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Canada: How Much Are You Paying Per Point?

Seat Geek did an interesting chart, looking at the results—based on average ticket prices and points in the regular season—that hockey fans in Canada are paying for:



Looking at these numbers, Calgary fans are technically getting the best bang for their buck at an average of $1.28 per regular season point. On the other hand, Leafs fans are spending a whopping $2.23 per point despite their team not qualifying for the playoffs since the 2003-04 season.

As for Vancouver, you’d think the results are skewed because they did get 21 more points than the second highest ranked Canadian team for the season. But even if their points dropped to 97 for the season (still beating all other Canadian clubs), they’d remain in 4th position at $1.61/point. (Assuming I calculated it right!)

It’s not every day a Vancouver fan gets to feel like they’re getting a good deal. smile

Anyway, numbers and stats can be juggled in ten different ways, but I thought this was an interesting angle and worth passing on.  You can find more at Seat Geek.

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Da lil Guy's avatar

Divide Winnipeg’s proposed average seat price of $82 by the 80 points Atlanta finished with last season and you get $1.03 per point.

That said, I’m not certain I fully understand the value of this exercise.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 06/17/11 at 04:43 PM ET

Alanah McGinley's avatar

That said, I’m not certain I fully understand the value of this exercise.

Well, sure, I guess there’s that…  wink

Posted by Alanah McGinley from British Columbia on 06/17/11 at 10:44 PM ET


Interesting stats but the more I look at the graph the more I think it provides only one thing: strong evidence to explain why MLSE would never ever approve of another team in southern Ontario.

Posted by BobTheZee on 06/18/11 at 05:03 PM ET

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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.

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