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Stanley Cup finals tickets are pretty expensive

May 28, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

Tickets to the Stanley Cup finals aren’t going for cheap on the secondary market. Below in the right-hand column are the most recent prices at


(So you don’t have to squint: Game 1 starting price is $282; Game 2 $362, Game 3 $419; Game 4 $490; Game 5 $419; Game 6 $535; and Game 7 $499.)

And those are the least expensive tickets. For seats in the lower deck, the cost is easily into the four digits.

We’ll see if prices remain at that level. Sometimes re-sellers swing for the fences first, then as the games approach they get more reasonable. Always a fun little game of chicken.

  1. hockey2222 - May 28, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    I think 282 to get into a SCF game seems pretty cheap compared to recent years. I remember prices in the 600 dollar range a few years back for uppers, but again that wasnt a game 1 on a wednesday night i dont think. Id be curious to know if the prices have gone up year over year.

  2. pavelfitzgerald - May 28, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    I think what’s more shocking is the amount left (2000+)!!

  3. ven9898 - May 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Doesn’t seem out of line of what to expect the tickets to cost. I had to pay 300+ for standing room in Chicago and couple years ago. It’s worth it if you are an actual fan of the game.

  4. dougr42 - May 28, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    i paid $250 for game 3 2010 in Philly.

  5. phipfwe76 - May 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    It’s amazing how steep the prices go up per round. I went to Panthers-Devils game 3 in the 1st round because I got tickets for $39 on stubhub (also because it’s 2 hours flat from where I live outside of Philly). Not a bad night out. Would love to go to Game 1 on Wednesday, but that’s a little too much for teams I have no rooting interest in. The couch will do fine.

  6. ironmike778 - May 28, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Biggest scam in this country is the ticket situation. It’s beyond me how the secondary market is allowed to monopolize tickets and sell at such insanely high scalped prices. It’s disgusting that it’s all legal somehow.

    • hockeyflow33 - May 29, 2012 at 1:52 AM

      Don’t buy tickets if you don’t like it. It works out great if you actually need tickets and didn’t luck into the lottery system

  7. mydadyourmom - May 28, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    These are waaaaay cheaper than last year.

    • barkar942 - May 28, 2012 at 8:51 PM

      Especially the tickets in the Swamp- oh wait- they moved to the ghetto. My bad!
      These people with these tickets will be lucky to get half of their asking price by game time in Newark!

  8. flyeredup - May 28, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    I paid $1,000 for Super Box 2 for Game 6 in 2010. Patrick Kane Ruined my day.

  9. blomfeld - May 29, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Stanley Cup Finals tickets are pretty expensive ? …

    and so they should be for Christ’s sake ! … these are the “finals” of North America’s winter game and therefore they should be costing an arm or a leg ! … this garbage about getting a pair of “lower bowl” seats for Game 5 at the Arena for only $29.95 (ie: includes parking and free beer) is an utter disgrace and a complete insult to those of us who grew up playing this wonderful game ! …

    I’m Canadian and I love the LA Kings ! … GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. blomfeld - May 29, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    For you youngsters out there … here’s a tribute to the “best” ever …

  11. hockeyflow33 - May 29, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    thats less than I was paying for B’s playoff tickets

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