January 9, 1935: St. Louis Eagles Lower Ticket Prices

Jan 09, 14 January 9, 1935: St. Louis Eagles Lower Ticket Prices

St Louis Eagles LogoThe St. Louis Eagles were a professional ice hockey team and a former member of the National Hockey League (NHL) based in St. Louis.

The Eagles existed for only one year, playing in the 1934–35 NHL season.

The team was originally founded in 1883 as the Ottawa Senators, a successful independent team that joined the NHL as a charter member in 1917.

From the mid-1920s onward, they endured financial strain.

Following a last place finish in 1933, the team decided it could not survive in Ottawa and move to St. Louis where it was nicknamed the Eagles.

The team continued to lose money leading to the announcement that they were lowering of ticket prices  from a top of $2.50 to $1.75 in an effort to promote increased attendance.

Major league play was inaugurated in 1934 to crowds of from 12,000 to 6,000 persons.  As the St. Louis Eagles continued to lose consistently patronage dropped.

The new ticket prices ranged from $1.75 to $0.55 and became the lowest scale in the league.

After the season the league bought back the franchise, halted its operations and dispersed its players among the remaining teams.

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