Red Wings, Pistons See Ticket Prices Increase On Resale Market With Little Caesars Move
The average list prices of Pistons and Red Wings tickets on the resale market have "increased by double-digits since the teams moved into the new Little Caesars Arena this season" despite "unfilled seats" during some games, according to Bill Shea of CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS. Data from N.Y.-based TicketIQ shows the average ticket price for a Red Wings home game on the secondary market in '17 has been $166, "good for 10th-priciest" among the 31 NHL teams and up from $145 last season at Joe Louis Arena. Meanwhile, the Pistons rank 27th out of 30 NBA teams with a $101 average secondary market ticket price. However, that is up 19% "over last year's $85 resale average" when the team played at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Overall, both teams are "doing as expected for fan-to-fan ticket sales." The Pistons' average resale ticket price has increased 63% since '13, while the Red Wings have increased 102% "in that same time." The Pistons after eight home games this season are "averaging 16,276 fans at Little Caesars," which ranks 25th in the NBA, up a "bit from last year's 15,979 per-game average." The Red Wings "rank third in NHL attendance this season" with an average of 19,515 fans per game (CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS, 11/20 issue).