We're a little over two hours from puck drop in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final between the Kings and Coyotes at Glendale's Jobing.com Arena, and while the bandwagon has certainly filled up in the desert (the Diamondbacks are even on board!), tickets are still pretty darn cheap for the first game of the series.
You can currently grab a Game 1 seat on the secondary ticket marketplace for just $34, according to Coyotes blog Five For Howling and their ticket partner, TiqIQ. The average ticket price is $96 on the 274 remaining tickets (as of this writing) via TiqIQ. Compare that to the rest of the teams remaining in the playoffs:
- Coyotes vs. Kings Game 4 tickets at Staples Center in Los Angeles next Sunday are available starting at $136 as of this writing. The average ticket price on the 1,386 tickets remaining is $384, via TiqIQ. Numbers for Thursday's Game 3 in L.A. aren't available.
- Devils vs. Rangers Game 1 tickets at Madison Square Garden on Monday are available starting at $184 as of this writing. The average price on the 1,676 tickets remaining via TiqIQ is $509.
- Devils vs. Rangers Game 3 tickets at Prudential Center on Saturday are available starting at $225 as of this writing. The average price on the 2,562 tickets remaining for that one is $603.
I'm not sure this is an indictment on Coyotes fans, necessarily. The game will be sold out and, in fact, the game is almost officially sold out through the team's official ticket provider, Ticketmaster. But it's certainly fodder for those who still fail to believe hockey can work in the desert.