Hawks fans frantically look for last-minute tickets

Posted June 9, 2010 at 11:29 a.m.

By Jennifer Delgado
| Blackhawks fans are hopping on planes to Philadelphia and snatching up whatever tickets they can find for tonight’s game, hoping to see their team take the Stanley Cup.

On Tuesday, brokers said they received a flurry of calls from Chicago fans wanting to buy Game Six tickets. Upper level seats at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia are starting at $400, local ticket brokers said. First-row seats on the glass are as much as $3,500.

“Everyone’s flocking down to Midway Airport to catch these flights (to Philadelphia) today,” said Paul Brown, manager of AAA Tickets in Chicago. “We’re hoping it comes down to Game Seven, but we’ll see what shakes out.”

Some local ticket brokers said they’ve seen prices fluctuate
during the series. When the Flyers won Cup Games Three and Four, ticket
prices increased. But after the Blackhawks crushed the Flyers on Sunday,
prices lowered a bit.

At StubHub.com, the average ticket price for Game Six is $896 for
Illinois buyers, said StubHub spokeswoman Joellen Ferrer.

Ten percent of StubHub.com buyers for tonight’s game are from Illinois,
Ferrer added. Roughly seven percent of Illinois buyers were at Games
Three and Four in Philadelphia.

 ”Chicago fans love their sports,” Ferrer said.  “They’ve been waiting
close to two decades for their team to make it to the finals.”

And in case the Flyers win tonight, making the series an even tie, local
ticket brokers said they’ll be waiting by their phones. Even before the
championship series began, fans purchased seats for Game Seven. Ticket
prices range from $1,000 for standing-room only to $12,000 for front-row

But Blackhawks fanatics are willing to dole out the cash.

“[Those prices are] not bad,” Brown said. “Game seven of the Stanley Cup
Finals in Chicago? It hasn’t happened here in eons.”

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  1. Don Ciccio June 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    These people that are listing Standing Room for $1,000 are the same goofs that were standing outside the U.C. on Sunday, desperate to sell them for under $200 when the game started.

  2. Harry Donner June 17, 2010 at 11:58 a.m.

    hehe o . k . so here’s exactly how dumb I am, halfway through reading your post I dropped my computer mouse and shut the firefox in error and I could not find your webpage again until 6 days later to finish reading through from the spot i had left off mainly because I didn’t remember how I linked to your site to begin with haha anyway it was worth the hold out..kudos :)