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Cost of Attending a National Hockey League Game (2002-03)

The figures below are from Team Marketing Report's "Fan Cost Index". The survey tracks the cost of attendance for a family of four. The FCI includes: two adult average price tickets; two child average price tickets; four small soft drinks; two small beers; four hot dogs; two programs; parking; and two adult-size caps.

View the full NHL Fan Cost Index


NHL League Average

Avg. Ticket: $41.56

FCI: $240.43

When the NHL Fan Cost Index was first published in 1994-95, the avg. ticket cost was $33.49. The FCI was $195.79.


NHL franchises listed from highest to lowest FCI.


Philadelphia Flyers

Avg. Ticket: $57.06

FCI: $310.72


New Jersey Devils

Avg. Ticket: $54.67

FCI: $309.68


Detroit Red Wings

Avg. Ticket: $56.72

FCI: $303.88


Boston Bruins

Avg. Ticket: $51.37

FCI: $293.49


Los Angeles Kings

Avg. Ticket: $48.12

FCI: $280.00


New York Rangers

Avg. Ticket: $44.58

FCI: $279.83


Chicago Blackhawks

Avg. Ticket: $47.57

FCI: $276.28


Toronto Maple Leafs

Avg. Ticket: $48.48

FCI: $263.28


Pittsburgh Penguins

Avg. Ticket: $47.18

FCI: $259.21


Columbus Blue Jackets

Avg. Ticket: $43.90

FCI: $255.58


Atlanta Thrashers

Avg. Ticket: $40.26

FCI: $253.51


Minnesota Wild

Avg. Ticket: $46.08

FCI: $248.34


St. Louis Blues

Avg. Ticket: $42.68

FCI: $248.20


Washington Capitals

Avg. Ticket: $41.74

FCI: $244.95


San Jose Sharks

Avg. Ticket: $39.15

FCI: $243.59


Dallas Stars

Avg. Ticket: $38.11

FCI: $239.43


Nashville Predators

Avg. Ticket: $42.90

FCI: $238.61


Colorado Avalanche

Avg. Ticket: $40.66

FCI: $236.13


New York Islanders

Avg. Ticket: $38.44

FCI: $234.76


Buffalo Sabres

Avg. Ticket: $37.96

FCI: $222.84


Phoenix Coyotes

Avg. Ticket: $31.32

FCI: $214.28


Anaheim Mighty Ducks

Avg. Ticket: $37.32

FCI: $212.28


Vancouver Canucks

Avg. Ticket: $39.72

FCI: $211.89


Ottawa Senators

Avg. Ticket: $40.38

FCI: $204.41


Florida Panthers

Avg. Ticket: $32.58

FCI: $202.82


Carolina Hurricanes

Avg. Ticket: $31.77

FCI: $193.06


Montreal Canadiens

Avg. Ticket: $35.97

FCI: $192.81


Tampa Bay Lightning

Avg. Ticket: $29.93

FCI: $183.71


Calgary Flames

Avg. Ticket: $30.68

FCI: $178.87


Edmonton Oilers

Avg. Ticket: $29.36

FCI: $176.52



Source: Team Marketing Report


View the Cost of Attending a Game for the Other Major Pro Sports Leagues:

MLB (2002)

NBA (2002-03)

NFL (2002)