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01-30-2012, 03:28 PM
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Ticket prices are shocking

I knew that Finland's games will be expensive (the cheapest ticket 156€) but all games are extremely precious. I was going to watch Usa-Fra, not anymore because the cheapest ticket is 70€!!... Finland is like toronto... you can demand anything.

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There's been a lot of talk about the expensive tickets in Sweden aswell. Right now you can only buy packages of four games(a round in the group stage stretching over two days) or two games(quarterfinals).

A package with nosebleed tix cost 895SEK(€101, $132), a package with the best seats cost 2995SEK(€338, $444).

I.e. if you want to take your standard sized family to watch Sweden play one game(even against Italy), you have to pay at least €400.

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if you want to take your standard sized family to watch Sweden play one game(even against Italy), you have to pay at least €400.
Finland vs Kazakstan for four person: 624€... in both countries costs are so damn high.

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Yeah, it's crazy. I was planning to catch the group stage game against Russia, but not for almost €300 for a decent seat(middle bowl, middle section is €280). Not happening..

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Iron chancellor Kummola said the "I doubt the ones who are whining about the prices were planning to go anyway". He's such a troll. I really hope they something about the Kazakhstan and France games, would be such a pity if they played for half empty arena...

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Pretty ignorant and arrogant statement by someone, who's not going to have to pay for his own, premium-seat tickets.


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Iron chancellor Kummola said the "I doubt the ones who are whining about the prices were planning to go anyway". He's such a troll. I really hope they something about the Kazakhstan and France games, would be such a pity if they played for half empty arena...
A decent ticket cost more than than most students have to spend for an entire month(if not more). Not to mention if you're looking to go from out of town and need to get a hotel room and a bunch of other costs, which isn't exactly cheap in either Stockholm or Helsinki.

I sincerely hope they don't sell out with these prices, but I've heard 40% of the tickets have already been sold for the Stockholm games.

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Who pays that much for a group stage game? Must be real die-hard fans with a lot of money to spend or people with company benefits.

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I can understand people being willing to pay that for a Finland - Canada game maybe, but Finland - Kazakhstan? Come on...
I can't even think of what the street prices will be if Finland manages to get to the final. The final is sold out now but the prices were 450/550 a pop.

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Compare this to the Legend game between Sweden and Finland now in Oddset Hockey Games; 90 SEK

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Couple of days ago Kalervo Kummola (President of the Finnish Ice Hockey Federation) defended ticket prices by saying that average ticket to NHL regular season game cost 450€ (=600 dollars)!! (the real avg. cost is 59 dollars)

What an imbecile this guy is. He has no clue of reality.

Afterwards he corrected his statement by saying his first account was wrong and he got the numbers from the President of Hockey Canada, Bob Nicholson.
It would be great if some canadian press would ask Bob did he really say avg. price for NHL game is 600 dollars or did Kummola misunderstood or something. Now Kummola has put the blame on Bob, but I have a feeling that Bob would have something else to say about the situation..


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Kummola is idiot.

Those ticket prices are outrageous

Mostly company/employer paid people in the stands.

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Too expensive to be true...

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The Swedish hockey federation has backed off a little after the criticism, so you can now buy tickets for single games.

More affordable prices now if you want to watch any games not Sweden, ranging from 125SEK(€14) to 770SEK(€86) depending on seat and game. Only the Russian games have tickets above €55.

The Swedish games are still on the expensive side ranging from 795SEK(€90) to 1495SEK(€168).

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I also put this here so if anyones after a ticket, can contact me:

I might have just won ticket or tickets for some stockholm game. Got a confirmation that I won, so they should mail me tickets.


Problem probably will be that i cant go to stockholm so I might sell it for some swedish fan, is anyone interested? I bet its going to be on a swedens game but I tell about it later

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I also put this here so if anyones after a ticket, can contact me:

I might have just won ticket or tickets for some stockholm game. Got a confirmation that I won, so they should mail me tickets.


Problem probably will be that i cant go to stockholm so I might sell it for some swedish fan, is anyone interested? I bet its going to be on a swedens game but I tell about it later
Cool, check your inbox!

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You guys just have to pass on your annual Bermudas holiday this time.

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The prices are the main reason France fanclub couldn't bring more than 10 people.

With the format change, we had to buy each day ticket for France games, including all other games we don't care about.
Way too expansive... The offer was about 1200 euros for 10 days, with only 1 game, and we had to buy the other games individually.

I'll try to watch it at TV

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The prices are the main reason France fanclub couldn't bring more than 10 people.

With the format change, we had to buy each day ticket for France games, including all other games we don't care about.
Way too expansive... The offer was about 1200 euros for 10 days, with only 1 game, and we had to buy the other games individually.

I'll try to watch it at TV
Yes this is sad. Very sad for hockey, but there is that many hockey fans in the host countries, and only so many seats in the arenas... Thinking about pricing, some central european countries would be much better hosts for the sake of normal people who would like to attend the atmosphere. These tickets really are just for rich people, normal people can barely go to one game or so.

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The prices are the main reason France fanclub couldn't bring more than 10 people.

With the format change, we had to buy each day ticket for France games, including all other games we don't care about.
Way too expansive... The offer was about 1200 euros for 10 days, with only 1 game, and we had to buy the other games individually.

I'll try to watch it at TV
A real shame. Damn short sighted by the finnish (and swedish) hosts.

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I'm gonna protest this by not going. 155€ pricetag is ridiculous.

F---ing disgrace!!

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Only one Finland game is sold out, Finland-France and Finland-Kazakhstan are half empty.

Again, starting price for the Finland games is 155€.
(link in finnish)
http://www.iltasanomat.fi/mmkiekko/m...463499426.html


It's just amazing how the people in charge of hockey here fock these things up. Finland is just going through big up in ice hockey, but things like this and the silly TV contracts on WC and FEL are just the thing to stop the growth right away. So shortsighted. We need actual audience to these arena's.


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You should do it smart way like i did. I bought two Finland - Canada and two semifinal ticket when they came out and was planning on selling ebay/huutonet for bit profit so i could afford to buy tickets for like in ~5 games

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You should do it smart way like i did. I bought two Finland - Canada and two semifinal ticket when they came out and was planning on selling ebay/huutonet for bit profit so i could afford to buy tickets for like in ~5 games
I actually do own 2 tickets for Finland-Canada. But so far no plans to sell them.

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It sucks. I decided couple of years ago when the whc is in Finland I'll be there. Eff that, I'll rather watch the games home and get drunk and travel to Thailand with the money

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