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03-28-2011, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Murphy7 View Post
Playoff ticket face value prices are set by the NHL, not the individual teams. That's why STH tickets can end up with different face values than what is sold individually. The league also requires teams to hold a certain number of seats in each building for each game. If the Flyers wanted to sell 20,000 tix per game, they are not allowed until the league says so. When I was a kid, that was the only way into the Spectrum -- go the day of the game and wait at the window for tickets to be released. Then spend the day in Philly and come back to the arena for the game.
If that's true, then it's a new thing since the lockout. I know when I had season tickets and got playoff tickets I was reading about the pricing of the Flyers v. some other markets, and Detroit, for example, was a LOT more expensive. Detroit also stepped up their prices by round dramatically, and the Flyers were actually quoted as saying they were staying away from that.

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