Still haven’t firmed up those plans to attend the NHL’s Stadium Series outdoor hockey game at N.C. State’s Carter-Finley Stadium on February 18? On the fence about going?
There’s still time to make up your mind, but going to the game is not going to be cheap.
Raleigh and the Carolina Hurricanes are hosting an NHL outdoor game for the first time. The Canes will face off against the Washington Capitals at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 in a Metropolitan Division showdown that features all-time great Alex Ovechkin, who continues captivating hockey audiences in his pursuit of the league’s all-time goal-scoring record.
The Hurricanes are in first place in the division, and second overall in the NHL behind the Boston Bruins.
The standard ticket market — tickets issued directly from the event through Ticketmaster — has opened up a bit in recent weeks as some groups with blocks of reserved tickets have given back some of their allotted entries, and the NHL has released some tickets that it had held in reserve.
Hundreds of “standard tickets” were available in many parts of the football stadium as of Jan. 30. Sorting by “lowest price” for standard tickets, the least expensive option was $330 per ticket for one, two or three together. If you’re looking for four or more, options are limited, and the minimum price increases to $355 per ticket.
In a search for “best seats,” based on sightlines, proximity to the ice surface and amenities, the “standard ticket” price jumps to $650 per ticket.
The resale ticket market is as alive as ever, and the prices aren’t much different. On Ticketmaster, the official ticket resale site for the game, the least expensive resale option available on Jan. 30 was $317 per ticket for standing room-only, and $320 with a guaranteed seat.
Things were slightly better on StubHub, where the lowest price on a resale ticket was $260.
Have some money to burn? Want to pay top dollar?
One pair of verified resale tickets was listed on Ticketmaster for $10,000 per ticket. On StubHub, the highest listed ticket was $2,712.
Also of note: None of the above prices account for parking, which will be set by the host venue and have yet to be released publicly.