As the Bruins are gearing up to play in the TD Garden’s first ever Game 7 of a Stanley Cup Final, fans are paying up to see it.
The phones started ringing at Ace Ticket before Sunday night’s game in St. Louis even ended. As of Monday afternoon, the cheapest ticket was around $1,600 and the most expensive was a group of 5 tickets right behind the Bruins bench. They were priced at over $13,000 a piece.
"People are going crazy and it hasn’t stopped," Ace Ticket Community Outreach Manager April Martin said. "With supply being so limited, this is definitely next level."
Experts said it is the hottest ticket in town since the Red Sox won the World Series in Game 6 at home back in 2013. The Garden has even less seats than Fenway Park, which is driving the prices even higher.
The prices may have some fans singing the blues, but not Jake Duhaime. He bought Game 7 tickets over a month ago, long before anyone knew it would happen. He paid less than $1000 per ticket.
“There’s no better theater than Game 7,” Duhaime said. “Yes, it’s a mortgage payment, but to be there for the absolute conclusion is absolutely worth it.”
All of the tickets are more expensive since the last time there was a Game 7 at the Garden when the Celtics beat the Lakers back in 1984. Many fans are hoping the home team will win this time too.
"It’s a once in a lifetime experience," Ralph Koretsky, who is still trying to get tickets for him and his son said. "If you get the opportunity, why not?"