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Want to see the Blues play for the Stanley Cup? Get out your wallet!

Tickets for what area fans hope will be a clinching Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final for the St. Louis Blues may be the most in-demand and expensive for any event in the history of the city.

According to SeatGeek.com, the least expensive ticket available to the Sunday-night clash with the Boston Bruins was $1,944 roughly 24 hours before the drop of the puck.  And don’t expect any special views for the price.  Those seats are in the upper corner of the Enterprise Center in the second-to-last row.

Seats in the lower bowl can be bought, but the price gets significantly steeper.  The lowest prices in the lower level start just shy of $3,000.  For those who want to feel they’re “in the action,” a seat up against the glass can be had for about $8,300.  Others in “row A” exceed $13,000.

Comparing Game 6 with similar events is difficult, because the 52-year wait for the opportunity to win a title is unprecedented.

That said, the Cardinals’ last chance to clinch came in Game 7 of the 2011 World Series.  For that game, 400-level tickets (in the high upper deck) started at $418 according to SeatGeek, less than a quarter of the price for the hockey game.

There have been years when concert tickets at various venues have outpaced prices for sporting events, but low-end seats to any such event have never approached $1,000 let alone surpassed it.

The “get in” price for this past year’s Super Bowl, according to USA Today, was about $1,000 higher than Game 6 in St. Louis, hitting $2,900.

 

George Sells

george.sells@metrostlcom.wpcomstaging.com George Sells is an Emmy Award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience in news. He has spent the last decade on the St. Louis media scene, working for KTVI Fox 2, HEC Media, and more recently as a host for KMOX Radio. His wife of twenty years, Julie, was born and raised in St. Louis. They have two kids and a dog.

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