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04-05-2012, 09:55 AM
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It's not really the owners here, it's the market prices. If people refused to pay $150 for nosebleed seats they wouldn't be $150. You're competing with people who either have a lot more money or are willing to sacrifice other things in their lives to go see the Rangers play
You are correct about the $150 as that is the secondary market, but still, the Rangers sell those seats for $84 in the nosebleeds for a lousy first round game, not to mention what the seats down below costs. I mean 300 section goes for 110-130 face value! That is insane! Sorry I love the Rangers, watch every game, live and die with them, been watching since the late 70's, I can find a thousand things better to do with my money than give it to Dolan!

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For what you pay for these tickets, just go out and buy a 65" HDTV. These sport owners are taking advantage of the average fan. I will not resort to spending $150 a ticket for noise bleed seats for a first round playoff game. Bettman preached how the Lockout was for the fans, how the Salary cap would help reduce ticket costs, yea right, all it does is increase owner profit margin!
Or, do it right and buy a HD front projector. I absolutely agree with you that it's a better value watching from the comfort of your own home...and with a 110" HD screen you see all the action way before Sam and Joe do. I have two pairs of seasons, but I definitely think the value proposition is eating and drinking like a king at home watching on the giant screen and still having a fistful of dollars left over afterwards. Yes, watching playoff hockey live is great. But if I didn't have seasons I couldn't see myself paying market value to go very often.

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For the night playoff games bring that projector outside in the backyard. Invite all your Rangers buddies over and party outside watching the Rangers!

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Better question I should have asked is section 303 rennovated??

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I have a ticket stub from Shea in 1998. Field level just past first base. The price was $18 on the ticket.

That same seat face value is well about $128 now at Citi Field. Maybe the last 14 years went by fast for me and it feels like yesterday .But my salary didn't go up 10x from 2002 to 2012.

Rangers games at that time (while I was in college) I used to get the 300s seats for $40 I remember. (vs the islanders)

One time we splurged for 100s ($120) and once for the 200s ($65).

Tower records had tickets for sale all year.

That was reasonable for a college kid making $80 a week. Now you have to usually pay over $100 just for the worst seats. Am I sounding like my mom talking about how much she paid for her house in 1970?

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For what you pay for these tickets, just go out and buy a 65" HDTV. These sport owners are taking advantage of the average fan. I will not resort to spending $150 a ticket for noise bleed seats for a first round playoff game. Bettman preached how the Lockout was for the fans, how the Salary cap would help reduce ticket costs, yea right, all it does is increase owner profit margin!
If the tickets sale for $150 on the resale sites and the team charges $84 list, then how is the team taking advantage of the fan?

If $150 is the market price for the first round then how much will a 2nd, 3rd rd, etc go for? Perhaps they're cheap?

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04-05-2012, 12:17 PM
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it comes down to simple economics, supply and demand

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Theres no sense in complaining about tickets on the market. If you were a STH or someone who had tickets, you'd be listing it for the same price that they are going for.

Is it unfortunate? Yeah, because I probably won't be able to get to a game, but I totally understand it. The Rangers are a hot ticket now, and especially in the playoffs. If somebody can get that much for their tickets, then more power to them. I'd be doing the same.

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Question, im not a season ticket holder, what kinda prices would i be looking at for first round 400 level?

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Question, im not a season ticket holder, what kinda prices would i be looking at for first round 400 level?
Well your only option now is StubHub and Ticket Exchange when it's turned on unless Ticketmaster releases more tickets so I'd be looking at $175+ including fees per ticket.

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Right now I see obstructed good for $155+.... Add fees and shipping costs.... That's crazy.

Devil tickets going for $46....

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It looks like I'll be watching the playoffs from the comfort of my couch (or a bar). These prices are insane.

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Right now I see obstructed good for $155+.... Add fees and shipping costs.... That's crazy.

Devil tickets going for $46....
Which reminds me, any of you guys buying Devils Home Game 1 or 2 tickets in the 2nd round right now? Might be worth it if you truly think the Rangers will play them in round 2, before the prices skyrocket. I'm gonna wait a while but I'd love to see a game at the Rock this year

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Which reminds me, any of you guys buying Devils Home Game 1 or 2 tickets in the 2nd round right now? Might be worth it if you truly think the Rangers will play them in round 2, before the prices skyrocket. I'm gonna wait a while but I'd love to see a game at the Rock this year
Good news is the Devils only have round 1 tickets on sale so by the time they put round 2 out, you may have a better idea of if the teams meet. The way I figure is if they do indeed get to the 2nd round, even if they don't face the Rangers chances are they will face the Bruins, Pens, or Flyers and you'd probably be able to get your money back.

EDIT - Actually it's not possible they face the Bruins in the 2nd round. Barring upsets across the board though, they would be facing one of the Pens or Flyers.

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It looks like I'll be watching the playoffs from the comfort of my couch (or a bar). These prices are insane.
Same here.

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It looks like I'll be watching the playoffs from the comfort of my couch (or a bar). These prices are insane.
I waited almost 20 years for a team this good. My goal is to go to at least 2 games in each series. Nothing matches playoff hockey in MSG!

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That was my thought process but these prices are insane. I'm only 23, hopefully when I get a higher paying job a few years down the line I'll be able to go to some playoff games (assuming the Rangers hold up their end of the bargain).

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I waited almost 20 years for a team this good. My goal is to go to at least 2 games in each series. Nothing matches playoff hockey in MSG!
Ya, since I ended up not getting to a game this season (prices were insane for the games) I just tried to get PO tickets. Sadly I could only find R1 G7 obstructed tickets on TM but at least they weren't ridiculously expensive and still in MSG>

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I went to log into my account and the subscriber central page is down, says "please come back later", hopefully it's down because it might be in the process of updating all the accounts and ticket exchange with playoff tickets. We shall see.

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Right now I see obstructed good for $155+.... Add fees and shipping costs.... That's crazy.

Devil tickets going for $46....
How can you compare the Rangers to the Devils? The market is not there for the Devils -- nobody wants to go. Heck, I bought Ranger-Devil tickets once this year and they just sent me an email asking me to buy playoff strips (which, by the way, I would get a $100 food voucher and an autographed stick). That sounds pretty desperate on their part if you ask me.

And I agree that there's a good chance we play the Devils in the playoffs, so you might as well pick up Round 2 tickets now if you can. Worst case scenario is you sell them.

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might be a dumb question but if the Rangers pens bruins and devils all win in the first round who do we play? don't they reseed everyone after round 1?

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might be a dumb question but if the Rangers pens bruins and devils all win in the first round who do we play? don't they reseed everyone after round 1?
They would play the Devils.

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might be a dumb question but if the Rangers pens bruins and devils all win in the first round who do we play? don't they reseed everyone after round 1?
They do it based on seeding currently. NYR would face lowest remaining seed which would be the Devils in this case.

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It seems as a lot of younger fans are complaining of the high playoff ticket prices. For those that remember the secondary market was insane back in 1994 much more so than today. The main difference was no stubhub or T/E back then. I had a friend who was offered and excepted for game #5 against Vancouver the total price of full season tickets just for this 1 game. The Rangers captured the City that spring and it was a madhouse all around the Garden during the last 2 series when the Rangers were playing. The bars in the vicinity of MSG were 10 deep for every game. I think that if the Rangers make a deep run it will be the same again. After Messier guaranteed a win against the Devils and came through the ticket demand for the last 5 home games was crazy. WFAN who broadcast the Rangers back then gave away 2 tickets for the 1940th caller for came 7 and supposedly the phone lines went down because of ridiculous call volume.
I am looking forward to the playoffs

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It seems as a lot of younger fans are complaining of the high playoff ticket prices. For those that remember the secondary market was insane back in 1994 much more so than today. The main difference was no stubhub or T/E back then. I had a friend who was offered and excepted for game #5 against Vancouver the total price of full season tickets just for this 1 game. The Rangers captured the City that spring and it was a madhouse all around the Garden during the last 2 series when the Rangers were playing. The bars in the vicinity of MSG were 10 deep for every game. I think that if the Rangers make a deep run it will be the same again. After Messier guaranteed a win against the Devils and came through the ticket demand for the last 5 home games was crazy. WFAN who broadcast the Rangers back then gave away 2 tickets for the 1940th caller for came 7 and supposedly the phone lines went down because of ridiculous call volume.
I am looking forward to the playoffs
Yes the prices have always gone through the roof for the playoffs, especially if it looks like the Rangers can make a run. I remember I paid $110 for a blue seat to Game 2 of the Devils series in '94. Made the exchange with the scalper in the vestibule at Macy's. I really prefer Stub Hub!

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Hi all, long time reader, first time poster. I know they released individual tickets on Ticketmaster for rounds 1 and 2, but does anyone know how individual tickets work for the ECF and SCF?

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