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Guest Hawksfan

Hi,

I am a Blackhawks fan and I plan on coming to Montreal for the Blackhawks/Canadiens game on January 8. I try to see a couple road games a year, and I finally will be seeing them in Montreal. I have a few questions.

  1. How fast do tickets sell out, and how much will tickets cost each (in Chicago they range from $7 - $250 US a ticket)
  2. How much of a markup do you get from scalpers?
  3. Where do the "real" fans sit? (is the 100 level mostly corporate seating, etc)
  4. How friendly are the fans to well behaved fans of the visiting team?
  5. Where would be the best hotel to stay at (somwhere near the Bell Centre, but not TOO expensive,)
  6. How much does food/beer cost, and is there any "local specialty" I should try?
  7. Why do my Blackhawks suck so much?
  8. Is there anything else I should know?

thanks so much in advance, and see you in January.

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The only question i feel i can answer is number 5. Last year I went for the first time and stayed at the days inn that is just a block away. Not a real fancy hotel but was perfect in price and distance. It was only a 5 minute walk from the arena. It is the Days inn on Rue Guy.

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Guest The Future is coming

1. Tickets sell pretty fast.

2. Not sure

3.Close to the boards (but not too close)

4.Does that really matter

5. Guy from ontario answered that question

6. No Idea but there is a soup sort of thingy made in Quebec ( I don't know what it's called thought

7. Because your Coaching staff,Administration staff and players all suck

8. No, Number 7 was sortave a dumb question thought :P

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Guest - Tonio -
Hi,

I am a Blackhawks fan and I plan on coming to Montreal for the Blackhawks/Canadiens game on January 8. I try to see a couple road games a year, and I finally will be seeing them in Montreal. I have a few questions.

  1. How fast do tickets sell out, and how much will tickets cost each (in Chicago they range from $7 - $250 US a ticket)
  2. How much of a markup do you get from scalpers?
  3. Where do the "real" fans sit? (is the 100 level mostly corporate seating, etc)
  4. How friendly are the fans to well behaved fans of the visiting team?
  5. Where would be the best hotel to stay at (somwhere near the Bell Centre, but not TOO expensive,)
  6. How much does food/beer cost, and is there any "local specialty" I should try?
  7. Why do my Blackhawks suck so much?
  8. Is there anything else I should know?
thanks so much in advance, and see you in January.

1. VERY fast...Although for Chicago I wouldnt worry too much as usually the main rivalries are sold faster...and they usually range from 50 bucks (give or take) to wayyy up there..

2. No clue

3. Usually up top, cuz all the die hards cant afford much and thats the best we can do...they make most of the noise and the Molson girls help out alittle too ;)

4. Were good, just dont be a jerk

5. No clue

6. Beer costs an arm and a leg, but hey its not every day you in Montreal watchin a game, splurge a little!

7. Who knows, theres always next year!

8. Enjoy it, dont be afraid of the signs that say no cameras, they dont care really. And btw the atmosphere will probably make you want to become a habs fan by the end of the game.

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Hi,

I am a Blackhawks fan and I plan on coming to Montreal for the Blackhawks/Canadiens game on January 8. I try to see a couple road games a year, and I finally will be seeing them in Montreal. I have a few questions.

  1. How fast do tickets sell out, and how much will tickets cost each (in Chicago they range from $7 - $250 US a ticket)
  2. How much of a markup do you get from scalpers?
  3. Where do the "real" fans sit? (is the 100 level mostly corporate seating, etc)
  4. How friendly are the fans to well behaved fans of the visiting team?
  5. Where would be the best hotel to stay at (somwhere near the Bell Centre, but not TOO expensive,)
  6. How much does food/beer cost, and is there any "local specialty" I should try?
  7. Why do my Blackhawks suck so much?
  8. Is there anything else I should know?
thanks so much in advance, and see you in January.

1 - VERY fast. I had to buy tickets from a friend last year in order to make my ONLY game of the season. Habs games are ALWAYS sold out.

2 - Scalpers will mark it up anywhere from 50-100%. If you want a really good price, wait until the end of the first period to hit up a scalper, who will by then be desperate to sell what he has left.

3 - La Section Molson EX. Check out www.canadiens.com for the seating. Thats where the fans go nuts and they have Molson girls there riling them up.

4 - You might meet the odd jackarse, but I don't think it'll be a problem. As long as you aren't a Leaf fan I don't think people will harass you.

5 - See the above post

6 - Try the Poutine (French fries, ravy and Cheese curds... a Quebec specialty :))

7 - Bad owner/management?

8 - Have fun!

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Guest Hawksfan
8. And btw the atmosphere will probably make you want to become a habs fan by the end of the game.

I doubt that. I have been a Blackhawks fan ever since my first game (Dec 11, 1985 in a 12-9 loss to the Oilers). I will support the team through the tick and thin.

The Blackhawks are the Montreal Expos of the NHL.

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Guest crazy4habs

For the hotel, the away team generaly stays at the Mariott across the street from the bell center, so you might want to stay there cuz you could prob see and even meet some of the players on the hawks.

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For the hotel, the away team generaly stays at the Mariott across the street from the bell center, so you might want to stay there cuz you could prob see and even meet some of the players on the hawks.

I will keep that in mind!! Fortunately, I get to meet players and coaches a here a lot. ONe of the advantages of them currently being a "dead" franchise. There are numerous oppurtunities to meet the players with no problem at all, and they all have been cool to me, sans Eric Daze. Although I am sure it would be cool to them see fans travel to see them. Thanks a lot everyone for your advice. I am looking forward to this trip.

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Guest lfrommtl
Hi,

I am a Blackhawks fan and I plan on coming to Montreal for the Blackhawks/Canadiens game on January 8. I try to see a couple road games a year, and I finally will be seeing them in Montreal. I have a few questions.

  1. How fast do tickets sell out, and how much will tickets cost each (in Chicago they range from $7 - $250 US a ticket)
  2. How much of a markup do you get from scalpers?
  3. Where do the "real" fans sit? (is the 100 level mostly corporate seating, etc)
  4. How friendly are the fans to well behaved fans of the visiting team?
  5. Where would be the best hotel to stay at (somwhere near the Bell Centre, but not TOO expensive,)
  6. How much does food/beer cost, and is there any "local specialty" I should try?
  7. Why do my Blackhawks suck so much?
  8. Is there anything else I should know?
thanks so much in advance, and see you in January.

1. get em fast they sell out within the day they go on sale prices range from 23$-190$(although in all likelihood you wont be able to get lower level seats.

2.generally double the price somtimes triple depending on the team

3. MOlson ex zone. but anywhere in the upperbowl is awesome..

4. As long as your not wearing a leaf jersey you should be fine again dont be a jerk

5. sheraton across the street i think goes from 130+but its a nice hotel. theres a few hotels on de la montagne which is right near the bell center google itl

6.9.25 a beer i think aybe 9.75 not sure ummat the b get a hot dog there awesome outside try smoked meat and poutine

7. bad management

8. its not as french as you'd think dont be afraid of the language issue.

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Guest Maniaque

While I have no doubt you can have a blast up there in the Molson Ex section - sure sounds like the party is being held there - the lower (read: more pricy) sections are very nice too. If you're not too fond of drunk people, you probably want to invest a little more in the ticket.

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Guest Kronix

yea for number 7 try the poutine theres many kinds of poutines id sugest the pizza poutine with normal gravy not the tomato sauce one its pretty damn good...

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i planed it all on a friday night after school when i told my dad HEY aren't we supposed to go to a hab game this weekend and he said ohh yeah so he went on the computer and looked for a car he can use soo he found one and we got to get a hotel next so all my dad did was wright the number of the hotel and he went to pick up the car!! and i live in keswick so it takes about 7 hours to get there so i left 6:00am and we stoped at every pit stop. the game started at 7:00pm soo then when we stoped at timhortons my dad called the hotel and booked it and my brother won a free cofee!!LOL!! So when we got to montreal i was soo happy it was like 6:00pm. Then i asked my dad if me and my brother can have jersey's my dad said ok so we went in the tore and i saw this ryder game worn jersey and i just died i had to have it but i think it was about 300$ then my dad said no way soo i was still lookin and i found a no name jersey that was 119$cause my dad said what if the player left yah kno and i was like yeah soo we bought it! then it was ticket time my dad looked every where soo he bought red seats for the top for 100$$$!!!!so i was like yeah!! that day was march 24 2007 against washington!!! We won 4-1!! kovalev scored 2 goals and pleks scored 1 goal and ryder scored the other it was awsome and soo loud it was the best thing ever in my life i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and by the way the fans are soo nice and they always smile at another hab not a leaf!!i took a lot of pictures man i can't wait until i go again this year!!!

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Guest Garthy18
Hi,

I am a Blackhawks fan and I plan on coming to Montreal for the Blackhawks/Canadiens game on January 8. I try to see a couple road games a year, and I finally will be seeing them in Montreal. I have a few questions.

  1. How fast do tickets sell out, and how much will tickets cost each (in Chicago they range from $7 - $250 US a ticket)
  2. How much of a markup do you get from scalpers?
  3. Where do the "real" fans sit? (is the 100 level mostly corporate seating, etc)
  4. How friendly are the fans to well behaved fans of the visiting team?
  5. Where would be the best hotel to stay at (somwhere near the Bell Centre, but not TOO expensive,)
  6. How much does food/beer cost, and is there any "local specialty" I should try?
  7. Why do my Blackhawks suck so much?
  8. Is there anything else I should know?
thanks so much in advance, and see you in January.

1. I got my tickets the day they were released with no problem and that was for a Toronto and Boston game so you should be ok.

3. I sat in the molson ex zone and in the more expensive reds last year and much preferred the molson ex zone.

5. Stayed in the Travel Lodge, very cheap and simple and did the job.

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Guest Cenner Hice
Hi,

I am a Blackhawks fan and I plan on coming to Montreal for the Blackhawks/Canadiens game on January 8. I try to see a couple road games a year, and I finally will be seeing them in Montreal. I have a few questions.

  1. How fast do tickets sell out, and how much will tickets cost each (in Chicago they range from $7 - $250 US a ticket)
  2. How much of a markup do you get from scalpers?
  3. Where do the "real" fans sit? (is the 100 level mostly corporate seating, etc)
  4. How friendly are the fans to well behaved fans of the visiting team?
  5. Where would be the best hotel to stay at (somwhere near the Bell Centre, but not TOO expensive,)
  6. How much does food/beer cost, and is there any "local specialty" I should try?
  7. Why do my Blackhawks suck so much?
  8. Is there anything else I should know?
thanks so much in advance, and see you in January.

I'll give an answer to 2 from personal experience: I get tickets from the online agencies who sell on unwanted tickets from season ticket holders. You pay a small premium, but if you get in there quick (i.e. now), you should find some gems. I obviously can't promote which company I buy them through, but I originally found them by doing a ticket search through Google.

As for 6... Poutine... Mmmmmmm!!! Can't beat it for comfort food. But I live in the UK at the moment, sadly.

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A couple of years ago, les habs games were not a sellout all of the time, but as of recent, they are.

I think I paid $25.00US to sit up in the Molson section which is way up there. You are overlooking the center ice scoreboard.

As for the reason your Blackhawks suck, I dunno. Probably the same reason why my Bruin's suck. Boston owners suck. They don't want to spend the money. They need good goaltending, and look who they got now, Manny f'n Fernandez. Ewwww, what an acquisition.

If you are wondering about if you need to know French, I suggest that you know atleast some French. Most people in Montreal know English as well. It's just that all the public transit system signs are en français.

bonne chance, j'espère votre victoire de blackhawks

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A couple of years ago, les habs games were not a sellout all of the time, but as of recent, they are.

I think I paid $25.00US to sit up in the Molson section which is way up there. You are overlooking the center ice scoreboard.

As for the reason your Blackhawks suck, I dunno. Probably the same reason why my Bruin's suck. Boston owners suck. They don't want to spend the money. They need good goaltending, and look who they got now, Manny f'n Fernandez. Ewwww, what an acquisition.

If you are wondering about if you need to know French, I suggest that you know atleast some French. Most people in Montreal know English as well. It's just that all the public transit system signs are en français.

bonne chance, j'espère votre victoire de blackhawks

oh oui ca c'est purquoi je va dans un école francais parce que je toujours va au Montreal pour les jeux d'hockey et tout sorte de choses!! lol mes parents save pas francais detout mais quand on ca a montreal il dit a moi pour aller parler a cette personne en francais c'est un peux bizard mais qu'est ce que je peux faire il m'apporte au joue d'hockey!! LOL! :D

ok how was that ?? i go to a french school and when ever i go to montreal i have to talk french to people so how was that could u understand it?? cause montreal does!! LOL!!

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oh oui ca c'est purquoi je va dans un école francais parce que je toujours va au Montreal pour les jeux d'hockey et tout sorte de choses!! lol mes parents save pas francais detout mais quand on ca a montreal il dit a moi pour aller parler a cette personne en francais c'est un peux bizard mais qu'est ce que je peux faire il m'apporte au joue d'hockey!! LOL! :D

ok how was that ?? i go to a french school and when ever i go to montreal i have to talk french to people so how was that could u understand it?? cause montreal does!! LOL!!

pardon moi c'est "va a montreal"

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Guest hatethoseleafs
Hi,

I am a Blackhawks fan and I plan on coming to Montreal for the Blackhawks/Canadiens game on January 8. I try to see a couple road games a year, and I finally will be seeing them in Montreal. I have a few questions.

  1. How fast do tickets sell out, and how much will tickets cost each (in Chicago they range from $7 - $250 US a ticket)
  2. How much of a markup do you get from scalpers?
  3. Where do the "real" fans sit? (is the 100 level mostly corporate seating, etc)
  4. How friendly are the fans to well behaved fans of the visiting team?
  5. Where would be the best hotel to stay at (somwhere near the Bell Centre, but not TOO expensive,)
  6. How much does food/beer cost, and is there any "local specialty" I should try?
  7. Why do my Blackhawks suck so much?
  8. Is there anything else I should know?
thanks so much in advance, and see you in January.

I live about 6 hours from the Center and have attended a couple games in the past.

1 Never had any problems finding tickets or a reasonable deal

2 I manage to get some reds for around $100 each ( great seats) and cheaper were available

3 The whole building is electric and real fans are everywhere

4 If your not ignorant you will be treated with respect ( unless you wear a Leaf jersey :P )

5 I stayed at the Best Western ( i think it was called Europa) five minutes walk with the Bell Center visible as you walk out the front door. Rooms were very nice and the price included a continental breakfast.

6 Lots of nice restaurants one block up and i loved the Montreal smoked meat sandwich.

7 Take solace in the fact that at least your not a fan of the despised Leafs :lol:

8 I found that approaching the scalpers early morning was easier getting deals.Not much traffic around and they all seem hungry to make their first sale. Good Luck and enjoy.

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oh oui ca c'est purquoi je va dans un école francais parce que je toujours va au Montreal pour les jeux d'hockey et tout sorte de choses!! lol mes parents save pas francais detout mais quand on ca a montreal il dit a moi pour aller parler a cette personne en francais c'est un peux bizard mais qu'est ce que je peux faire il m'apporte au joue d'hockey!! LOL! :D

ok how was that ?? i go to a french school and when ever i go to montreal i have to talk french to people so how was that could u understand it?? cause montreal does!! LOL!!

I know Montreal understands French, it is just that some do not understand English. Particulièrement quand vous nord de voyage de Montréal.

J'ai étudié le français dans l'école et l'université, mais ai des ennuis toujours avec ma grammaire. J'essaye de lire ces livres qui supposent pour vous enseigner le français, mais ils n'aident pas beaucoup. Quand je suis allé à Montréal, alot de mon Français est revenu à moi. Je devrai prendre des cours français encore, parce que j'aime la langue. Je projette sur aller de nouveau à Montréal pour un séjour beaucoup plus long cette fois.

I studied french in school and college, but still have trouble with my grammar. I try reading those books that suppose to teach you french, but they do not help very much.

When I went to Montreal, alot of my french came back to me. I will have to take french courses again, because I love the language. I plan on going back to Montreal for a much longer stay this time.

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I know Montreal understands French, it is just that some do not understand English. Particulièrement quand vous nord de voyage de Montréal.

J'ai étudié le français dans l'école et l'université, mais ai des ennuis toujours avec ma grammaire. J'essaye de lire ces livres qui supposent pour vous enseigner le français, mais ils n'aident pas beaucoup. Quand je suis allé à Montréal, alot de mon Français est revenu à moi. Je devrai prendre des cours français encore, parce que j'aime la langue. Je projette sur aller de nouveau à Montréal pour un séjour beaucoup plus long cette fois.

I studied french in school and college, but still have trouble with my grammar. I try reading those books that suppose to teach you french, but they do not help very much.

When I went to Montreal, alot of my french came back to me. I will have to take french courses again, because I love the language. I plan on going back to Montreal for a much longer stay this time.

wow tu travaille beacoup pour savoir juste un langue!! Très bien!! BRAVOO!!! quand je suis allé à Montreal aussi mon français est très bon mais j'encore étudie!! JUSTE POUR MONTREAL!!!!! :D

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pardon moi c'est "va a montreal"

Votre Français est alot meilleur que le mien. Six heures de nord ou à l'est de Montréal ? Le nord vous mettrait probablement vers le haut de riviere du loup proche, l'est vous mettrait probablement au Nouveau Brunswick quelque part, vous n'êtes pas évidemment du sud ou à l'ouest de Montréal parce que cela vous mettrait hors de la province du Québec.

Were you born elsewhere and moved to Quebec?

Everyone who sees my bad french will have to excuse me until I study french again.

Chacun qui voit mon mauvais français devra m'excuser jusqu'à ce que j'étudie le français encore.

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wow tu travaille beacoup pour savoir juste un langue!! Très bien!! BRAVOO!!! quand je suis allé à Montreal aussi mon français est très bon mais j'encore étudie!! JUSTE POUR MONTREAL!!!!! :D
Je suis sûr que si je n'avais aucun choix mais pour parler français, cela je le parlerait aussi bien en tant que vous. En date de maintenant, je dois encore employer un service de translation juste pour m'assurer que ma grammaire est quelque peu correcte. Je suis sûr que vous Français est très bon.
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