The NHL Draft in Vancouver is a hot ticket, to say the least.
The Canucks-hosted event sold out in minutes after tickets went on sale to the general public last month and prices on the secondary market have been outrageous ever since.
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Tickets were being offered for over $230 CAD – or 10 times the original cost – to start with. Prices remained above $200 CAD until yesterday, but have since dropped in price by over 50%.
At time of publishing, the lowest price available was $50.85 USD (including estimated fees), which works out to being about $67 CAD.
To be clear, those prices are still outrageous, as they’re well above the original $27.20 price on Ticketmaster.
But for a sold-out event that has only visited Vancouver three times since the Canucks entered the league in 1970, fans are willing to shell out big bucks.
The Canucks have the 10th overall selection in the draft, with the first-round beginning today at 5 pm. They hold eight more selections in Rounds 2-7, which take place tomorrow morning. Tickets for the far less showy second day of the draft are still available, and only cost $11.50.