Vancouver Canucks fans will have to shell out more for cheap seats this season than fans in any other NHL city.
Canucks tickets went on sale to the general public over the weekend and thanks to a four per cent increase and the HST, nosebleed seats will cost $62 before tax and service charges.
That’s $12 more than the next priciest nosebleeds in Edmonton for $51. Ottawa Senators fans — at the other end of the spectrum — can go to a game for less than the price of a pitcher of beer.
To go to premium home games at the Rogers Arena — like when the Canucks play the Toronto Maple Leafs in December — prices go up to nearly $85 for cheap seats.
Fans wanting to watch the game without the assistance of binoculars are paying upwards of $300 after tax for that luxury.
Despite the hefty prices, available single-game tickets for the upcoming season have already sold out.