Wild keep tickets prices unchanged

Updated: July 26, 2005, 5:56 PM ET
Associated Press

Minnesota Wild: The Wild will keep ticket costs the same for the upcoming season, maintaining their average per-seat price of $50.72 for the third consecutive year.

No games were played last season, of course, because of the league-wide lockout that just ended last week with a new collective bargaining agreement between the owners and the players -- paving the way for the NHL to resume operations.

In one of several goodwill gestures and fan-rallying events planned between now and the start of the season, the team won't charge its 16,500 season-ticket holders for the home opener.

The Wild's prices range from $12 to $80 per game, with the average cost ranking roughly in the middle of the pack among the league's 30 teams. Renewal information will be sent Wednesday to season-ticket holders. A waiting list remains at more than 6,500.

Phoenix Coyotes: The Coyotes released a schedule of seven preseason games, four of them at home.

The first two games will be at home against Minnesota on Sept. 16 and against Los Angeles on Sept. 20. The other contests at Glendale Arena will be against San Jose on Sept. 28 and in the preseason finale against Anaheim on Oct. 1.

Road games are scheduled Sept. 23 at Anaheim, Sept. 25 at Los Angeles and Sept. 30 at San Jose.

The regular-season schedule has yet to be released.

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