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If you want to see the Washington Capitals play in the third round live and in person at Capital One Arena, get ready to shell out a lot of bucks.
After the Capitals made history, defeating the Penguins in six games to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 1998, the price for tickets is at an all time high for a sporting event in D.C.
Per TicketIQ.com, the average asking price on the secondary market for Caps tickets is $643, the second highest asking price among the three teams that have punched their ticket to the third round. The Vegas Golden Knights, who are in the conference final in their first year of existence, are commanding the highest price at $823. Tampa Bay is second with an average asking price of $524.
In the “Rock the Red” era, where the Capitals have made the playoffs in 10 of the last 11 years, demand for tickets in the first and second round were half-hearted. In the semifinals against the Penguins, the highest average asking price was $287, 124 percent lower than the demand for tickets in the third round.
The average asking price for Game 3 which will take place next Tuesday is $625. Game 4 is a tiny bit lower at $525. The most expensive asking price is Game 6 (if necessary) at $779.
In the last decade, the demand for Capitals tickets for their home games in the third round is the seventh most expensive, ahead of the Vancouver Canucks from 2011 ($630) and just behind the Ducks in 2017 ($658).
Now let’s take a look at the get-in prices for the three third round games, the prices where fans don’t care where they sit as long as they’re there. The get-in prices for Games 3 and 4 are at $170 while Game 6 is $245. Inventory is moderate with over 2,000 tickets available for Games 3 and 4 and under 1,000 for Game 6.
By Michael Marzzacco
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