Team Marketing Report has released their annual survey on the cost to fans of attending NHL games, and reports that league-wise ticket prices have risen 5.7% to an average of $61.01, and that the average "Fan Cost Index" has risen as much as 7.9%.
The Fan Cost Index is trademarked term that comprises the prices of four (4) average-price tickets, two (2) small draft beers, four (4) small soft drinks, four (4) regular-size hot dogs, parking for one (1) car, two (2) game programs and two (2) least-expensive, adult-size adjustable caps.
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The Dallas Stars, according to the report, still have the league's lowest average ticket prices at $36.09, and the third lowest FCI at $258.35, though you could dispute their findings.
They list a $20.00 parking charge for Stars games, while the Coyotes apparently do not charge for parking. (Huh?). $20.00 is on the high end of parking at the AAC. Lots ranging from $5-$15 can be found throughout the area, and many now take the Dart Rail and avoid it altogether.
But I digress.
Anyway you slice it, the Stars are still one of, if not the best bargain in the entire National Hockey League. Team Marketing Report says Stars' ticket prices went up an average of 1.2% from last season. Season ticket holders did not experience cost increases.
So as Jim Lites would say, call 214-GO-STARS.
Toronto still carries the most expensive ticket on average at $124.69 to have their little Maple Leaf hearts broken repeatedly.