Season Ticket Holder Freakout Station (With Survey!)

Okay I'll let them win one cup and then we'll really see who's worth what - Bruce Bennett

By now you've heard about the massive price gouge going on for Bruins Season Ticket Holders this season. I decided I'd take a look at it a little closer. One thing that threw off percentage calculations is this:

Yep, 44 games. In an 82 game season, you've got 41 real home games. In the past, the NHL has shoved a 2-piece shit sandwich of full price preseason games down all season ticket holder's throats. Now it's a club sandwich, which is fitting considering you'll need to be the sort who eats at country clubs regularly to afford it soon.

Fuck you, Jeremy Jacobs, you money-grubbing shitstain upon the planet.

So, I've been keeping track of prices for as long as I've been a season ticket holder, starting in 2008-09. I sit halfway up section 307, in the 2-8(?) price range. It's on the end. There are maybe 2-3 sections in the whole place with cheaper seating. Here's what I've been paying, and how much of a hike it's been year-to-year, along with every 2 years and 3 years (as the lockout and the shitty economy in 2009 both led to ticket prices staying the same). Here's a table:

Year Price Hike Hike% 2yr hike 2yr% 3yr 3yr% 4yr 4yr% 5yr 5yr% 6yr 6yr%
2008-09 $24.00
2009-10 $28.00 $4.00 16.67%
2010-11 $28.00 $0.00 0.00% $4.00 16.67%
2011-12 $35.00 $7.00 25.00% $7.00 25.00% $11.00 45.83%
2013 $40.00 $5.00 14.29% $12.00 42.86% $12.00 42.86% $16.00 66.67%
2013-14 $40.00 $0.00 0.00% $5.00 14.29% $12.00 42.86% $12.00 42.86% $16.00 66.67%
2014-15 $50.00 $10.00 25.00% $10.00 25.00% $15.00 42.86% $22.00 78.57% $22.00 78.57% $26.00 108.33%

Yeah, the last column is silly but yeah, my per-seat price has more than doubled since the days of a young Phil Kessel getting benched in the playoffs and PJ Axelsson not being offered a contract anymore. That 42ish% every 3 years is pretty consistent, though. Let's extend that out and see what it brings us:

  • 2015-16: $57.44
  • 2016-17: $74.88
  • 2017-18: $96.68
  • 2018-19: $121.73
  • 2019-20: $154.38
  • 2020-21: $196.53 (!!!)

Yowza. No word on whether they'll have parking for my personal airship when they're charging 200 bucks to get into the balcony. (Note: No, I don't think they'll go up forever.)

Per a Bruins press release, the new prices per game are:

Loge Seat: $88-$145 per game
Balcony Seat: $45-$98 per game

Fellow season ticket holders, I'm curious about what your prices have done. Please fill out this google form so we can get a handle on what our readers' prices are doing:

Thanks for your help.

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