The Stanley Cup Finals began with two wild, dramatic overtime games that fell in favor of the Los Angeles Kings. Now, after another tough loss in Game 3, the New York Rangers are hardly a draw for their fans in Game 4 and beyond. At the very least, the seat value in MSG has taken a sharp dip.
Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog reports that tickets for Game 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York have dropped anywhere from 30-50% or more in value since last night’s 3-0 loss to the Kings. As the post notes, “More incredibly, the least expensive ticket on the secondary market ($474) is actually cheaper than the lowest face value ticket that was listed on Ticketmaster ($484.45).” So the prices are dropping, but they’re still in steep territory for plenty.
Game 4 has hit Cheap Stubhub levels of undesirable for a game of this magnitude. Now instead of having to take out a mortgage to go to the game, a shrewd Rangers fan could merely take a quick grab from the savings account and head down to MSG for the game. It has to be tempting for some. Regardless of what could happen or the outlook of the series, it’s still a Stanley Cup Finals game.
Just to be there for Game 4 and root for the opportunity to kick the Kings out of New York and make them go home to win it would be worth, well, something. Rest assured, someone will agree that something resides around $500.