Anyone else checked their card statements over the last day or two?
It looks like I have received refunds for some of the March tickets. Unannounced, unrequested, some from the Devils and probably Steelers too by the looks of it.
Probably better to think of it as "we paid for a weekend of hockey", we'll get a rescheduled and quite different weekend of hockey.
POFW20 Is dead.
Long live EOWH20!
EIHL Opening Weekend of Hockey 2020
Short term ... it delays the problem. There’s a reasonable chance the majority of fans will just accept the offer as it stands and they have 2+ months to get up to speed with the logistics of rebooking tickets.
If they explicitly offer a refund, they’re immediately faced with a deluge of...
Just had an email from Premier Inn saying they'll be offering people the chance to rebook or cancel. Doesn't directly relate to POFW but hopefully similar mails will be reaching hockey fans (and from other chains).
I assume you are not familiar with the interest rates applied to business accounts at ~0.0% :D
Maybe 20p per £1000 per month, probably less (ie. nothing), and possibly even a nett loss with bank charges.
Speculating. No idea of the actual logistics...
It seems clear (from various throwaway remarks in various interviews) that, financially, Dundee Stars and Fife Flyers are hit particularly hard by the premature end to the season. Neither arena is particularly large and they are far enough North...
My best guess would be that they’re committed to paying for the arena and appreciate that a lot of people have hotel bookings, have realised that refunds are unlikely/impossible - whereas rescheduling ‘something’ might be - and are engaged in a massive damage limitation exercise.
i really see...
So many factors at play here. The volume of refunds is huge and likely far far bigger than ‘the system‘ is designed to cope with. It’s not just Devils and Devils games, it is potentially thousand of events and millions of refunds.
That money is (largely) not paid directly to The Devils. At the...
Looking at a few stories from the football sphere, I am suddenly very grateful that we don't have promotion/relegation to deal with in EIHL.
We can argue the toss forever with Steelers about who would have finished on top of the league. Stars can tell the world that they'd have won POFW20.