Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The Los Angeles Kings set franchise and Staples Center records for profits in Wednesday’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals against the New York Rangers.
The Kings broke a single-game ticket sales record by dynamically pricing the playoff tickets.
The face value paid by fans who buy tickets to Stanley Cup finals games in Los Angeles is 65 percent higher than what season-ticket holders pay, said Dan Beckerman, president and CEO of AEG, which owns the Kings and the Staples Center.
Fans at Wednesday’s game also spent an average of nearly $30 each on merchandise, while the total expenditures that included food and beverage grossed more than $1 million, an all-time Kings single-game record, Beckerman added.
The team also sold about 400 standing-room seats to suite holders, surpassing the amount purchased for a 2010 NBA Finals game between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics.
The Kings won 3-2 when Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime.