Ticket prices on the secondary market for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning look to be some of the most expensive ever. Standing room-only tickets are going for over $1,000 each on StubHub, and the cheapest real seats are going for nearly $2,000 each.
Prices were hitting those absurd numbers just hours after the Blackhawks beat the Lightning in Game 5 on Saturday night to take a 3-2 series lead. Now Chicago is on the brink of its third Stanley Cup victory in six years, and if you want to be in the building for the possible clincher, here's to hoping you got a lot of cash to blow.
There are lower-level seats with asking prices in the $15,000-$25,000 range, and some crazy dude who wants $72,000 for a standing-room only spot. I respect his optimism.
Who knows just how many people are going to buy tickets at those prices off the secondary market, but it shows that demand for Game 6 at the United Center is through the roof. Unless you already have tickets, you should probably just go buy some nice food and enjoy the game on your couch. (That way you'll be able to read SCH, too!! WHO DOESN'T WANT THAT)
These numbers are apparently reminiscent to ticket prices during NBA Finals in the Jordan Bulls era and the Bears-Colts Super Bowl last decade, which should give you an idea of how excited the city is for this. The Madhouse is going to be extra mad on Monday.