Ice hockey play-off finals tickets on sale on Monday

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The Rapid Solicitors Elite League ice hockey play-off finals weekend will take place on the weekend of Saturday, 5th and Sunday, 6th April at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham.

It’s the showpiece event of the season and is now in its 11th year.

Tickets have been held at 2013 prices and will go on sale on Monday.

They will be available from 9am on Monday in person at the National Ice Centre box office only and available from noon online via capitalfmarena.com/online/playoffs2014 and via telephone on 0843 373 3000.

The play-off semi-finals will take place at 1pm and 5pm on Saturday, 5th April.

The third v fourth-placed match will get under way at noon on Sunday, 6th April, followed by the Elite League awards show at 2.30pm, while the Elite League play-off final will face-off at 4pm.

Supporters are advised that they should only buy tickets in their respective team blocks. The Elite League reserves the right to reallocate supporters sitting in other team’s blocks.

Ticket prices

Early bird tickets - book from Monday 27 January up to Sunday 2 March 2014

Weekend: Adult £74 - Concession/student £54 - Family [2+2] £224

Saturday or Sunday only: Adult £40 - Concession/student £32

General sale tickets - from Monday 3rd March 2014 onwards

Weekend: Adult £85 - Concession/student £60 - Family [2+2] £250

Saturday or Sunday only: Adult £47 - Concession/students £38

(There are no administration fees.)

Tickets go on sale on Monday, 27th January. Tickets will be available to purchase in person at the National Ice Centre at 9am. They will be available to purchase online (capitalfmarena.com/online/playoffs2014) or via 0843 373 3000 from 12noon (not available on mobile).

Block allocations

Blocks 4/5/6/7: Nottingham Panthers

Block 9: Belfast Giants

Block 11: Braehead Clan

Block 12: Coventry Blaze

Block 14/15: Sheffield Steelers

Block 17: Cardiff Devils

Block 18: Dundee Stars, Edinburgh Capitals, Fife Flyers & Hull Stingrays

Note: Blocks 5 & 6 are reserved for Nottingham Panthers season-tickets holders, while block 15 is reserved for Sheffield Steelers season-tickets holders. Please visit panthers.co.uk and sheffieldsteelers.co.uk for further information.

The Rapid Solicitors Elite League champions will be seeded number one for the play-offs, while the second seed will be the winner of the Conference that does not produce the league winner.

The remaining six play-off spots will be taken in order from the final Elite League table.

In the event of the league title winner not winning their Conference, the order will be as follows.

The number-one seed will still be the Elite League winners with the two Conference winners taking seeds two and three (higher rank determined by their league position).

Seeds four to eight will then be determined by the Elite League table.

Quarter-finals will follow the usual match-ups over two legs with seed one facing eight, two against seven, three versus six and four playing five. Overtime and penalties will be used after the second leg if needed.

Seedings for the semi-final and final will be determined by the original quarter-final ranking, so the highest-placed team left in the play-offs will be ranked as the highest seed.

The highest seed will play the lowest seed in the first semi-final, with the remaining seeds playing in the second semi-final.