Canucks and Beyond
Entries with the tag: tickets
Out of curiosity yesterday, I was perusing Craigslist for Vancouver Canucks tickets, and mused on Twitter, wondering who—in these days of home foreclosures, job losses, and various other difficult economic realities—can afford to spend $500+ for a single seat at a hockey game?
Certainly not me. But clearly, plenty of other people. And apparently $500 is a bargain for some. Today, StubHub.com sent me their own breakdown of the cost and demand for tickets for these Stanley Cup Finals by customers using their service, and the numbers are ridiculous.
Fans are paying on
average $924 per ticket
for the potential four games in Vancouver
- Low end purchased has been $400 for Game 1– 2 each at this price for the Upper Bowl Goal 319
- High end purchased has been $4500 for a potential Game 5 – 2 each at this price for Club 105
Hockey isn’t cheap. In fact, for a sport with a blue collar image, it demands a whole lot of cash to enjoy.
J.J. at Canucks Hockey Blog prepared a chart the other day (copied below) highlighting the price increases in Vancouver this season. His comment: “Canucks fans can’t be too happy with this increase, especially one that averages in double-digit percentages. Including service charges, the cheapest tickets - yes the cheapest - will now cost more than $100 for a pair.”