Bruins Tickets 60% Below Average For Tomorrow’s Game vs Minnesota

The Boston Bruins will host the Minnesota Wild Tuesday night at the TD Garden in an East vs West conference matchup.  It’s already a crossroads in the season for Boston Bruins who have not exactly gotten off to a strong start and are without their captain Zdeno Chara for four to six weeks because of a knee injury.  After a season opening win over the Flyers, the Bruins then dropped three straight. They have bounced back with four wins in their past six games, but still need to play with more consistency as the season wears on.  Boston is coming off an easy win over the Maple Leafs in their last outing as they prepare for their first meeting of the season with the Minnesota Wild.

According to TiqIQ, Bruins tickets for this game have a current average price of $84.46 on the secondary market with a get-in price of $33. That price is 60% below the season average for home games on the Bruins schedule this year. With ticket prices dropping as the game draws nearer, it is currently the only game in Boston with an average price below $100.

The Minnesota Wild have only played six games so far this season but have just allowed six goals and have the league’s best goal differential at plus-13.  After opening the season with back-to-back wins over the Avalanche, the Wild suffered tight back-to-back losses to the Ducks and Kings, respectively. They have since rebounded with dominant wins over the Coyotes and Lightning as the Wild seeks its third straight victory.  Minnesota will now prepare for a two-game road trip, taking on the Rangers Monday night at the Garden and then traveling to the TD Garden to take on the Bruins on Tuesday night.  After six games, it’s hard to see where the Wild stand among the elite in the Western Conference but Minnesota sure looks to have a strong season and go even deeper into the playoffs following early exits in back-to-back seasons at the hands of the Blackhawks.

TiqIQ Patriots Ticket Preview

After starting the season with an alarming loss against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium, the New England Patriots have turned it around in recent weeks and now sit atop the AFC East with a 4-2 record. The team will play their next home game against the struggling Jets this Thursday, who have lost five straight since a Week 1 win against the Raiders. According to TiqIQ, New England Patriots tickets against the Jets will be the cheapest meeting between the two teams since the company started recording ticket prices five years ago. The following two home games on the Patriots schedule will be against the Bears on October 26 and Broncos on November 2 and ticket prices will increase significantly on the secondary market as the team welcomes stronger teams to Gillette Stadium.

10/16 vs New York Jets  |  Avg. Price: $163.72  |  Get-in: $68

The Jets head to Foxborough this Thursday to play the Patriots in what will be the cheapest home game at Gillette Stadium this season. The average price for Patriots vs Jets tickets this week is just $163.72 on the secondary market,  45.6% below the season average of $301.44 at home. The Jets have fallen into obscurity in the AFC East with a 1-5 record and will likely descend further when they play the Patriots, who own first-place honors in the division. The Jets’ poor play has made prices plummet and their stay in Foxborough this week will be greeted with significantly low ticket prices on the secondary market.

10/26 vs Chicago Bears  |  Avg. Price: $376.70  |  Get-in: $186

Following their game against the Jets this Thursday, the Patriots remain at home to play the Bears on October 26. Ticket prices will return to normalcy when the Bears visit, with average secondary price of Pats vs Bears tickets currently listed at $376.70 for the Week 8 game. The get-in price of $186 is more expensive than the average for Thursday night’s Jets game. The Bears last visited Gillette Stadium in the regular season in 2006, eliciting a high premium to see a rare game against Chicago in New England. The game will be the second most expensive on the remaining Patriots schedule at home this season, trailing just a visit from the Broncos the following week as the top-priced game this year.

11/2 vs Denver Broncos  |  Avg. Price: $561.93  |  Get-in: $205

As in all stadiums across the league, Peyton Manning will again catalyze a large premium on the secondary market for his visit to Gillette Stadium on November 2. The average price for Patriots vs Broncos tickets to the Week 9 game is currently $561.93 on the secondary market, one of the most expensive games in the NFL this season. The get-in price starts at $205. The Broncos also traveled to New England in Week 12 of last year but received their second loss of the season in a 34-31 loss. The teams would meet again in the Conference Championship and the Broncos would ultimately eliminate the Patriots en route to their Super Bowl XLVIII appearance. Week 9’s matchup will see AFC Champion Game-like ticket prices as Peyton Manning and company returns for what at this point could be one of, if not the, last Manning-Brady matchups.

Bruins Round Two Ticket Prices Fetching Highest Prices

This interesting little infographic shows that the Bruins have the highest average ticket prices in the league for the second round of the playoffs. The average price for a Bruins ticket has doubled over what they were for the first round.

It also shows that they have the best Vegas odds at this points as well.

TiqIQ – World Series Ticket Prices Trending Down, But Still Really Expensive

The Red Sox are the American League representative in the World Series for the third time in 10 years and will now face off with a familiar foe, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Red Sox punched their World Series ticket by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in the American League Divisional Series and then the Detroit Tigers 4-2 in the American League Championship Series

Thanks to the American League’s win in the All-Star game Boston will have home field advantage against the Cardinals. Fenway Park will be host to Games 1 and 2, then 6 and 7 if either of those games are necessary. World Series tickets at Fenway are currently averaging $1,619.87 on the secondary market, a 5.05% decrease since the playoffs started, but still a 1,669.13% premium over regular season average for Boston Red Sox tickets. At $1619.87, these are the most expensive World Series tickets we’ve seen in five years of tracking data.

Here’s a breakdown of ticket prices for each World Series game:

Game 1 @ Boston
– Avg Price: $1209.17 | Get-in Price: $364
Game 2 @ Boston – Avg Price: $1291.79 | Get-in Price: $340
Game 3 @ St. Louis – Avg Price: $1020.03 | Get-in Price: $339
Game 4 @ St. Louis – Avg Price: $940.02 | Get-in Price: $314
Game 5 @ St. Louis – Avg Price: $913.85 | Get-in Price: $267
Game 6 @ Boston – Avg Price: $1741.79| Get-in Price: $481
Game 7 @ Boston – Avg Price: $1839.85 | Get-in Price: $574

World Series tickets at Fenway have been trending downward despite the Sox pennant-clinching win on Saturday. Since the playoffs began, prices are down 5.05%, and 5.76% in the last week.

From TiqIQ – Impact of Red Sox Playoffs on Bruins Tickets

Red Sox Driving Down Ticket Prices For Bruins Home Opener

It’s rare to see any correlation between baseball and hockey tickets. However, with the Red Sox opening their 2013 division series tomorrow afternoon at Fenway Park and Bruins ticket prices for Thursday night’s opener down 31%, this may be one of those rare times. It appears that fans in Boston have decided they would rather spend their money on Red Sox tickets and catch tonight’s Bruins game on the tube. With the Sox being the owners of the league’s best record and making their first playoff appearance in four years, we can’t really blame them. To put things in a little perspective, last year, Bruins tickets their home opener against the Rangers averaged over $250 a seat, which is more than double the current $115 price for tonight’s opener against the Lightning. In fact, this isn’t just the case for the opener. Prices for their game on Saturday against the Red Wings are also down, falling 28% in the last week. For fans looking to head out to TD tonight and Saturday this is good news since there are now plenty of great deals available for both games.

TiqIQ’s Red Sox Playoff Ticket Preview

Of all the teams that have a playoff position locked in, the Red Sox have the most expensive average ticket price on the secondary market. They also have the highest premium compared to their regular season average of any team in the playoffs. The 270% premium is ahead of both the Dodgers and Pirates, and an indication for how excited Red Sox fans are for an October run.

If you’re looking to catch some of the action without breaking the bank, the LDS is definitely your best bet. The current average price for Red Sox tickets at Fenway for the LDS is $373, which is almost $200 more than the next highest team, the Dodgers.  Dodgers tickets have an average price $182, which is the highest price for any non wild-card team in the NL.  Pirates tickets have an average price of $184, but they’d first have to win a wild card game to play any of those.

At an average price of $329, game two for the Red Sox LDS is currently the cheapest game of the series and has a get-in price of $76. Game one has a slightly higher get-in price at $80.  If the series were to go to five games, the average price goes up to $397 and the get-in is $90. If you want to take a peek ahead, the average price for the ALCS is $841 with a get-in around $200. Currently, the average price for World Series Tickets at Fenway is $1,442, with a get-in price around $550.

Right now, Vegas has the Red Sox and the Dodgers as their favorites to make it to the fall classic. It would be a series for the ages, and it would also definitely increase prices from where they are today, making a $500 ticket harder to come by in mid October. You can check out all the XLDS series averages and premiums for all the teams that have already clinched a playoff position.

Team XLDS Avg. Reg Season Avg XLDS Premium
Reds $144.40 $45.00 220.89%
Pirates $184.32 $51.00 261.41%
Braves $115.46 $52.00 122.04%
Cardinals $131.55 $57.72 127.91%
Dodgers $182.53 $53.61 240.48%
NL Avg $151.65 $51.87 192.39%
Red Sox $373.18 $100.60 270.95%
Tigers $145.91 $60.79 140.02%
A’s $173.46 $55.00 215.38%
AL Avg $230.85 $72.13 220.05%

Check out our ticket link in the navigation for ticket to any game during the playoffs, as well as other Boston-area tickets.

SPONSORED POST – Red Sox/Yankees Ticket Availability This Weekend

With the All-Star Break coming to a close, the Red Sox will host the New York Yankees this weekend to start off the 2nd half of the regular season. Red Sox tickets will be a tough grab, as the series average currently sits at $207 per ticket. This average price is almost $100 more than the Sox’s home average this season.

Demand for Red Sox vs. Yankees tickets is always high but this weekend’s hefty prices are mainly due to the Red Sox and Yankees place in the standings. The AL East is a tight race as usual, and the first place Red Sox are back to their usual sellouts after having their Fenway streak ended at the beginning of the season. The rivalry’s ticket prices were lower in the first few meetings most likely because the Red Sox and Yankees were not projected to finish at or near the top of the division. However, the Red Sox has responded well to new manager John Farrell’s philosophy and have held first place for much of the season. The Yankees come into this series trailing the Sox by six games, partially due to rash of injuries that have plagued the team throughout the season.

In Boston, fans have a lot of excitement in the direction of the team and would love to grab a great seat for a game versus a heated rival. The All-Star Break also creates buildup for the series and has Bostonians thinking more about flocking to Fenway this weekend.

Along with the fans, the networks have also picked up on the demand for this series, as all three games will be on national television. MLB Network has the Friday game, while FOX will air the Saturday afternoon game in regional areas. The weekend wraps up with a primetime game on ESPN featuring star pitchers Jon Lester and C.C. Sabathia.

Saturday’s game will be the toughest, or at least the most expensive ticket in town with a Get-In price of $70, compared to Friday’s and Sunday’s of $45 and $42, respectively. Saturday games tend to yield the highest prices because of convenience to fans, especially in this case with the Sunday meeting set for a late 8 P.M. first pitch. The Yankees have continued to set the bar high on the road, with Yankees tickets averaging $123 per seat. However, this series will be 69% more expensive than the average road price with the immense interest for this series. With attractive pitching matchups and an intriguing race in the division, ticket prices reflect the Red Sox vs. Yankees rivalry should be on full display this weekend at Fenway.

Red Sox win third straight, trade deadline looms

The Red Sox defeated the Tigers 7-3 Monday night at Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz delivered his third straight outstanding performance going eight innings allowing three runs (two earned), on five hits while striking out four. Dustin Pedroia and Will Middlebrooks each hit two-run home runs supplying the Red Sox with all the offense they needed.

Today at 4 p.m marks the Major League Baseball trade deadline and plenty of rumors surrounding the Red Sox have surfaced, particularly surrounding Josh Beckett. Teams reportedly interested in the right-hander are the Dodgers, Braves and Ranges, but many Red Sox insiders have downplayed those reports (Alex Speier gave a good run down of where things stood last night with the team on the trade front).

Today should be more of the same with more rumors being thrown around, with most of them being just that, rumors. In the Twitter age no rumor goes unreported. It is very unlikely that the Red Sox will make a blockbuster move. If a move were to be made, it would be a minor one involving a current role player. Outfielder Ryan Sweeney, who has come up in trade talks, is unlikely to be dealt after punching a wall after grounding out last night. As always in this area and with this team, the trade deadline will be interesting.

The Patriots were off on Monday, but return to the practice field today. For all the Patriots coverage, visit patriotslinks.com.

Careful shopping needed in this market- Nick Cafardo looks at the Red Sox’ situation at today’s trade deadline and warns they need to be very careful in any deal they choose to make.

Sox reality check arrives with trade deadline- Gerry Callahan says today’s deadline is a “defining” moment for general manager Ben Cherington and the Red Sox organization.

Odds are against a Sox comeback, but it’s happened before- Tim Britton has although the numbers don’t look promising for the team to make the playoffs, it has happened before.

Clay Buchholz has come a long way- John Tomase has a look at Buchholz’s season, and how there has been a drastic improvement since the first few months of the year.

He’s only getting better- Alex Prewitt says Buchholz is now pitching like the ace of the Red Sox staff.

Dustin Pedroia continues to pull team together- Joe McDonald has Pedroia leading the team both on and off the field of late, and keeping the team close with the trade deadline looming. He also notes Pedroia is getting hot at the plate at the right time.

Pedroia backs up the talk with his bat- Maureen Mullen looks at the Red Sox’ second baseman and how his comments last Friday night may have fired both he and the team up.

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Here are some of this homestand’s best deals:

8/1 vs Detroit: Save 26% and offer $115 for 5-star seats (List price: $155.12)

8/2 vs Minnesota: Save 26% and offer $28 for 2-star seats (List price: $38.36)
8/3 vs Minnesota: Save 30% and offer $46 for 3-star seats (List price: $66.16)
8/4 vs Minnesota: Save 32% and offer $43 for 3-star seats (List price: $62.82)
8/5 vs Minnesota: Save 11% and offer $138 for 5-star seats (List price: $155.09)

8/6 vs Texas: Save 34% and offer $25 for 2-star seats (List price: $38.36)
8/7 vs Texas: Save 29% and offer $45 for 3-star seats (List price: $62.82)
8/8 vs Texas: Save 13% and offer $100 for 4-star seats (List price: $115.09)

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After taking two of three from the Marlins last week in Miami, the Red Sox look for another series win as the Marlins travel north for three at Fenway starting on Tuesday.

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Celtics Eastern Conference Finals Ticket Trends

Below is some deal info for games 3 & 4 back in Boston:

Game 3:

  • 2600+ tickets available with price starting at $157.
  • There are currently over 400 seats available for less than $200, all located in the 300’s. These tickets range from 15% to 28% below market average.
  • In the 100’s levels prices start at $288. There are currently 60+ 100 level seats available for $400 or less. These tickets are selling from 28% to 46% below market average.
  • Club Level seats start at $456, 34% below market average. Over 20 available for $550 or less

Game 4:

  • Also 2600+ tickets available with prices starting at $155.
  • Over 350 seats are available for less than $200, once again all of them located in the 300’s, 70+ are located in the 300’s Center — these tickets are selling from 4% to 46% below market average.
  • 100-level seats start at $298, with 50+ available for $360 or less, ranging from 33% to 42% below market value.
  • Club Level seats start at $440, 39% below market average. Over 20 available for $600 or less.