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Chicago Blackhawks: Opening Night Tickets Set Price Standard

By Keith Schultz
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The Chicago Blackhawks’ opening night ticket prices are not going to be as crazy expensive as they were for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, but as of right now they are the most expensive ticket to purchase on the secondary market for the entire NHL season.

The NHL has some marquee games on the schedule including the Winter Classic in Foxboro, and two outdoor Stadium Series games, but none of them right now can match the going price for Chicago Blackhawks tickets to watch the team’s sixth Stanley Cup banner get raised at the United Center on Oct. 7.

Right now according to our friends at TiqIQ, the average price for a ticket at the United Center on opening night is $623. The cheapest ticket to get into the United Center is currently $244. For all of the current prices, and the best deals for the Chicago Blackhawks home opener, click here for the entire seating chart and tickets available through TiqIQ.

I’m not totally surprised at the ticket prices seeing that Game 6 tickets to the Stanley Cup Final to witness the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup for the third time in six seasons, and the first time on home ice since 1938, were going for over $1,000. Add to this the Chicago Blackhawks have a streak of 269 consecutive regular season home sellouts dating back to March 2008, and you can see why these tickets are going to be hard to come by unless you are willing to part with some cash.

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There are of course two great things about this price. One is the fact that another Stanley Cup banner will be getting raised to the United Center rafters. It’s the third banner to go up there in the past six seasons which is still kind of hard to grasp at times since not a single Stanley Cup banner went to the Chicago Stadium and then United Center rafters for 49 seasons before 2010.

Secondly, it’s just a reminder of what a great core the Chicago Blackhawks have built and maintained since Rocky Wirtz took over the reins of the franchise. The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t missed the playoffs since Jonathan Toews was named captain in the summer of 2008, which coincides with the sellout streak. A fun, exciting team that never quits led by one of the greatest players of his generation will always fill the seats and make the secondary ticket industry smile.

Are you going to fork over that much money to watch the Chicago Blackhawks open up the 2015-2016 season?

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