Detroit Red Wings: Games, Home Schedule and Ticket Plans
The Detroit Red Wings have endured some tough times lately. They’ve missed the playoffs in three consecutive years, which is a disappointment for such a proud franchise that owns 11 Stanley Cup championships and 19 division titles. But with the 2019-20 season on the horizon, Red Wings fans have hope that better days are ahead of them. If there’s one thing the Red Wings can always count on, it’s their fans showing up to support them, and this year should be no different. Let’s check out some of the key dates on the Red Wings home schedule for the 2019-20 season and the various ticket plans available for fans looking to get a good deal on some of the cheapest Detroit Red Wings tickets available.
Important Home Dates
The unofficial start to the Red Wings' season was on September 17 when they played the Chicago Blackhawks in their first exhibition game. That game set the start of Red Wings home schedule at Little Caesars Arena, as will four more exhibition games in the back half of September. Of course, the season gets started for real on October 5, with the Red Wings visiting the Nashville Predators. Detroit’s home opener will come the following day on October 6 against the Dallas Stars.
Other important Red Wings home schedule dates include a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thanksgiving Eve and a game against the San Jose Sharks on New Year’s Eve. Fans will also want to know that 22 of Detroit’s 41 home games this season are scheduled for either a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, offering plenty of opportunities to catch a game on the weekend. Finally, the regular season comes to a close for the Red Wings on April 4 when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning. Of course, whether the Red Wings will get to host playoff games beyond that remains to be seen.
As one of the oldest franchises in the NHL and a member of the Original Six, the Red Wings have no shortage of rivalries. Naturally, Red Wings fans will want to know when the team is facing some of their top rivals. As mentioned, the Red Wings began their exhibition season against the Blackhawks, who are arguably their biggest rival. They'll also host the Blackhawks during the regular season on March 6. Another rival, the Colorado Avalanche, will visit Detroit right before that on March 2 as part of a four-game homestand for the Red Wings. The Red Wings also have two home games against the Pittsburgh Penguins, on December 7 and January 17, and two home games against the Boston Bruins, on November 8 and February 9.
Full Season Plan
The most cost-effective option for Red Wings fans is to get a full-season plan, which will include tickets to every game. Depending on where in Little Caesars Arena you want seats, tickets for a full-season plan are as cheap as $32 per game. This plan also includes invitations to exclusive events that are only open to season ticket holders, including a team autograph session. Those who buy a full-season plan will also receive discounts on products sold by the team’s corporate partners, including a $100 gift certificate to the Iridescence inside MotorCity Casino Hotel. With a full-season plan, there will also be opportunities to exchange tickets to some games for additional tickets to other games, which can be used to bring friends and family with you.
Half Season Plans
Another great option for Red Wings fans is selecting one of the two half-season plans available. These plans include tickets to 23 games with a cost as low as $35 per game. They also allow exchanging tickets to games to get additional tickets to other games. Those who buy a half-season plan will also be able to buy pre-sale tickets to various events at Little Caesars Arena and other Detroit-area venues. Fans seeking the half-season option will choose between either the Red Plan or the White Plan – both include 23 games, 13 of which are on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. The only difference between the plans are the opponents the Red Wings will play, so fans can choose the one with more matchups they want to see.
Quarter Season Plans
Last but not least, the Red Wings offer fans a quarter-season plan. These ticket packages offer many of the same benefits as the half-season plans, including the chance to buy pre-sale tickets to other Detroit-area events. Fans also have two options if they choose a quarter-season plan. There's the Value Plan, which includes tickets to 11 games at a cost as low as $39 per game, or the Premium Plan, which includes 11 games starting at $49 per game. The biggest difference is that 10 of the 11 games on the Premium Plan are on the weekend, while only three of the 11 games on the Value Plan fall on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.