A 6 month old baby can’t sit on it’s own yet, so why does it need a seat at a hockey game?
This is what a couple in Manitoba is asking after the NHL told them they had to purchase a ticket for each parent and their baby if they want all three to attend the 2016 NHL Heritage Classic (read more here)
They spent $400 per ticket, so that would mean $1200 altogether.
Is this fair?
Most venues have a policy similar to this one at the Air Canada Centre:
“Children who are 23 months and under may enter Air Canada Centre without a ticket, but must sit on the lap of an accompanying adult. All children 24 months and over must have a valid ticket for a specific seat location for entry. This policy is subject to change based on the event.” (more here)
In this case, I’d say that’s one way to deter families from being at a game. Some couples can’t get babysitters for the games and forking over another $400 is a steep price to pay to watch the game!
What do you think?