It’s becoming more and more affordable to see the Washington Capitals play in the NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals, according to TicketIQ.com, which tracks ticket prices on the secondary market. In fact, the price of Capitals tickets in DC has dropped 36 percent in the last eight days, and the current average asking price is now $467 from a high of $643 on May 7, according to TicketIQ.
The drop comes after the Capitals lost game three against the Lightning who got back in the series with their game three win. The average asking price for a ticket to Game 1 game is $343 and the average asking price for Game 4 is $418, down from $513 before game three. The highest average asking price for a Capitals home game is $518 for the if-needed Game 6 – that price is the highest of any Capitals home playoff game since TicketIQ began tracking data in 2011. It’s also down from $545 before game three.
With an average asking price of $426 in Washington, it will cost fans more to see this conference final than any other playoff game this decade. The next most expensive was $359 when the Caps played the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round last year.
Fans Paying Big Bucks For Capitals Conference Finals Tickets On Secondary Market
Washington Capitals fans are finally starting to believe – and demand for tickets to the NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals reflect that. According to TicketIQ.com, the average asking price on the secondary market for Capitals tickets to the Conference Finals in Washington is $643. That is the second-highest asking price for the three teams that have already qualified for the conference finals, and the 7th most expensive in the last decade. The Vegas Golden Knights are currently commanding the highest price — $823 – for games at T-Mobile Arena.
The Capitals, who needed six games each to beat Columbus in the first round and Pittsburgh in the second round, won the Metropolitan Division, but interest in the opening rounds was tepid. The average asking price for Conference Finals is 124 percent higher than the $287 fans paid for the semifinals. It’s also currently the fifth-highest asking price for a conference final on the secondary market since TicketIQ.com began tracking data in 2011.
Washington has not advanced to the Conference Finals since losing to Detroit in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1998. They’ll play the Tampa Bay Lightning and will host a maximum of three games. The priciest on the secondary market is the if-needed Game 6, for which the average asking price is $779. The next most expensive is Game 3 at $625, followed by Game 4 at $525. The average asking price for the series overall is $575 and Tampa Bay fans are paying an average of $525 for home games.
The get-in price at Capital One Arena on the secondary market ranges from $170 for Games 3 and 4 to $245 for the if-needed Game 6. Inventory for games in Washington is moderate, with more than 2,000 tickets still available for Games 3 and 4 and less than 1,000 still available for Game 6.