Chicago Blackhawks: Chicago’s Hottest Tickets

August 18th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
As expected, regular season tickets to see the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks sold out quickly on Monday morning.

Thanks to Ticketmaster’s software and sky-high demand, most fans were frustrated by the buying experience, with many left out in the cold wondering how much they would have to spend to see a game this year.

The answer: $200.

Per seat.

At lunchtime on Monday, just three hours after tickets went on sale, the cheapest ticket with a seat attached for the Hawks home opener is $206 per seat (in the 13th row of the 300 level). Standing room only tickets are starting at $139 each for that night, when the Blackhawks will raise their first banner in the United Center before hosting the Detroit Red Wings.

Considering the number of home games (41), the cost of Blackhawks games is astronomical compared to other teams in town. When the Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers for a nationally-televised Monday Night game in late September, a 300-level ticket can be had for $135; the Bears only host eight regular season games per season. Multiple second-hand ticket sales agencies confirmed Monday that ...

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