Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/13/14
For the third time since 2008, the year that the Cubification of the Chicago Blackhawks started, the team is raising ticket prices. That was the year snake oil saleman John McDonough and his lickspittle Jay Blunk came to the team and took over the front office. Hockey may be the sixth or seventh favorite sport, or at least the NHL is the sixth or seventh favorite league in United States, but the insane consumer demand in Chicago actually justifies the Hawks’ obscene price hike. Hard to believe that for every year of the preceding decade up until 2008, the team was averaging just 6-7,000 fans a night. Just five years ago, you could get a 300 level seat for $8 if you had a college ID. From the Chicago Tribune: The Hawks have raised the price of tickets for those with season plans an average of 8 percent for the 2012-13 season. The increases occur across all price tiers. The cheapest 300-level seats move from $24 per game to $28, and the most expensive in the Private Bank Platinum ...
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