011 • 2:06 pm

    WPS TICKETS GOING FAST: More than 7,000 tickets already have
    been sold for the August 27 WPS Championship Game between the
    WNY Flash and the winner of Saturday’s 4:00 pm ET match between
    the Philadelphia Independence and Abby Wambach’s magicJack team.

    The Rhinos say club and premium seating is just about sold out, so
    tickets for the upper deck are being sold now. Reserved-end seats
    are also available. Fans can order tickets at ticketmaster.com or at
    the stadium box office, which is open during regular business hours,
    during the Rhinos’ playoff match tonight and from 10:00 am ET to
    2:00 pm ET Saturday.

    The Rhinos say any orders called into the box office will be filled with
    “best available seats,” so if fans wait to see if magicJack wins on
    Saturday and then try to order tickets by phone on Monday upper-deck
    seats could be gone.

    LB...
  8. toad455

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    what's Shalen's capacity again?? could they break the previous WPS record of 15,404??
  9. CoachJon

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    Depends on the capacity of the temporary bleachers at the scoreboard end. I don't think they can sell standing room tickets. From Wikipedia:

    Capacity 13,768 (2006)
    Record attendance 15,404 on 07/20/2011
    (Western New York Flash 3, MagicJack 1)
    Tenants
  10. bdaly

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    Great news on the ticket front to have them pushing 8k before it's determined who they'll play. Even without MagicJack, it looks like topping 10k will be very attainable. And, if MJ wins we'll be looking at another capacity situation. A side benefit is with this many already sold, the casual followers will be pushed to the corners/bleachers.

    If they were to top 15,404 it would be by a couple, because they placed seats wherever they could for that one.
  11. Rochester

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    go magicjack!!!!!!!
  12. LaxBandit

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    The Rhinos say any orders called into the box office will be filled with
    “best available seats,” so if fans wait to see if magicJack wins on
    Saturday and then try to order tickets by phone on Monday upper-deck
    seats could be gone.

    The reason for this - is because if magicJack wins - the box office
    would be open from 12:00 pm ET to 4:00 pm ET on Sunday.

    If your going to be in town a day early, why not make it a soccer twin-bill.
    With their 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds last night, the Rochester
    Rhinos will play the Harrisburg City Islanders at Sahlen Stadium next Friday in
    the USL National Division Finals. Game time is 7:30 pm ET. Tickets are on sale
    right now - call (585) 454 -5425.

    LB...
  13. Rochester

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    I will never step foot in another Rhinos game again, unless they become MLS. That probably will be never.

    -Very disgruntled Ex-Rhinos fan

    GO WNY FLASH!!!!


    LETS GO ABBY!!! BEAT PHILLY!!!

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