PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Want to go to the Winter Classic? You still can, but be ready to pay up! Tickets for the Winter Classic at Heinz Field sold out fast, but you could go to the secondary market and buy a ticket.
The Post-Gazette is reporting, tickets on sites such as StubHub.com, Craigslist.com and eBay.com are ranging from $269 to $1,250 per ticket.
During a regular season game, the Penguins have more control over the distribution of tickets. The Penguins hold a group of tickets at the walk-up window, which restricts the resale of tickets on the secondary market.
For the Winter Classic, the NHL controls the distribution of tickets. Both the Penguins and Capitals made sure each season ticket holder was offered a ticket for the game.
The NHL also distributed tickets to the Steelers, NHL sponsors and all the other NHL teams.
The average resale ticket price for the game is more than double the resale ticket price from the Penguins’ first appearance in the Winter Classic in 2008 against the Buffalo Sabres. Tickets for that game at Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills, were $209.
Should the game be canceled, only the face value of the ticket will be refunded. So, if you buy your ticket through StubHub.com or another secondary source, you could end up losing money in the end.