TiCats Playoff Financials

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have extended their stay in Guelph, but hosting a Canadian Football League playoff game won't mean more money for the university. Nor will fans pay extra to watch a playoff game.
"The arrangement was a lump sum arrangement, " university vice-president for student affairs Brenda Whiteside wrote in an email, referring to the $500,000 payment the Ticats made to the school as part of a deal to play the team's 2013 home games at Alumni Stadium. "However, as noted in the contract we will not incur additional fees as (the Ticats will) cover all costs."
Hamilton's 27-24 win Saturday over the Montreal Alouettes guaranteed the two teams will meet again on Sunday, Nov. 10 for a playoff game at the Alumni Stadium. Winner of that contest will travel to Toronto to play the Argonauts in the Eastern final.
There were about 3,000 tickets left for sale as of Monday afternoon, and team spokesperson Scott McNaughton said the club "has not raised prices one cent" for playoff tickets.
It means tickets will range between $40 and $107, although a search of available seats at Ticketmaster.ca conducted Monday indicates most of the cheaper seats have already been sold.
McNaughton said most season ticket holders will be able to attend the Nov. 10 playoff game at no added charge, as season seat holders were given a "credit" for the game the Ticats played in Moncton, NB, against the Alouettes on Sept. 21.
"The value of the game that was subtracted from our season ticket package because of the Moncton game goes toward season ticket holders' (first) playoff game, " McNaughton said.
But because season ticket holders were allowed to use the credit from the Moncton game to pay for parking or additional tickets to other regular season games at Alumni Stadium, a few season ticket holders will have to purchase new tickets for the playoff game.

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