The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that season ticket prices for the 2006-07 National Hockey League season will remain the same. As was the case in 2005-06, full season ticketholders will once again receive a discount from single game ticket prices. It marks the third straight season that the season ticketholder discount will be in effect.
Single game ticket prices for over 40% of the arena will remain the same for the 2006-07 season. Single game ticket prices for the 100 level seats (excluding the front row Platinum seats), the 200 level seats, and 1/5th of the 300 level seats will be increased by $5 per ticket.
The following is a synopsis of ticket prices for the 2006-07 season:
The average season ticket price will remain 7.3% lower than the average season ticket price during the first year at the United Center (1994-95).
This is the first time that the single game ticket price on the lower level will be higher than it was 13 years ago - the first year at the United Center (excluding the 198 front row Platinum seats).
This will be the first price increase in (9) nine years (excluding the 198 front row Platinum seats).
This makes the overall average ticket price:
only $2.48 higher than that inaugural season of 1994-95
less than the average price from 10 seasons ago (1996-97)
lower than the average ticket price during the 2003-04 season.
With the season ticket price remaining unchanged for 2006-07, season ticketholders will now receive an average of 14.4% savings from the single game ticket prices.
Over ¼ of the arena (27%) will be priced at $15 or less which translates to over 4,800 seats.
Nearly 2,700 seats, or 15% of the arena, will be priced at only $10.
Students and AHAI members will still be able to purchase a $15 ticket for only $8 on the night of a game.
The Blackhawks will continue to offer "Family Nights" where adults buying two full-price 300-level tickets receive two free tickets for children 12 years old and under. Over 1,800 families took advantage of this program in 2005-06 and over 5,000 families have taken part in this program since its inception four years ago.