Secondary ticket marketplace Vivid Seats has released data on the price of all NHL playoff tickets for all cities competing for the Stanley Cup, including the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are finally back in the playoffs and are set to kick off their series against the Washington Capitals on Thursday, April 13 at the Verizon Centre in DC.
The Leafs will return home to face the Caps at the Air Canada Centre on Monday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 19 and there is no doubt tickets to those two games will be highly coveted by the who’s who of Toronto with very deep pockets.
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Secondary ticket marketplace Vivid Seats has released data on the price of all NHL playoff tickets and there should be no surprise that tickets to see the Maple Leafs in Toronto are the highest in the NHL by a landslide. The cost of a ticket to see Auston Matthews and company in the Mecca of hockey are going for an average price of $492 (USD), which is $409 (USD) more per ticket to see a game in the least expensive city in the NHL in Anaheim; who has an average price of $83 (USD).
NHL fans all across Canada are having to shell out huge dollars in order to see their team play. The Edmonton Oilers were a close second to Toronto’s ticket prices with an average cost of $474 (USD) per ticket.
Last year, no Canadian NHL teams made the playoffs but there are five Canadian franchises who qualified for the playoffs this season. Canadians only accounted for three percent of all tickets sold last year, while that number has increased to 30 percent this season.
Tickets for the Bell Centre in Montreal to see the Canadians are being sold for an average price of $249 (USD) per ticket, which ranks fifth in the NHL.
The Calgary Flames are ranked seventh in ticket price with an average cost of $232 (USD), while the Ottawa Senators have the cheapest average ticket price for any Canadian City ranking 13th of the 16 NHL cities. The Senators had an average price of $143 (USD) per ticket.
Basically, if you live in Toronto and didn’t really have an allegiance to the Leafs and just wanted to see an NHL playoff game; it would be cheaper to buy a ticket to see Ottawa, get a hotel room at Chateau Laurier, enjoy a nice meal and perhaps a few cocktails in the ByWard Market and cover the cost of gas there and back.
However, you would have to be subjected to two hours of watching the Senators. Which is why most Torontonians are getting out that Visa or MasterCard and saying, “Go Leafs Go!”