But I did win this draw — tickets for 8 at a suite for the NHL's Ottawa Senators. The Boston Bruins, a very good team, were in town to play the Sens (a not so good team this year). The results were predictable: Boston won, but it was a close game.
We arrived early, and as is my wont, I took a few pics.
|The fancy scoreboard although I don't think that name fits anymore. I think it's just the Jumbotron.|
|Sue waiting at our suite.|
I wonder what the suite costs the owner. Our sometime hostess showed us some seats that are $10000 per season. But they do get a free buffet included. Yikes!
The rest of the family came: Danica, JJ, Sha's Ex and his new tribe. Sha is in Arizona on a business trip.
Being told that ordering food from the suite was very expensive, the step family went out for some provisions and came back with 4 hot dogs and a few drinks and with a $85 hole in their wallets.
Yet, in the suite next door to ours, the food and booze flowed all night. What did they spend: $1000, $2000? And this would be on top of the price of the suite. If an individual seat (see above) could cost 10 grand, how much would a suite set you back? Would it be 50 grand?
But aside from a pre-game dinner elsewhere. it was free entertainment for us. Even the upgraded parking was a throw-in. It would have been $35 in our lot adjacent to the arena although the outlying lots are less expensive — $15, I think.
BTW, that title is from The Hockey Song. No doubt I have posted it before, probably a few times. JJ was telling us that when the priest comes to his school (don't get me started), he does a sing-song after the religious bit, and always plays this song. It's kind of a corny but fun classic.