Tuesday, July 18, 2006

NHL too expensive?

As I posted earlier this year, the average NHL ticket is $41.

Tickets in Miami for the Florida Panthers averaged $34. Now, the Panthers are raising ticket prices by $12 and $7, depending on the opponent. However, parking is now free.

The Panthers are including parking in the cost of the ticket. Part of the reason the Panthers are doing this is because fans would park at Sawgrass Mills, a retail shopping area, and walk to the games. Now, the Panthers get parking $$ out of everyone, regardless of whether they park at Sawgrass Mills and walk or park at BankAtlantic Center.

By the way, the Panthers are one of those teams that owns and operates the arena in which they play.

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