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Jackets tickets are hot; Stars not so much

Apr 21, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

Following is a screen shot from ticket reseller StubHub’s website:


Obviously, for the Blue Jackets, winning Game 2 helped build the excitement for Game 3. The proximity of Columbus and Pittsburgh is also probably stoking demand; expect plenty of Penguins fans in the building tonight.

Still, for a team that finished 27th in attendance this season, averaging just 14,698 fans per game, it marks quite the turnaround, while also lending credence to the theory that Columbus was a sleeping lion of an NHL market that just needed to be woken up.

As for the Stars, losing Games 1 and 2 in Anaheim wasn’t ideal from a ticket resale perspective. There’s also the NBA Mavericks in the playoffs to compete with. If you think $27 is cheap to see a postseason game live, tickets can be had for as little as $21.95 for Wednesday’s Game 4.

  1. lordfletcher - Apr 21, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Reading this and all I can think of… running into Norm Green , and kicking what nuts he has repeatedly till I can punch em down his throat!!!

    That said, this Wild fan is truly happy for jacket fans!!!

  2. bluelinemh - Apr 21, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    I do not know the layout of American Airlines center but I do know the United Center and you have to take into account the idea of standing room tickets which usually are pretty cheap, that is until you keep moving on in the playoffs.

  3. c9castine - Apr 21, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    wow. tickets start at Consol at around 150 or so for those first two games but have come down to 100+ for atleast game 5. i know a lot of people that are going to columbus for the games, unfortunately for the jackets only about 75% of the fans there will be rooting for them.

    cant believe how cheap tickets are not only at American Airlines, but Xcel Energy, and United Airlines. But if i could get playoff tickerts for 30 bucks a peice i would be at every one. all two of them 😉

  4. jcmeyer10 - Apr 21, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    I wonder if Urban Meyer is going!

  5. general74 - Apr 21, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    The Blue Jackets also sold standing room only tickets so that theory on the low ticket prices does not hold water.

  6. nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 21, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    And still plenty of great seats available in Air Canada Center for this round. Really low prices too.

  7. joey4id - Apr 21, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    And the Bolts cancelled all sales for game 5……

  8. shaundre93 - Apr 21, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    I like the “sleeping lion” comment made. I feel like the state of Ohio is desperate for a winning sports franchise. I think they have some good fans there, but what have they had to cheer for, in any pro sport, in the last… forever? If the Blue Jackets are able to build off of ( or even continue) this season, they could be the premier team of ohio, which would be huge for the NHL. Im no CBJ fan, but I’m definitely rooting for em!

  9. nicofthenorthstar - Apr 21, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Well said lordfletcher. Took a team from one of the best hockey markets to friggin Dallas. Always enjoy seeing the Brownstars lose, but until TX no longer has an NHL team and MN wins the cup I will have a hard time letting go of this.
    Meanwhile, we have a team with one of the worst name, uniform combos in pro sports. But at least we have a team.

  10. vanindeed - Apr 21, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Parking included?

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