Ticket Demand for NHL All-Star Game On Pace to Set Local, League Records
Hockey fans are gearing up for this year’s NHL All-Star Game, set to take over the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, this weekend.
Demand for the weekend-long festivities–Saturday’s Skills Competition and the actual All-Star Game on Sunday–are quite high, with tickets reselling at $778 (for the weekend pass). Tickets for Sunday’s game alone have reached an average resale price of $436.04; tickets for the Skills Competition on Saturday are selling for $291.50 on average.
This is the most expensive NHL All-Star game of the past five years, as this full-weekend ticket nearly doubles last year’s previously record-setting event in Columbus, OH, for which tickets resold for an average of $474.46.
To put these prices into context, this is the second most expensive event SeatGeek has ever tracked at Bridgestone Arena. Only an all-session ticket to the 2015 SEC basketball tournament–which featured an undefeated Kentucky team ranked #1 in the country–edged out this year’s game, with tickets highly in demand at an average resale price of $913.71.
Another contributing factor to the high ticket prices is that the actual volume of available secondary tickets is lower than expected. This illustrates how high popularity is for the upcoming event NHL All-Star Weekend, with Nashville locals seemingly intent on attending the game and Skills Challenge rather than putting up their tickets for resale. There are currently just under 100 All-Star weekend tickets available for resale. By comparison, that’s about an eighth of what’s currently available on SeatGeek for the following Predators home game on February 2.
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