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FanSnap(R) NBA and NHL Playoff Ticket Report(May 21, 2010)
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/21/10 -- FanSnap®, the leading live event ticket search engine, today announced that the availability of thousands of NHL and NBA Playoff tickets to the Conference Finals presents opportunity for fans to snap up tremendous values.
As the NBA and NHL Playoffs heat up, fans can almost taste the NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup. Looking ahead to the NBA Finals, expectations and ticket prices are up substantially over the conference finals. If the Lakers, Suns or Celtics make it to the Finals, fans can expect to pay $800 per ticket on average. If the Magic make the NBA Finals -- with an average ticket price of $450 -- it may be cheaper for Suns or Lakers fans to see the game in Orlando than at home.
A similar trend holds true in the NHL where Stanley Cup tickets prices in Montreal and Chicago are substantially higher than in San Jose or Philadelphia.
NHL Stanley Cup Home Game 1
Canadiens -- $1,645
Blackhawks -- $1,332
Flyers -- $825
Sharks -- $687
Using FanSnap ticket search, fans can find tickets for the upcoming playoff games from eighteen ticket sites representing thousands of sellers. Among them are 800buytickets.com, Ace Ticket, ASC Ticket Company, Big Time Worldwide, eBay, Gold Coast Tickets, Just Tix, Prestige Entertainment, RazorGator, Seacoast Ticket Agency, StubHub, TicketNetwork, Ticket Solutions, TicketsNow, TopStarTickets, The Ticket Guys, Totally Tickets, and Wanamaker Ticket Office.
CELTICS - MAGIC
Magic @ Boston Celtics tickets to Game 3 average $252
Magic @ Boston Celtics tickets to Game 4 average $265
Tickets to a possible Game 5 in Orlando average $201. Averages are great for comparing fan interest in games, but averages are less useful for fans who want to buy tickets. Averages mask the tremendous values to be had. FanSnap makes finding the values simple by showing fans the Best Value Tickets(SM) -- the tickets priced substantially lower than comparable seats. The Best Value Tickets in Boston can be had in Balcony 305 for Monday's Game 4 where fans can save 60 percent off the average price.
SUNS - LAKERS
Lakers @ Phoenix Suns tickets to Game 3 average $277
Lakers @ Phoenix Suns tickets to Game 4 average $245
Tickets to a possible Game 5 in L.A. average $423. The Best Value Tickets for the Lakers - Suns matchup in Phoenix are for Game 4 on Tuesday where fans can find tickets in Lower Level Center for $250 each. That's 63 percent lower than comparable seats.
SHARKS - BLACKHAWKS
Sharks @ Chicago Blackhawks tickets to Game 3 average $288
Sharks @ Chicago Blackhawks tickets to Game 4 average $297
Tickets to a possible Game 5 in San Jose average $345. The Best Value Tickets to see the Blackhawks play the Sharks in Chicago are for Game 3. Fans can find Upper Level Center tickets for $170, or 41 percent below comparable seats.
FLYERS - CANADIENS
Flyers @ Montreal Canadiens tickets to Game 4 average $517
Canadiens @ Philadelphia Flyers tickets to Game 5 average $303
Tickets to a possible Game 6 in Montreal average $714. The Best Value Tickets to see the Habs - Flyers are in Philadelphia for Game 5 where fans can find tickets in Mezzanine Center for 58 percent less than comparable seats.
FanSnap is a free, ticket search engine with more than 15 million sports, theater and concert tickets to 80,000 events. FanSnap highlights the best value tickets at any given moment and displays tickets listings from dozens of ticket sites by the row so fans can easily compare tickets.
FanSnap was named to the "PC World 100: Best Products of 2009" and also named "Most Innovative New Search Engine" of the Search Engine Watch (SEW) Awards 2009.
FanSnap (http://www.FanSnap.com) is the live event ticket search engine for fans. Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive, accurate, fast and easy-to-use resource for fans to find best value sports, theater and concert tickets. FanSnap provides free ticket search results for dozens of the leading ticket providers, including TicketsNow, TicketNetwork, StubHub, RazorGator, Las Vegas Tickets, Gold Coast Tickets, eBay, Barry's Tickets, AllShows, and Ace Ticket. Our detailed ticket-level search results are made possible by the combination of strategic industry partnerships and systems integration, as well as our FanSnap TicketData(SM) systems and patent-pending dynamic FanSnap Maps(SM). FanSnap.com is also optimized for iPhone access. Palo Alto, CA-based FanSnap was founded in 2007 and is funded by General Catalyst Partners and Highland Capital Partners.
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