Now in its 12th year, 2020 Winter Classic tickets rebounded in average price on the secondary market compared to last season. Despite a new location in Notre Dame Stadium, tickets las year were going as low $75 to see the Blackhawks take on Bruins. This year, the cheapest tickets on the secondary ticket market is double that price to see the Nashville Predators take on the Dallas Stars at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.
Below is the average price on the secondary ticket market over the last decade for every Winter Classic game. With over 90,000 tickets to sell, the high average price is all the more impressive compared to prior years. Compared to other football stadium games since 2011m it's the 3rd most expensive game, behind 2012 at Heinz Field and 2016 at Gillette Stadium. The Cotton Bowl Stadium will become only the third venue in the state of Texas to host a regular-season NHL contest along with American Airlines Center and Reunion Arena.
On the secondary market TicketIQ will offer fans a Low Price Guarantees on all Nashville Predators home games and Dallas Stars home games. In addition to Low Price Guarantees on all College Football tickets. That means that if you find a secondary market ticket for less on a site like StubHub or Vivid, we’ll give you 200% of the difference in ticket credit. TicketIQ customers save up to 25%.
TicketIQ is committed to the cheapest tickets possible, and we make much less on sold out tickets compared to other major marketplaces like StubHub and Vivid. That means ticket buyers save from up to 25% on TicketIQ on sports, music and theater. We're able to do this because we also work with teams, venues, and other ticket owners, to help them sell tickets at face price, directly to consumers like you, through Ticketmaster and AXS. For an overview of the 2019 NHL Ticket Buying landscape, and details on the cheapest way to get tickets for every team, visit the TicketIQ Blog.
While an original six matchup in a historic venue feels like it should have a higher price, at a capacity 77,622, it's the second-highest capacity for a Winter Classic, behind only the 2013 edition at Michigan Stadium that was played to over 100,000 Red Wings and Maple Leafs fans. It also doesn't help that, at a record of 10-19, the Blackhawks sit in last place on in the Western conference central division. It's also the fourth winter classic for the Blackhawks at a moment in Chicago Sports when the Bears just clinched their first playoff birth since 2010. Throw into that, a 90-mile drive from Chicago, and it's likely that prices will drop in the next two weeks. For loyal Blackhawks fans or die-hard Bruins fans, the good news is that you can get a center-ice ticket for under $200. Lower Corners are going for $100, which isn't a bad deal to kick off your 2019 event calendar.