By Brad Lee
A blog associated with the Toronto Globe and Mail Â posted a breakdown of average NHL ticket prices across the league. The report was done by Team Marketing Report Ltd., which totally sounds like a madeup company, but whatever. The chart lists all 30 NHL teams and their average ticket prices along with some other interesting data.
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Avg. premium ticket
The Canadian teams were converted to US at a $1.002 exchange rate. The Coyotes had a large average ticket increase because of a re-zoning of their seats.
The FCI is the Fan Cost Index and includes: four average-priced tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hot dogs, parking for one car, two game programs and two least-expensive and adult-size adjustable caps. Why you would need two game programs when buying one Game Time is enough is beyond us.
Granted, the $7 seats throw the average way off, but are you going to complain? Also interesting to note, the decrease in the Blues' average cost is less than the increase before last season, but again, how much are you going to bitch at an ownership group that admitted that the increase was a mistake and then took a large step in correcting it?
As always, the comments are open for business.