Coyotes to Shuttle Fans from East Valley to Glendale for Games; Desperation's Setting In
The Phoenix Coyotes have finally come up with a good idea to get people to go to games -- the organization will drive them there.
One week after setting a franchise record for fewest tickets sold, Coyotes President Douglas Moss announced today the team's newest attempt to boost attendance, "The Coyotes Express."
The Coyotes Express is a shuttle service the Coyotes are offering to East Valley residents for seven games throughout the season, to entice them into actually going.
Here's the deal: The Coyotes have contracted with Arizona Shuttle to drive fans from two East Valley locations to Glendale and back for free -- there are even discounted tickets for those using the shuttles.
For $30, fans get a ride and a lower-level ticket. If you don't mind sitting in the cheap seats, $20 will get you a lift to Glendale and a seat in the upper level.
The shuttles will pick people up at the ASU Main Campus in Tempe and the Gila River Wild Horse Pass Casino in Chandler. The buses will leave each stop 90 minutes before games, and leave Jobing.com Arena 20 minutes after.
Why would the Coyotes be so generous? Desperate times, man.
The Coyotes are on the verge of extinction here in Arizona, and without some fan support, the team will most likely be heading to Canada next year.
For more information on the Coyotes Express, click here.
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