The Stanley Cup Finals are the pinnacle on the season for the National Hockey League, where the two best teams from the Eastern and Western Conference battle it out to have their names etched on Lord Stanley’s Cup. Die-hard fans of the NHL generally follow their teams all season long, but for the casual hockey fans the Stanley Cup Finals are the time they tune in and buy tickets.
The commercial success of the Stanley Cup Finals often hinge on which two teams qualify for the championship series. While regionally, the games will be successful, major markets like Detroit, New York, Boston or any of the Canadian cities will translate better to the national audience. The secondary ticket market would also benefit from the bigger markets being matched up in the series.
The puck drops Wednesday on the Stanley Cup Finals, and fans are paying a big premium on tickets this year, with prices already as high as any tracked in more than a decade, according to data from Ticket Club. The Tampa Bay Lightning, who are looking for a third... Read more
After a nearly three-month suspension, the NHL is making moves to return to the ice. The league announced further plans for its return-to-play action, include a start date for its next phase and official playoff format. Teams can permit players into training facilities for voluntary, small group workouts beginning... Read more
The NHL has taken a major step towards resuming its season. On Tuesday, Commissioner Gary Bettman unveiled the league’s official format to return to play, which would commence with playoffs rather than completing any remaining regular season games. A 24-team playoff format is in store for the league that... Read more
Cancelling the remainder of the 2019-20 NHL season is not an option for Gary Bettman. The league’s commissioner shared in a virtual town hall this week that ending the season without crowning a Stanley Cup champion is “not something I’m even contemplating,” according to The Mercury News. Bettman has... Read more
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is not ruling anything out when it comes to resuming and completing the 2020 season. He has confirmed the exploration of playing into August and insiders have reported a myriad of other possibilities on the table to bring hockey back. Now, Bettman is offering insight... Read more
World Series, Hamilton and Elton John Lead Lists That Highlight Top-Selling U.S. Events Across Sports, Music and Theatre SAN FRANCISCO – December 10, 2019 – StubHub, the world’s most trusted ticket marketplace, today released its fifth annual Year in Live Experiences report, highlighting the best-selling events of the year.... Read more
The St. Louis Blues are already garnering a lot of attention ahead of its new season. According to MissouriNet, the team is seeing a record number of season ticket sales and packages as they are selling the fastest in the 25-year history of Enterprise/Scottrade/Keil Center. For the first time... Read more
A scammer ripped off a pair of U.S. Marines with a bogus listing for two tickets to the Stanley Cup finals on Craigslist, but the story had a happy ending when a ticket broker – Roger Jones of VegasTickets.com – saw coverage of the fraud on the news and... Read more
The NBA Conference Semifinals continue to remain a hot commodity; tonight’s match between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers took the top spot on Tuesday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. During yesterday’s hot-selling game, the Houston Rockets defeated Utah Jazz 112-102. Although it is... Read more
K-Pop group BTS has been making some serious noise in the music scene, landing them the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. BTS just announced their ‘Love Yourself’ world tour in support of the album Face Yourself, released earlier this month.... Read more