Alouettes offering bold ‘3-win’ ticket package for 2017 season

The Montreal Alouettes have struggled to sell out Percival Molson Stadium over the last few seasons, but they’re finding creative ways to put butts in the seats.

The Als have come out with a ‘3-win’ ticket package that guarantees fans tickets to every home game until the team collectives three victories on their home turf. This package is limited to a few sections, but at 79$ per person, it has the potential to be steal.

This deal guarantees fans a minimum of three home dates, but there’s also potential to get all nine home games. Imagine getting a season ticket for under $100.

The Alouettes have won just three home games in each of the last two seasons. If that trend continues, this $79 package would get you into every single regular season home game in Montreal. T

The Als might be taking a risk here, but I can certainly see why they’re open to doing it.

The team has a new general manager in Kavis Reed and a new head coach in Jacques Chapdelaine. Together, those two experienced football minds have brought a new vision and renewed optimism.

The Als have made several changes to their roster this season, including adding quarterback Darian Durant from Saskatchewan.

The organization clearly believes that a new pivot and new stars like Ernest Jackson, Ryan Phillips, Jovan Olafioye and Jabar Westerman will help take them back to the top of the Eastern Division standings.

If things don’t pan out the way the Als are hoping, some fans will be able to see a lot of losing football for a very cheap price.

Joey Alfieri

Joey Alfieri

A reporter and host for TSN690 radio in Montreal, writer at Rotoworld Hockey and Pro Hockey Talk.
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34 Comments on Alouettes offering bold ‘3-win’ ticket package for 2017 season

  1. Desperation or good marketing?

    • Jimmy Breslin // May 14, 2017 at 3:39 pm //

      The Als have to try all sorts of promotions since the local media largely ignore them. After Toronto probably the worst CFL city for a pro football franchise where radio, print and television are concerned. Save for a writer here and there few bother covering them, it’s actually quite shameful. I hope they do well to reward their loyal fans.

      • mrnehnehincognito // May 14, 2017 at 7:19 pm //

        In the early to mid 2000’s the ALs were the hottest ticket in town weren’t they? I remember they sold out the big O for a couple Eastern finals. What happened? Was Calvillo that big?

        • Marc Lebut // May 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm //

          In Montréal, if you’re pro sport team, either you win, either you drop down, unless you’re the hockey team.

          Calvillo wasn’t that big, but winning was. Easier with Calvillo than with Troy Smith, Josh Neiswander, Tanner Marsh, Alex Brink, Jonathan Crompton, Dan LeFevour, Rakeem Cato, Brandon Bridge, Kevin Glenn, Anthony Boone, and Vernon Adams.

  2. mrnehnehincognito // May 14, 2017 at 12:49 pm //

    In 1997 Sig Gutshe made all seats in
    historic McMahon stadium $100.00 per the season (not including the red seats) this was win lose or draw. If you were a student you received an additional 25% off. Sig didn’t make a dime but it did add a lot of season ticket holders so hopefully this works out for the ALs too

  3. Riders13 // May 14, 2017 at 1:15 pm //

    Good strategy by the Alouettes and I can see them having 3 home wins out of their 1st 5 home games. If Reed can shore up their o-line, I’m confident Durant will have a career year. In any event, with Durant at the helm, I bet the Als will win a Grey Cup before the Riders will with our old-timers behind center.

    • mrnehnehincognito // May 14, 2017 at 1:26 pm //

      I bet every team wins a cup before the riders do. Jones is a problem but the decision to hire him is a bigger problem. Need a change in culture, that will only happen with private ownership. Brett Wilson, wanna buy a football team?

  4. Riders13 // May 14, 2017 at 1:35 pm //

    I wouldn’t go that far. The Stamps might get to 12 wins this season, but the Riders will win the cup before they do as the Stamps are the biggest chokers of all-time. Bo Levi is very over-rated and the Riders will beat them 2 of of three this season and then again in the playoffs.

    • mrnehnehincognito // May 14, 2017 at 1:37 pm //

      lol hold on to that dream rider13

      • Bleed Green // May 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm //

        It’s not a dream mrnehnebincgnito…it will be the new reality…like it or Not! Bo Levi the top qb…hold onto that overrated dream, SMM! I am with Riders13!Bleed

    • With the way Jones gutted the Riders in 2016 he created the equivalent of an expansion team but without the benefit of an expansion drat. For 2017 the Riders might improve on last season’s 5-13 record but the playoffs are wishful dreaming.

    • Riders13 are you drinking alcoholic wheat beer? You must be, since if you were not you wouldn’t actually believe what you just wrote…the Riders will beat the Stamps 2 out of 3 this season and again in the playoffs…LOL is all I can say and I’ll believe it only AFTER it happens. BTW, the Riders are NOT going to make the playoffs again this season and will like last season be the worst team in the CFL West Division, and possibly the worst team in the whole CFL. As for BLM he is the best QB in the CFL period.

      • Riders13 // May 14, 2017 at 7:28 pm //

        Lionsfan4life are you partaking of the magic mushrooms in lotus land? There are at least 3 Qbs that are better than Mitchell including Reilly, Durant and Jennings. Right now all the teams have an identical record, but I think the Lions will be the team to beat in the west this year with the Calgary and the Riders fighting it out for 2nd. Edmonton and Winnipeg will also be strong and I’d probably rate Winnipeg higher except I’m just not sold on Nichols. In short, every team in the west will improve this season with the exception of Calgary. And yes, the Riders will beat them twice during the regular season and once during the playoffs. The Riders defence is going to be very strong this season and Mitchell is going to be spending a lot of time on his back.

        • Dan Bombers // May 14, 2017 at 8:06 pm //

          Not sold that the riders will be better than wpg and edm , just don’t see it but it is the cfl stranger things have happened

        • mrnehnehincognito // May 15, 2017 at 12:10 am //

          Your jealousy is shining. BLM is the best in the league period. Not taking away from the others mentioned.
          Winnipeg is 4-5 wins better than the riders. Calgary has as much to worry about from the riders this year as they do about unicorns shitting on the turf at historic McMahon Stadium

          • Riders13 // May 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm //

            Actually, I’d also take Trevor Harris before Mitchell so there are at least 4 qbs currently in the league I’d rather have.

  5. Whether you like BLM or not, Glenn is unlikely to take the Riders far – 0-9 as a starter in Regina in 2015 & 3-7 with Mtl before being traded – 3 wins in 2 years. Maybe Young has something left but I don’t hold much hope for the Riders this year.

  6. Solara2000 // May 14, 2017 at 3:56 pm //

    While I am not familiar with the Albs market, I would not be surprised if a large part of their challenge has to do with the lousy schedules for all the teams. There is no rhyme or reason to the schedules; they fail to build a sense of ‘habit’. Too often you have a team playing on a Thursday night one week, a Tuesday 2 weeks down the road and a Sunday afternoon 5 days later. Or in the extreme you have a team on the road for 3 or 4 weeks in a row. Come-on CFL! Get a grip on scheduling. In case you haven’t noticed, there are a multitude of entertainment options in your marketplace eating your lunch. The League is a gate-driven business but I am concerned the decision-makers don’t get the fullness of what that means.

  7. Anthony // May 14, 2017 at 6:35 pm //

    team needs a new stadium to say the least. the game day experience is ok but dated. throw out the bleachers please.
    In terms of the ticket priceing, it’s risky because you never want to devalue your ticket. Also you may upset those who legitimately pay for their season seats. Hate sitting beside someone who paid alot less than you.

    • Riders13 // May 14, 2017 at 7:31 pm //

      I’m all for any marketing strategy that puts butts in the seats of any stadium so that fans can experience live what a great game the CFL is. As long as they limit the length and frequency of video replay!

    • Marc Lebut // May 16, 2017 at 2:11 pm //

      Alouettes need a practice facility before a new stadium. Percival-Molson is OK.

  8. I see it as making a big splash, but not a big risk. It’s only for a few small sections, and their first three home games are Saskatoon, BC, and Toronto.

  9. Rider fans are like cockroaches. One of the rare Alouette pieces on this site and the whole comment section is hijacked by inbreds.

    • Jimmy Breslin // May 15, 2017 at 5:41 am //

      Lol – to my point about being ignored, good thing Joey Alfieri’s around otherwise precious little reporting on the Als would we get. About those Riders fans. Talk about dedicated

  10. Now that Durant is there I bet they start winning again and become a real exciting team once again. Let’s be honest the QB position has been awful the past 3 seasons

    • Marc Lebut // May 16, 2017 at 2:14 pm //

      QB position and HC position and OC position. All this is different with Durant and Chapdelaine. Give the Alouettes about the same D (I think it will suffer a little downgrade) but a real O, and this team challenges for the top of the East.

      I’m not sold on Toronto yet. Milanovitch was about the same HC Trestman is, ran the same O, so there may not be a major change there this season. Next season may be a diffrent story.

  11. DundasDude // May 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm //

    Video replay and the spontaneity killing event of watching a bunch of corpulent old zebras decide outcomes is why attendance is dropping imho. The CFL is a great league but officiating is too slow and bureaucratic.

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