Providence, Boston University Helping Drive Up Prices For Frozen Four Tickets

(UPDATE 4/6/15) Much has been made of the Final Four taking place on the basketball court this past weekend, but that is far from the only major college tournament set to conclude. 950 miles away from Indianapolis, the Frozen Four will be taking place at Boston’s TD Garden. The Frozen Four will crown the champion for the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament. Sixteen schools started in the tournament and just four remain. Those schools are Omaha, Providence, North Dakota and Boston University. Thanks to the closeness of Providence and BU, Final Four tickets are seeing some high prices on the secondary market.

Currently, the average price for Frozen Four tickets is $368.65. That includes a ticket for both games on April 9 — Omaha vs Providence and Boston University vs North Dakota. The get-in price for the session is $179. The Frozen Four session will be the most expensive hockey game played at TD Garden this season. The most expensive home Bruins game came recently against the New York Rangers. The average price for the game was $345.56 with a get-in price of $121 on March 28.

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With only 16 schools in the tournament, the original breakdown is four regions of four schools. Providence was a No. 4 seed in the first round, upsetting No. 1 seed Miami (OH) by a second of 7-5. The Friars then defeated No. 2 seed Denver by a 4-1 final to take a place in the Frozen Four. Providence is only an hour away from Boston by car (50 miles) making it an easy trip for any Friars fans to attend on Thursday.

Boston University will have a nice home ice advantage, getting to play its Frozen Four game against North Dakota in its own town. BU was a No. 1 seed in the Northeast region and the No. 3 seed overall. While typically a good hockey school, Boston University had not made the tournament since 2012.

It is possible that Providence and BU could meet in the title game on Saturday. The championship game currently has an average price of $329.18 with a get-in price of $152. It is likely if both local schools advance, the average price would increase.

An all-sessions pass would be the best deal for those wanting to attend both sessions. The current average price for an all-sessions strip is $628.14 with a get-in price of $280.

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(3/24) The stage is set for this year’s Frozen Four, which will take place at Boston’s TD Garden from April 9-11. The NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament is set to begin on March 27, and the tournament’s first two rounds will be held between March 27 and 29 across four regional venues.

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MSU-Mankato has captured the No. 1 seed in the tournament while North Dakota and Boston University claim the No. 2 and 3 seeds, respectively. Miami (Ohio) rounds off the top four.

Plenty of hockey will be played before the Frozen Four is determined, but preliminary ticket prices on the secondary market won’t be cheap. An All Sessions Pass to the Frozen Four, which also includes a ticket to the Championship Game on April 11, currently averages at $574.97 on TicketIQ. The cheapest available is currently listed for $264.

For those looking for individual day tickets, Semifinal Frozen Four tickets on TicketIQ own an average price of $274.34 and the get-in price starts at $119. Championship Game Frozen Four tickets average at $311.11 and the cheapest ticket is currently $175.

2015 will mark the seventh time Boston has been the hosting city for the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey playoff tournament. The city first hosted the event in 1960 and has since welcomed it in 1963, 1972-74, 1998 and 2004.

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