Tickets to a Leafs game are the most expensive in the NHL. It's not even close.
According to Chicago-based Team Marketing Report's annual survey released this week, Maple Leafs games at the Air Canada Centre carry an average ticket of $117.49 this season (all figures U.S.), more than double the league's standard of $51.41.
With only 11 of the NHL's 30 teams raising ticket prices this season, according to TMR, the Leafs' 10 per cent increase over last year's number is the league's highest, with the New York Rangers and their 7.1 per cent increase to a $58.57 average ticket cost next in line as far as increase (Montreal, at an average $72.18, is the second-priciest seat in the league).
$117.49 on average for one ticket. Take your kid and it's $250 before you've parked and bought a hot dog. That's serious cabbage for a team that hasn't made the playoffs in five years.
That's also why I haven't paid for a Leafs ticket in about seven years. Do you pay for Leafs tickets?