Ice Hockey is an exciting sport, especially at the NHL level. If you're tired of staying home and watching the Colorado Avalanche play from your front room, why not reserve your tickets and catch the next game live? If you're concerned about the price for tickets and all the extras that go with a day at the rink, you're going to be in for a pleasant surprise. The cost isn't really that high. We recently looked up the price of tickets, parking and concessions and here is what we discovered.
Ticket prices aren't bad at all
Ticket prices at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado start at $36 and go all the way up to $479, depending on the area of the stadium that you're seated in. On average, fans pay $51 per ticket to see the Colorado Avalanche play hockey in their home town. The price that you pay often depends on the availability. The sooner you reserve your ticket/seat, generally the less you'll end up paying. The cheapest seats often go fast so if you have a particular date in mind, it's recommended that you secure your tickets a soon as possible before the most desirable seats are sold out.
Parking prices aren't bad either
There are plenty of parking spaces available for special events such as the Colorado Avalanche matches. There are several different lots within a half-mile radius that offer parking rates that start at just $5 and go all the way up to $65 for premium parking. Pepsi Center operates 15 lots that are within easy walking access, but you can also park right at the center if you want to be closer to the game. The average price that fans going to a Colorado Avalanche game is $20 for the valet parking that is within two minutes walking distance from the center.
Concessions aren't too steep either
We all know that the prices charged at NHL stadiums are higher than you will find at your local fast food restaurant, but there is such a huge gathering of vendors that it's hard to resist the smell or the temptation of the myriad of delicious stadium food offerings. Since the cost of tickets and parking isn't that high, you will likely be able to afford a little more for food and for a beverage or beer to wash it all down. Sodas such as Pepsi and other products including lemonade are just $2.50 each which is about half the cost of most other centers and stadiums. Domestic beer prices start at $6.25 and go up to $7.50. Wine prices start at $7 per glass and it can also be purchased by the bottle. Food prices are a little high but also, not too bad. You can get a salad for $6 on up or a steak sandwich or big juicy hamburger for $14. They also have more high end meals available if you want to eat big while you're at the center. These range in price from $16 to $34, depending on the type of fare that you select. The average cost for food is around $30
How much does it cost to attend a Colorado Avalanche game?
If you follow the lead of the average Colorado Avalanche fans, you'll spend $51 for a ticket, $20 for parking and $30 for food and a few brews. You'll spend a total of $101. If this is a little more than you want to spend, it's not a problem. You can get into the game and have a decent seat for $36, pay $5 for parking and just walk for 10 minutes to get to the game and grab some cheap snacks and soda that costs less than $10. It's possible to catch a live game for a grand total of just $51, which is the average cost of a ticket for most fans. Of course if you're on an unrestricted budget you can spend a lot more for premium seats, fine cuisine and premium beer or wines. The choice is yours. Now that you have an idea of what tickets, parking and food and drink cost, you can put together your own customized game day package.
Written by Garrett Parker
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