Blackhawks fans are some of the most loyal sports fans around, as reflected in the price of season tickets.
Crain's Chicago Business reports the cost to buy season tickets will increase for the sixth year in a row next season, making a seat at the United Center among the most expensive in the NHL. Each year, the average price increases about 8 percent, according to Crain's.
Prior to the Hawks winning the Stanely Cup in 2010, tickets were much cheaper. If next year's average ticket price per game hits $85 -- as predicted by Team Marketing Report's calculation -- then the price will have increased about 80 percent since 2009.
Season ticket prices for next season range from $1,848 for 300-level Tier 3 seats to $18,040 for 100-level platinum seats, according to ESPN.
Despite the high price of tickets, Hawks fans continue to pay up. Last month, fans paid even more for resale tickets at an average of $176, which is the second highest resale price in the NHL, according to Crain's.