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:
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.