Stanley Cup Final tickets the most expensive Oilers games on record

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Rogers Place is getting ready to roll out the red carpet for the Stanley Cup Final.

But maybe gold would be a more fitting colour, as far as ticket prices go.

Considering the Edmonton Oilers are averaging 17 years in between their most recent fourth-round appearances, it’s no wonder getting a seat in the building is going to be a hot ticket.

In fact, prices are expected to reach record highs for Game 3 on June 13, Game 4 on June 15 and, potentially Game 6 on June 21, should it be necessary in the best-of-seven series, which gets underway in Florida on Saturday.

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According to TickPick, Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final is the most expensive Oilers game on record, with an average purchase price of $1,106 US.

That’s 71 per cent more expensive than Game 1 of the series ($646) and 72 per cent more than Game 2 ($642).

The second most expensive Oilers game on record is Game 3 of this year’s Stanley Cup Final, which has an average purchase price of $872.

Up until this year’s playoffs, the most expensive Oilers ticket on record averaged $423, when they faced the San Jose Sharks in the 2017 Western Conference quarter-finals. That series officially marked the end of the Decade of Darkness, which began immediately after their last Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2006.

And Game 4 coming up is 161 per cent more expensive.

It will be a short-lived record, however, should the series get past Game 5 and return for one final showdown at Rogers Place. Game 6 would be sure to eclipse them all.

The current get-in price for Game 4 is a whopping $1,068, 91 per cent more expensive than Game 1 in Florida ($577). The get-in price for Game 3 is $714.

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