(Note: I have no affiliate relationship with any of the vendors mentioned below, this is simply my take on the ticket scene for tonight.)
As I said last week, being down 2-0 in a series means very little, especially when the Bruins are involved. It’s almost as if playing with their backs against the wall is part of their credo. And sure enough, here we are again, the Black & Gold find themselves in a must win game, on Causeway St, with a chance to extend the series and win Lord Stanley’s Cup in Vancouver on Wednesday night.
To no one’s surprise, the ticket demand for tonight is insane. But similar to last week, tickets can be had, just be prepared to pay a small fortune. According to StubHub, over 500 tickets are available with prices starting at $557. Locally, Ace Ticket has single seats in the Balcony starting at $540, which is the lowest I’ve seen on the secondary market. If you’re looking to sit in the lower bowl, Loge seats will cost you a month’s rent in a studio apartment in Boston. The corner sections (4-9-15-20), which are typically the least expensive, are approximately $900. So assuming you’re prepared to shell out the dough, here’s my take on where to find the best deals:
Balcony (Face Value between $360-$385, excluding Rows 1 & 2)
Location: Section 319, Row 2, 4 Seats Available from StubHub
Current Price: $600 per ticket
My Thoughts: Face Value is just a dream at this point, so if you’re going to pay somewhere between $500-$600 to get inside the Garden, you might as well find the best seats available. Right now, this is the spot. You’re in the corner balcony, which isn’t ideal, but you’re sitting in Row 2, providing you with a great view of the action. Preferable I’d like to sit between the blue lines, but those will cost you a few hundred more if you want Row 2, so why not move a few sections over and sit as low as possible. Go get em!
Loge (Face Value between $610 – $860 depending on location and row)
Location: Loge 9, Row 16, 2 Seats Available from StubHub or Club 37, Row D, 2 Seats from TicketsNow for $940 per ticket
Current Price: $895 per ticket
My Thoughts: Similar to Balcony seats, you won’t find any Loge seats at or near box office face value. I guess that’s what happens when a team makes the Cup Finals for the first time since some of my readers were born. So with no face deals to be found, let’s find the best value, and right now that’s Loge 9, which is in the corner section of the lower bowl. At $895 per seat, these are the closest to face value you’ll find right now. Personally, I’d rather take the money, fly to Vegas for the night, watch the game and enjoy a steak dinner (with money left over to stay through Wed and watch Game 7 ). But that’s just me.
Which seat would I pick if I had my choice? I’d pass over the Balcony and Loge and go straight to the Club Level. If you’re ready to shell out nearly $900 for the corner Loge, why not spend $40 more for a better view in Row D of the Club! Section Club 37 to be exact, two seats for $940 per ticket. Go get em!