NBA Finals and NHL Stanley Cup Final, A Comparison

June 18th, 2010 by SeatGeek Leave a reply »

The Los Angeles Lakers were victorious over the Boston Celtics last night by a score of 83-79, ending the Celtics season and giving the Lakers their 16th Finals Championship. Throughout these NBA Finals, we have been giving you game recaps, along with the listing prices for tickets on the secondary market for each game. Now that it’s all said and done, we wanted to take a look back at the transaction prices for tickets for each game, and compare the data to that of the NHL Stanley Cup Final.

Both of these series featured two marquee match ups; the Stanley Cup Final was between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks. The NBA Finals was even more of a dream match up; the Celtics and the Lakers are two of the winningest and most storied franchises in all of sports. Yet surprisingly, especially given the greater popularity of the NBA over the NHL, ticket transaction averages were greater for the NHL Finals than they were for the NBA Finals. The average transaction price for tickets for the Stanley Cup Final was $718, compared to $699 for the N ...

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