So the old man is flying up from Florida in a couple weeks and I'm taking him to Montreal for the weekend including the Saturday game versus the Red Wings.
I've been to the Bell Center maybe ten times and sat in the Family Zone once with my daughter.
Looking at the ticket prices and gauging his relative interest in hockey (very little), I just decided to get cheap tickets. And in this case, being a Saturday game against the Red Wings, meant there really is no such thing so I took basically the cheapest available where two or more were being offered (StubHub).
And that was in the Family Zone. No big deal and remember thinking the seats were perfectly fine to see the game. Better than where I was for the game last Saturday which was on the center line way up and basically had 2/3 of the viewing area blocked by the press box. I could see the ice, the two benches, and nothing above it.
Anyway, I downloaded the tickets today and on one it says (everything is in French) "REGULIER' and on the other it says "REGULIER ENFANCE (16 ANS ET MOINS)."
I'm assuming this means regular children's admission (16 years or under). So the question is are the ticket takers going to give us any shit about this? And, if so, what do I do?
1) Please ignorance. "Hey, I'm American. Never been here before. I don't know what this means."
2) Tell them I got them from a scalper.
3) Dress up the old man with a pacifier and bonnet and hope they think he's under 16?
I'm going to guess this is no big deal and the ticket folks couldn't care less if the person holding the ticket is 16 or under or not, but finding out 30 minutes before game time that they do care would be a real drag.