Here with a look at the ticket market for Caps-Blackhawks on New Year’s Day is Mr. Irrelevant Tickets partner TiqIQ.
The average price for tickets to the Winter Classic at Nationals Park on New Year’s Day is $487, which makes it the third-most expensive Winter Classic since TiqIQ started tracking the market five years ago. The only Winter Classic with more expensive tickets came at Citizens Bank Park in 2012 when the Rangers visited the Flyers. That year, there were plenty of Rangers’ fans who made the trip down 95, which was a big part in driving ticket prices above the $500 mark. This year, only the most die-hard of Blackhawk fans will be making the 700-mile trip to D.C. to see the Blackhawks play in their second Winter Classic.
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As tough as the 2012 playoff loss to the Seahawks was, it seemed that the Redskins might be on the verge of turning the ship around. They had a new, Heisman-winning quarterback, their first playoff appearance in five years and, even to the most pessimistic of Redskins fans, a dim and flickering light at the end of the futility tunnel.
As all DC sports fans now know, that flicker was not hope, but a train filled with losses. Skins fans had no choice but to get on for the ride, and over the last two years, that train has taken us to a dark place without any clearly marked exits. Not only is the Skins franchise quarterback shelved on account of injury, but the team has won a grand total of five games since that 2012 loss to the Seahawks. Despite their loss to the Cowboys and Rams the past two weeks, the Seahawks, on the other hand, have done pretty well since that fateful game.
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After the heartbreak of 2012, the Nationals are back in the playoffs, and based on the average price for Nationals tickets to the NLDS, fans have higher expectations than two years ago. At an average price of $282 for their three games at Nationals Park, Nats fans are paying more than any other fans in the National League based on secondary market prices. At an average price of $199, the next most expensive tickets belong to the Dodgers. For Nats fans in San Francisco, they’ll be getting a deal, as SF Giants tickets for the NLDS have an average price of $177. The Cardinals are the only team in the NL with an average price below $100, at $93, according to TiqIQ.
Compared to 2012, the consensus is that the Nationals are a better and wiser team. Despite winning two less games this season than in 2012, the 2014 Nationals have playoff experience under their belt and no fear of the unknown. There’s also none of the Strasburg inning-limit nonsense. This season Strasburg has been a horse, pitching 215 innings and striking out 242 batters. Despite just 14 wins, Strasburg is the ace. He’s also arguably got a much better supporting staff behind him than two years ago. Nationals fans seem to be more confident as well, with average prices up almost 40% compared to 2012. Of the three games, today’s game one is by far the cheapest with an average price of $124 with the cheapest ticket going for $54. Saturday’s game has an average price of $183 and a get-in price of $90. At current prices, game three is the most expensive game of the series with an average price of $324. The cheapest ticket for that game is $69.
If prices are a predictor of what teams will go the deepest in the playoffs, the Nationals will be facing off against the Royals in the World Series. While the Nats are the top-priced ticket in the NL, after their 29-year drought, the average price for Royals tickets at Kaufmann stadium is $361 … and rising. At $440, their opening game on Sunday is the most expensive tickets to an LDS game in the last five years. The next highest LDS matchup was a 2011 game in Tampa Bay between the Rays and Rangers. If the Nationals and Giants series goes to a deciding fifth game, the current average price would make it the third most expensive NLDS game over the last three years, behind game three of the 2012 NLDS in Cincinnati and Game one of last years series in Pittsburgh.
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This season, Wizards tickets had an average secondary market price of $65, second-cheapest in the NBA. The playoffs are a different story.
Over the last three days and two wins in Chicago, Wizards playoff tickets increased to an average of $306, fifth-most expensive of any team in the NBA Playoffs. It also gives the Wiz the highest playoff ticket price premium in the league. With their run-up in prices, the Wizards have a playoff premium of 348%, dwarfing the next highest (the Raptors at 269%).
You can buy Wiz-Bulls Game 3 tickets through us, and here’s a handy NBA Playoff tickets infographic. Just don’t look at the Vegas championship odds.
This is what happens when your team loses five out of six to fall to the bottom of the NFL — the market goes down with it. Buy Redskins tickets now!
We’re hoping to do an Open Thread and Winners & Losers post for tomorrow’s Redskins-Steelers tilt. For now, though, a word from our friends at TiqIQ.
The Washington Redskins are entering uncharted territory. After starting 2012 at just 3-6 and making an unlikely run to the playoffs, they’re suddenly no longer a sleeper team that is flying under the radar. Instead, some will have them as sneaky Super Bowl favorites, and even more will have them winning the NFC East for the second year in a row. Most of that stems from what quarterback Robert Griffin III did as a rookie a year ago, and provided his surgically repaired knee is up to snuff, analysts everywhere will assume he can easily do it again.
It won’t be easy to answer those Super Bowl cries, but RG3 and co. don’t have an impossible feat in the NFC East, as the Philadelphia Eagles aren’t expected to be serious playoff threats, whereas the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys both missed the playoffs last year.
Washington’s resurgence has prices for 2013 Redskins tickets at home set at $219, which is a steady 22.49% increase from a year ago. With the Redskins on the rise and taking aim at more than just a playoff appearance, let’s take a step back and check in on their best and worst games for 2013:
Top 3 Priced Home Games
1. 12/22 vs. Dallas Cowboys | Avg: $303 | Get-in: $60
Talk about a huge game. This one comes in week 16, too, which could be huge for either the Cowboys’ or Redskins’ playoff push. Considering that these two teams are long-time rivals and the two games they gave fans last year, this is a fair price at just 39% above the home average.
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As evidenced by the price of Nats-O’s tickets at Camden last year, winning ballgames seems to effect ticket demand. That said, you can still get in the door tonight at Nats Park for $12 and at Camden on Wednesday and Thursday for $7 and $3, respectively. Get those Nationals vs Orioles tickets, if you like. It does seem to be turning into a rivalry, after all:
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Following a series split with the Atlanta Braves to stay within two and a half games of Atlanta in the NL East, the Washington Nationals turn their focus to a new month with the first 29 games of their season behind them. With Bryce Harper returning to the lineup just one day after leaving early with an injury to his left side, the Nationals look to be hitting their stride from last year having gone 5-3 against the Reds and Braves in a critical eight game span over the past week.
Unfortunately for the Nationals, they will take to the road a decent amount in the month of May with 16 games on the road compared to only ten games within the friendly confines of National Park. Five of these games will come in the next week in a half as Washington experiences the allure of full-season interleague play when the Detroit Tigers come into town in a quick two-day weekday series on the 7th and 8th. As a typical weekday series, these two games will not cost hometown fans as much as usual:
– 5/7 vs Detroit: $33/$4
— 5/8 vs Detroit $32/$4
– Series Average: $32 (52% below home average)
(Note, the Nationals’ home average for the season sits at $67)
As of May 2nd, the Tigers remained only half a game behind the surprising Royals in the AL Central and features one of the most potent and dangerous offenses in the league.
The Nationals will return home at the end of the week to take on the lovable loser Chicago Cubs who are mired once again in the basement of the NL Central despite a relatively good start of the season for their starting pitchers. The Cubs have had weak run support, which will almost certainly be a continuing problem for the squad throughout the rest of the year. Despite the poor start from the club, Nationals tickets for this series are not cheap as one might expect:
Sunday night’s Redskins-Cowboys game (AKA The NFC East Championship) is not only this week’s most expensive NFL ticket, it’s the most expensive regular season NFL ticket in four years. That’s according to our ticket partner TiqIQ, at least, which says the No. 2 game is Cowboys at Saints in 2009 and No. 3 is Steelers at Cowboys earlier this year.
Tickets are averaging $719, and you can’t get in for less than $267. If someone gave you one for Christmas, cherish them dearly. If not, it’s Dallas, and getting Redskins tickets here is as good a bet as any. Happy hunting.
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Following a statement win in primetime over the defending Super Bowl champs, the Redskins try to improve to 7-6 Sunday at FedEx Field against the Ravens. Thanks to the arrival of Robert Griffin III, Redskins tickets have been in even higher demand than usual this season, and, at an average secondary market ticket of $371/ticket, this weekend’s “Beltway Bowl” is the Redskins’ second-most expensive home game this season.
In fact, it will cost $135/ticket just to get in the door at FedEx. Prices have jumped 26% this week alone and the $371 average price is 86% higher than the team’s regular season average ticket price. By comparison, tickets to this game are 68% more expensive than the average Ravens road game. It’s a matchup that holds major ramifications for both teams, and should easily live up to the hype and price tag.
If Washington continues their roll, they could potentially be sitting in first place in the NFC East by week’s end, while another loss for Baltimore could mean a loosening grip on the NFC North. With this, the demand for Redskins tickets will likely increase as the playoff push continues.
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