And they're ready to cash in.
All the gimicks, most of the giveaways, the free parking -- over.
Well, for now anyway.
According to a season ticket renewal secured by The Miami Herald, the Panthers will sell postseason tickets to season ticket holders at their current price.
But only if they pay up in full for next season by Feb. 13 or make three monthly payments and have the account paid for.
For instance, a fan sitting in the 400 level would pay around $12 per playoff ticket – same as what he/she pays for regular season games – if purchased in advance and with next year secure.
If you don't renew?
The strip of 16 playoff tickets can still be purchased, only the price goes from $200* to $1,100 – or $53 per game.
That's an increase of more than 400 percent over what one would spend by renewing.
(*) – Season ticket holders who do not renew have to buy the entire playoff run (16 games) in advance. Full season ticket holders who renew for next season can buy the playoffs round-by-round.
Whatever games aren't played will be refunded at a later date. Or turned into Panther Bucks. Your choice!
-- The 'free*' parking that most have enjoyed the past few seasons is ending at the end of this regular season.
If you are not renewed, you have to pay. Included in that $1,100 bill is $240 for 'game day parking.'
The Panthers also say they will charge a “minimum” of $15 per car next season for everyone except for FULL season ticket holders.
The wording on the document says that it will be 'variable price, based on event.'
The Panthers will offer $5 parking (in advance) for those who buy half season plans and $10 for those with some sort of a mini plan.
-- $5 service charge.
-- $10 donation to the Panthers Foundation.
-- $59.99 subscription to the 'Panthers Insider' magazine.
-- It's $20 extra to get real tickets instead of e-tickets.
-- Season ticket holders are getting a 'free' Panthers home jersey (maximum of six per account).
So that's cool.