January 15th, 2013, 10:55 PM #11
I actually agree, but by different logic. I don't really think the lockout will factor in.
I believe that many people who bought season seats last year bought them with the intention to sell them since they figured the Kings would be a "hot ticket" this year, or they were buying them to get the SC Finals tickets to sell (again, with the intention of selling them). There will therefore be a ton of tickets on the market for each game, and come game day prices will have to come way down with so many on the market. Good news for buyers.
Big-ticket games like opening night, ring night, vs. Anaheim/Detroit/Vancouver will be expensive... but the average game figures to be below face value on game day, in my estimation.
Hell, look at Saturday's game. 1430 tickets currently on Stubhub! Lots of sellers out there.
January 16th, 2013, 11:46 AM #12
January 16th, 2013, 01:08 PM #13
You made a model but neglected to check the schedule?
Originally Posted by Cup4TheKings
No Eastern Conference teams, homeboy.
January 16th, 2013, 03:10 PM #14
I agree with USCKingsFan31 - lots of Kings "fans" bought season tickets and will ride the momentum for as long as it lasts. You see the same thing with Lakers season seat holders. Lots of people became Lakers STH for investment purposes rather than because they were avid fans. The investment paid off for many years although it is tougher now because the Lakers like most teams price the playoff tickets towards market value even for STH. Every single Lakers game has tons of available seats through all the different channels. As long as the Kings are playing well and competing at a high level tickets will always be available at market clearing prices. Just my 2 cents...
January 17th, 2013, 07:01 PM #15
by isles i meant just any crappy team (they're the stand-in). i'm also throwing in my agreement with usc kings fan. you guys wait n see, there will be plenty of tickets available for every game this year. the cup win won't have made a dent in demand, the lockout made casual fans lose momentum, and the extra season tix and early purchasing of tix around this time of year for the purpose of flipping them for a profit is going to result in cheap sclpr tix for me and like-minded individuals.
Originally Posted by ManchesterFig
Last edited by Cup4TheKings; January 17th, 2013 at 07:04 PM.
January 17th, 2013, 07:04 PM #16
Here's my model. If after winning the cup the Kings get off to a nice start and look like a solid playoff team, it will be a tough ticket.
Hockey's original bad boy. The "Cowboy" Howie Young
January 17th, 2013, 07:15 PM #17
I am only trying to sell a few games and just hope I don't take a huge hit.I believe a lot of tickets will end up on stubhub.
Originally Posted by KINGS17
January 17th, 2013, 08:34 PM #18
This could be quite true AND you can add in the fact that it is all inner conference may play into that. I look at the back to back with the Flames and then PHX as being a good time to pick up a cheap ticket.
Originally Posted by USCKingsFan31
What can work against this logic though is the shortened season with less games and each game should hold a higher level of intensity then normal early season games.
January 18th, 2013, 01:48 AM #19
well tickets on stubhub for the home opener are already going down. i bought mine on sunday and now they're about $35 cheaper in the 300s and $25 cheaper in the 200s. not sure about the differential in the 100s, but those are cheaper, too.
it's still not quite what some people are willing to pay, but i'm sure it'll go down more and the rest of the season should be easy to get for a decent price if 36 hrs from the opener, there's still 1000 tix left with dropping prices.
January 18th, 2013, 12:30 PM #20
I do not have season tickets and purchase tickets to about 10 games a season on stubhub or other ticket brokers ... so far, from what I can tell, the tickets are very high with plenty left over (as of this post 1000+ tickets are available on stubhub). Right now upper deck tickets are going for 145 and higher, someone has already posted that they did drop in price by 25-35 and in some cases as much as 50.
I assume after this home opener the prices will come down drastically on stub hub for the remaining games, I think the lockout did hurt the casual fan market.