As much as it will hurt any Senators fan to admit, the Toronto Maple Leafs are now a Tier 1 hockey club.
And if there’s any dispute, they can take it up with their organization’s ticketing department. The Senators recently released their home schedule, with each game assigned a tier at which tickets will be priced:
Just got an email from the Sens about buying tickets for the upcoming season. They have 5 tiers of pricing with Tier 1 being the highest. The Leafs games are the ONLY team in Tier 1 lol pic.twitter.com/nnmxfMqJ95
— Casual Mats (@Casual_Mats) August 2, 2018
That’s right – the loathed Leafs are the only team in the entire league considered Tier 1 by their division rivals down the highway. I guess that’s what happens when you catapult to Stanley Cup favourite status over the summer.
The Habs, perennial Tier 1 candidates for the Sens, are merely a Tier 2 team this year, along with the Stanley Cup winners, Washington, and the Winnipeg Jets for some reason.
Here’s how ticket prices break down according to each tier:
- Tier 1: $105-$250
- Tier 2: $74-$225
- Tier 3: $33.50-$167
- Tier 4: $33.50-$152.50
- Tier 5: $33.50-$138.50
So while Sens fans can drag themselves to the Canadian Tire Centre to catch a glimpse of some teams from cities where hockey shouldn’t be played for about the same price as a beer at the Air Canada Cent– uhhhh, Scotiabank Arena, seeing the Leafs will command at least a Borden and some change.
That’s about a quarter of what it would cost to see the Sens play in Toronto, by the way.