Skip to content

It’s even cheaper to get Coyotes tickets today

May 15, 2012, 12:26 PM EDT

Coyotes shirts Getty Images

Sunday we noted that tickets to Game 2 of the Coyotes-Kings series at Jobing.com Arena were going for as little as $39 on StubHub.com.

Turns out that was highway robbery.

Today the price for the cheapest ticket is $23. That’s for a single, but there are pairs going for around $25.

If you don’t want to sit in the upper deck, there’s a pair of lowers for $70 each.

There are also seats available at ticketmaster, but the StubHub ones are a better deal.

Um…yikes.

  1. mgp1219 - May 15, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Yeah, it’s a rweally popular sport in the desert. Someone tell them that the white out is not only a thing of the past, but also annoying as hell.

  2. mdhedley - May 15, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    If you’re one of the people from outside the city hoping for the Coyotes demise then this must make you happy. For the rest of us who cares?

    Any deal worked out with a new owner will be long past caring about individual game ticket prices. StubHub tickets are secondary market anyways, so those ticket’s have already been sold by the team. The reduced price could very well represent the reduced price STH pay for tickets, which means it represents a season ticket sold for next season.

    Finally why is there a double standard for markets in danger? Coyotes attendance, and ticket value is counted by the media in whatever way is most harmful to them. For example a sold out arena in Toronto or Vancouver is based on gate sales. Here in Phoenix it’s based on bums in chairs. Toronto ticket prices are based on face value not on the secondary market price which has dropped significantly in the past few years, sometimes below face value. The double standard is frustrating for the fans in this market because it seems like no matter how things improve, there is always someone cheering us on to fail.

    • sunking1 - May 15, 2012 at 1:49 PM

      I agree. Of the bloggers on Pro Hockey Talk, Jason Brough always seems to have smart alecky comments on the ‘non traditional’ hockey markets.
      His schtick gets old.

      • Jason Brough - May 15, 2012 at 1:54 PM

        For example?

      • sunking1 - May 15, 2012 at 2:52 PM

        here’s a few …

        “Guess tonight’s attendance: Dallas visits Columbus. How many people will show up to watch the Jackets host the Stars tonight? Guess right, we’ll give you a sports car.”

        “The scalpers must be starving in Dallas. It’s pretty cheap to go to a Stars game.”

        “Show up in Halloween costume, see Panthers for free (if you’re a kid)”

      • Jason Brough - May 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM

        Has attendance not been an issue in those markets? Those stories are a way to demonstrate it.

    • hibackhand - May 15, 2012 at 4:52 PM

      I like “smart alecky” comments. and non-traditional hockey markets are ridiculous and should be ridiculed until they become traditional hockey markets.

  3. pavelfitzgerald - May 15, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    If improvement is $25 for Conference title tickets then you’ve answered your own question. People bag on the situation because it makes no sense that this team has stayed in a market that has lost money for 15 years straight. Don’t bag on the media for doing their job

  4. guitarmy204 - May 15, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Classic Phoenix. Will they blame this on all the snow birds who have left already?

  5. AlohaMrHand - May 15, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Those shirts are pretty sweet!

  6. proudliberal85392 - May 15, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    I love these folks across North America who’ve decided we don’t need a hockey team here in Phoenix. My only question would be this: Who died and left you in charge?

    • comeonnowguys - May 15, 2012 at 3:37 PM

      No, you’re totally right. Phoenix has consistently proved that they both deserve and can support a hockey team.

      Regular season attendance rank, according to ESPN.com:
      2011-12: 30th
      2010-11: 29th
      2009-10: 30th
      2008-09: 28th
      2007-08: 29th
      2006-07: 24th
      2005-06: 22nd
      2003-04: 19th
      2002-03: 29th
      2001-02: 29th
      2000-01: 27th

      Good job on climbing out of the bottom third of the league in attendance eight years ago.

    • lewdood - May 15, 2012 at 11:12 PM

      How about you stop being pissy with the 99.999% of the hockey world that sees this situation for the embarrassment it is, and save your anger and frustration for your neighbors, co-workers and friends who for 15 years have refused to support the team you love. It’s not our fault your team is a financial disaster, and I don’t think it’s your fault (meaning YOU, specifically), but it IS the fault of the people of Phoenix. Your city supports the Cards, D Backs and Suns. But please face the facts — they don’t care one iota about hockey.

  7. jimw81 - May 15, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    If that was flyers u would be shelling out $125 for a seat in nosebleed section.

  8. proudliberal85392 - May 15, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    And, jimw81, if you had wheels, you’d a trolley.

  9. proudliberal85392 - May 15, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    you’d be a trolley.

  10. ynothockey - May 15, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Blah blah blah blah. Never anything good to say about Phoenix the Coyotes or the fans. Your articles are getting old.

    • Jason Brough - May 15, 2012 at 2:50 PM

      Enjoy:

      http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/12/coyotes-are-finally-a-front-page-story-in-arizona/

  11. lewdood - May 15, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Even the Ticket Oak can’t give away Coyotes tickets.

    “Please Ben, take these tickets! Ben, where are you going? Come back! I have 8,000 more tickets on my branches!!!”

  12. fiddytucker - May 16, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    A fan base is earned slowly in Arizona. The team was ran poorly and ownership padded numbers for building on their other business. There is not 1 big named star on the Coyotes. Arizona has been good to so many out of state transplants, but they stay here and support other teams. Jameson will make it happen. For those that live here but hate on AZ, THERE’S the effing door.

Featured video

Flyers have many concerns

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Datsyuk (3425)
  2. J. Spezza (3009)
  3. J. Drouin (2951)
  4. E. Kane (2877)
  5. S. Varlamov (2873)
  1. M. Gaborik (2735)
  2. E. Staal (2625)
  3. V. Hedman (2258)
  4. P. Dupuis (2250)
  5. P. Stastny (2206)