Golden Knights' Secondary Market Ticket Prices Rise For Playoff Run
Tickets to Golden Knights home games during the playoffs have been "among the most expensive, if not the priciest, on the resale market in the NHL," and with the expansion team just three wins from the Stanley Cup Final, the market for games at T-Mobile Arena is "only heating up," according to Eli Segall of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. StubHub Communications Manager Cameron Papp said, "It’s the hottest ticket around." As of yesterday, the average sale price on StubHub for tomorrow's Game 3 against the Jets -- the Golden Knights' "first home game this round -- was $488." For Friday’s Game 4, the average price "was $567." On SeatGeek, tickets to first-round home games at T-Mobile "sold for an average of $297, and then sold for an average of $309 in the second round." SeatGeek Communications Manager Chris Leyden said that both tallies "were the highest in the NHL on the site." He added that overall, demand for tickets in Las Vegas is "already approaching what some teams get" for the Stanley Cup Final (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 5/15).
WELCOME PARTY: In Las Vegas, Art Marroquin notes the Golden Knights' Marc-Andre Fleury, Nate Schmidt, Deryk Engelland and Jonathan Marchessault are "now welcoming airline passengers to Las Vegas on a series of messages played throughout the nation’s eighth-busiest airport." McCarran Int'l Airport Public Information Administrator Christine Crews said that the four players "set aside time to record the brief bulletins in the lead-up to the best-of-seven Western Conference Final." Loud music and "chants of 'Go, Knights, Go' accompany the high-energy messages that will air year-round, with a particularly heavy rotation throughout the Knights’ remaining playoff run." Recorded messages from other sports figures with Las Vegas ties "can also be heard at the airport, including NASCAR’s Kyle and Kurt Busch and former UNLV basketball player Patrick McCaw" (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 5/15).