|Last season's RAP seating chart|
The seating in the grandstand (section 10) and the (General Admission) aluminum benches above the walkway will remain unaffected, but there will no longer be any of those back-breaking benches in sections 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 or 12. As most fans will agree, this long overdue upgrade is a huge step forward for the Grand Old Dame on Caledonia Street.
It’s worth mentioning that bucket-style stadium seats are quite different from those installed at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre or at Bear Mountain Arena, as bucket seats do not flip up and down and they don’t have armrests (see bottom right for a sample). Unfortunately, the new seats will not have cup holders either, but we can live without that small luxury.
|Sample bucket seat|
The team also announced that they are reducing the number of pricing tiers for tickets to two. The single-game price of all reserved seats will be $14.50, while all General Admission (rush) seats will be only $9.50. Sections 6 and 7 have now been designated as General Admission areas, making it possible to sit in a bucket-style seat for less than ten dollars. That’s a lot of bang for your buck, so I’m expecting these two sections to be very popular this summer. Discounts for children, seniors and for buying online are still to be determined.
The HarbourCats will be announcing a number of player signings this coming Friday, so stay tuned for more information on the 2014 version of our team. Opening Day is only 172 days away!