Thursday, October 8, 2009

Rangers Jack Up Ticket Prices Despite Economy

Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy takes a look at the 11 teams that decided the poor economy wasn't a good enough reasons to flat-line or decrease ticket prices, including the Rangers...

The hikers: Toronto Maple Leafs (10.2%), Montreal Canadiens (5%), New York Rangers (7.1%), Edmonton Oilers (3%), Chicago Blackhawks (2.2%; TMR says the Hawks actually didn't increase tickets, but "their percentage change was affected by the rescaling of some seat sections."); New York Islanders (5.4%); Ottawa Senators (1%); Pittsburgh Penguins (8%); Washington Capitals (7.4%); Nashville Predators (2.4%); and the St. Louis Blues (4.2%).

...i think the ticket price increases are finally catching up with the Dolans. I've seen way too many discount offers and advertisements for tickets to think the Rangers are getting away with this. Including this one.

...sadly I have become part of the problem with encouraging the Dolans to increase ticket prices as a year after dropping out of my season tickets, I've decided to get back in this year.

3 comments:

Ben said...

NYR Season ticket prices have increased by 36%+ since the lockout and concessions are equally as bad. You know what hasn't increased by 36% since then? MY SALARY! That is why I didn't renew this year. I was chided by MSG reps boasting of a 5yr+ waiting list... buh bye waiting list. Buh bye NYG 50yr wait list too. When are managements going to realize that when they price the hard core fans out, revenues go down.

fleisch said...

Buying 3 games does not mean your back in on your season tickets!!!!

$8.25 for a budlight at the Garden, tickets also increased....

Was that all so they could get the Blue Man Group for the home opener!!!!! AWFUL!!!!!!

NYRFan said...

Get it right. Its four games.