Will the Vegas Golden Knights become the first expansion team in the history of major professional sports to win it all?
Fans sure hope so and are driving up ticket prices as the team prepares for its Stanley Cup Finals second-round series against the San Jose Sharks tonight. Both teams swept their first-round opponents and have been off for more than a week.
According to TicketIQ.com, the average asking price for a ticket to see the Golden Knights play at T-Mobile Arena is the second highest across the NHL. The $621 asking price on the secondary market represents a 28 percent increase over the cost of tickets to opening round against the Los Angeles Kings. Only the Winnipeg Jets ($632) are commanding a higher price at home. The cheapest average asking price on the secondary market is $229 in Pittsburgh. The Jets (No. 1) and Golden Knights (No. 2) have the highest average asking prices for a second-round NHL playoff game since TicketIQ began tracking data in 2011.
The Golden Knights can host up to four games, and none of them will be cheap. The most expensive asking price is for an if-needed Game 7, which is currently at $797. The least expensive asking price if for Game 1 ($495) while and Game 2 ($631) is the second most expensive and Game 5 ($562) is third. The overall series average asking price on the secondary market is $467 and it will be significantly cheaper to see a game in San Jose ($261).
The get-in price at T-Mobile Arena ranges from $156 for Game 1 up to $214 for Game 7. It’s just $98 for Game 3 and $99 for Game 4 in San Jose.
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