The Price of the Puck

By local contributor
JoAnne Zeterberg

There’s no doubt about it – catching a professional hockey game is pricey. But when it comes to cost, not all games are created equal.

According to the Fan Cost Index pulled together by Team Marketing Report, a family of four can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $600 (US) to see the Toronto Maple Leafs take the ice. That includes tickets, hot dogs, beverages, and souvenirs. Fans of the Flames, Oilers, Canadiens, Jets and Canucks can expect to pay between $325 (US) and $465 (US). The same cost for an Arizona Coyotes game? About $295 (US). 

Now, we’re not asking you to give up the home team (we’re not that crazy). But here’s an idea – how about taking the money you’d save on one game and putting it toward a warm-winter getaway in Scottsdale? You’ll enjoy sunny skies, winter highs around 22 degrees Celsius, and all the outdoor adventures and activities you love, including golf, hiking, river rafting, and horseback riding, just to name a few. Plus, we’ve even got a few indoor activities you might like:

Edmonton Oilers            Feb. 4, 2020   

Vancouver Canucks       March 12, 2020

Vancouver Canucks       April 2, 2020

Winnipeg Jets                April 4, 2020

So, keep rooting for your favorite team this winter, but enjoy a little sunshine while you’re at it. We’ll save you a seat at the arena.