As the NHL lockout moved swiftly into its second week, the St. Louis ownership group has announced season ticket reimbursement options in the case of cancelled regular season games. With the first five preseason games already cancelled and the final three clearly in jeopardy, it was time for the Blues to create a contingency plan(s) for its season ticket holders. Here are the four options the Blues sent out to those ticket holders via email on Monday according the St. Louis Post-Dispatch-
STH may leave their payment with the Blues and the team will credit your account with interest calculated at an annual rate of 5% simple interest on the portion allocable to cancelled games, to be applied toward future Blues ticket purchases (including playoffs), select events at Scottrade Center or Peabody Opera House or subsequent season ticket renewals.
STH may leave their payment with the Blues and the team will credit your account with interest calculated at an annual rate of 10% simple interest on the portion allocable to cancelled games, to be applied toward Peoria Rivermen ticket purchases.
STH may leave their payment with the Blues and elect interest calculated at an annual rate of 1% simple interest. Your interest may be withdrawn from your account at your request, although we ask that withdrawals be limited to one per month (at the end of month for games not played during that period).
STH may request a monthly refund for cancelled games. Refunds will be issued within 10 business days after the conclusion of every month following the official cancellation by the NHL.
The Blues are asking STH to choose one of the four options by Sunday. Clearly, this is a sign that CBA negotiations are not moving along with enough pace to save the entire season, and that in fact the whole season may be in jeopardy.