Maple Leafs fans not welcome at Sens games
Chris Fox, cp24.com
Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:28PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 13, 2013 10:44PM EST
The Battle of Ontario has shifted from the ice to the stands with the Ottawa Senators hinting that Leafs fans aren’t welcome at Scotiabank Place.
In a recent email sent to season ticket holders, the Senators unveiled a special offer allowing fans to scoop up extra tickets to upcoming home games against the Leafs and the Canadiens for 15 per cent off.
There is one catch, though.
The Senators say the tickets will be null and void if resold to non-Sens fans.
"The only restriction with this offer is that we are asking you to ensure that the tickets are used by Senators fans and not re-sold to the general public,” the email states. “Any seats being re-sold will be subject to cancellation and loss of privileges with respect to future ticket pre-sales.”
The Senators and Leafs have been heated rivals since a number of epic playoff battles at the beginning of the millennium.
As a result, a strong contingent of Leafs fans seem to always make their way to Scotiabank Place when the Leafs are in town, painting the rink in blue and white.
“In past years, some of our key rivalry games have had many of the opposing team’s fans in attendance. We are taking steps to change that but we need your help,” the email states. “We want our team and our captain to have the same great support you showed during the playoffs last year vs. the Rangers for ALL of our home games and especially for our games with our rivals.”
The Leafs will take on the Senators in Ottawa three more times before the end of the regular season with the next game scheduled for Feb. 23.
If you don't want to risk a rough reception in Ottawa, the game will be shown on the big screen inside the Air Canada Centre with no cost to attend.
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