Tickets to any NHL game, let alone a playoff contest, are generally very expensive. But for fans of the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers looking to attend the Stanley Cup Final, they may want to take out a mortgage first.
For Game 1, which will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the cheapest ticket as of Monday afternoon cost around $468 on StubHub.com. But if fans think that price is bad, they’ll be astonished when the see the price of a ticket at the Rangers’ Madison Square Garden.
The Blueshirts haven’t hosted a Stanley Cup Final game since Game 7 of the 1994 series, and fans will have to cough up some serious dough to see their team host another game for the coveted trophy. Seats in the 400 level — the cheapest seats available — are now sitting at over $1,000, which is nothing compared to the $4,500 price accompanying some seats in the lower bowl.
If the series goes deep and the Rangers host a Game 6, prices are expected to rise even higher. The lowest priced seats to attend that possible game are over $1,700 on StubHub.
As crazy as it seems, the value for these tickets could have been even higher. If the Chicago Blackhawks won the Western Conference finals, it’s estimated that the average price of a ticket for a Blackhawks-Rangers series could have been over the $2,000 mark.
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