Boston’s Hottest Ticket (So Far) Wasn’t the Patriots, Taylor Swift, or U2
Boston’s hottest ticket so far this year wasn’t the New England Patriots’ drubbing of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium (genesis of the now omnipresent, omniridiculous Deflategate). It wasn’t Taylor Swift’s concert in Foxboro, U2’s show at TD Garden, nor Billy Joel’s visit to Fenway Park.
It was college hockey—much to John Buccigross‘ presumed delight.
In case you forgot in these swampy summer months, Boston is a hockey town, as evidenced by the pack-leading average of $391.67 that fans shelled out for a ticket to the Frozen Four semifinals between Boston University and North Dakota, and Providence College and Nebraska-Omaha. If you remember correctly, this was the last game the Jack Eichel-led Terriers won before falling victim to sabotage at the clasped hands of a few rogue Rhode Island nuns. So it goes.
Online ticket resale marketplace TickPick ranked the top 10 most expensive sports and entertainment events held in the Boston market. Of these 10, the average ticket sold on TickPick cost $261.11.
Here’s the list, with average ticket prices paid on TickPick:
- Frozen Four Semifinals / TD Garden / $391.67
- AFC Championship Game / Gillette Stadium / $369.72
- U2 concert / TD Garden / $252.83
- Taylor Swift concert / Gillette Stadium / $239.93
- Billy Joel concert / Fenway Park / $234.16
- AFC Divisional Game vs. Baltimore Ravens / Gillette Stadium / $234.09
- Lindsey Stirling concert / Blue Hills Bank Pavilion / $220
- Bruins vs. Canadiens, Feb. 8 / TD Garden / $217.68
- Rush concert / TD Garden / $215.17
- ABC’s Nashville Live in Concert / The Wang Theatre / $211
Of course, with the Patriots’ title defense (and a meeting with the tattling Colts) on the horizon, 2015 is far from over, and the Frozen Four will likely be unseated—with or without Tom Brady. Until then, BU fans can find at least a shred of solace in the fact they emerged from the Frozen Four first-place in something.
[h/t Boston Business Journal]