How much are tickets to the Stanley Cup?
Football fans and fans of any of the other three major sports in the U.S. will argue that their championship is the most exciting and enjoyable to watch or experience live. There have certainly been Super Bowls that have been heavily one-sided, along with NBA and NHL Finals series that have been easily swept by one team. However, the possibility and the sometimes reality of a game seven in the NBA or NHL Finals is something that fans of those sports dream about all season. Getting into one of these historic matchups is a matter of what some people might think is an insane amount for any single sporting event.
The NHL reported prices for resold or secondary market tickets to a recent Stanley Cup Finals game seven matchups. Across the several knowns and trusted outlets, including the NHL’s own ticket exchange, some of the numbers are staggering. The lowest-priced tickets started at over $1500. As you got closer to the ice, there were seats in the $6000 and $13,000 Range. For the ultimate experience, seeing a Stanley Cup Finals game seven right against the glass: a price tag that exceeded $40,000 once you included any fees. When purchasing tickets at any price point, be sure you’re getting a better view, or more of the one you want, rather than a more prestigious place in the sports venue.
If you can buy tickets to the Stanley Cup Finals, either directly from the team as a season ticket holder, or from the NHL when tickets are released to the public, the prices are much more reasonable, in comparison. You can still get into a single Finals game for less than $1000 depending on the seats you buy. Also, on the resale market, non-elimination games one, two, and three do not garner the prices of games later in the series. If you are just looking to go to a game, ticket prices will also trend downward if a team has lost the first couple of games of the series.