Ticket brokers say Chicago Blackhawks tickets are selling better than the last run for the Stanley Cup. Christian Farr reports.
The hottest ticket in Chicago currently costs an average of $1,422.03.
That's the going rate for Blackhawks fans to see their team take on the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals at the United Center, according to TiqIQ, a New York City-based company that aggregates tickets sold on StubHub, Ticketnetwork, Ticketsnow and eBay.
If it sounds like a lot, consider this: Fans paid 26 percent more for Hawks games during the 2010 Cup Finals, when the average ticket price was $1,923.13.
Chris Matcovich, vice president of data and communications for New York City-based TiqIQ, said the average ticket price for all four possible home Hawks games are as follows: $1,131.82 for Game 1, $1,196.62 for Game 2, $1,668.77 for Game 3 and $1,917.77 for Game 4.
Comparatively, the average price for all possible Bruins home games is currently $1,380.38, a 29.78 percent increase from their Stanley Cup win in 2011.
Hawks fans also are willing to stand. Matcovich says the current average for standing-room-only tickets is $278.34. That tops out during a possible home Game 4 at $711.02.
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