First Round Deciding Games
As you can imagine, demand for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has seen quite the uptick in the last 12 hours, coming off the NY Rangers win over the Ottawa Senators last night. Already, fans have purchased more tickets to Game 7 at Madison Square Garden than any other event today. Here’s how our buyers breakdown:
New York 60% | New Jersey 17% | Connecticut 5% | Quebec 4% | Everything else <4%
Despite the obvious local advantage, we’ve also seen buyers from far and wide, even as far as Zurich, France, Switzerland, and Helsinki. Any guesses on which jerseys they might be in?
The Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals also will face off in a deciding Game 7, at TD Garden tomorrow. Despite the (reasonably) close proximity between both teams, less than 3% of fans that have bought tickets hail from New York or New Jersey. Here’s the breakdown:
Massachusetts 65% | New Hampshire 7% | Connecticut/Rhode Island each 5% | Everything else <5%
Some of the farthest travelers for this one? Amsterdam, Czech Republic, and Australia.
One last deciding game to call out: the Florida Panthers can take the series tonight on the NJ Devils turf — tickets are very affordable as they start under $40 and will likely dip in price as the day continues. Less than 1% of our ticket buyers are from Florida, but if anyone in the NY/NJ area need something to do tonight, you might catch a clincher for less than dinner and a drink.
Moving On To the NBA
The San Antonio Spurs clinched the top seed in the West last night, but demand has been minimal, likely because fans are holding off until they know the opponent. Consider this contrast: we’ve seen less than 50k page views for Spurs tickets in the last 24 hours, but we’ve seen nearly 100k page views for the Senators-Rangers in the last 6 hours.
One thing to mention for Spurs fans though: Right now you can get in the door at any first round game for $11-13 on StubHub…
On the topic of cheap tickets, tonight’s steal is in the San Francisco Bay Area. This morning, ticket prices started at 99 cents. Now? Check it out here.