Ticket Prices In the ‘Peg.

Ok, I lied. One more thing. The Winnipeg team (whatever they are) need to sell 13,000 season tickets to show the Board of Governors that they’re a viable market. Stands to reason.

Look at the prices:

My Thrashers season tickets are in the equivilant of section 111. They are $999 a year here in Atlanta. In Winnipeg?

$4,230. That’s more than four times the price. The yellow seats are $1,745. Granted, yes, that’s in a slightly stronger Canadian dollar, but you get the point.

Enjoy paying out the nose for a five year committment to watch this team frustrate the hell out of you.

EDIT: I decided to look up income for the ‘Peg. In 2010 median income was $70,510 (Canadian). Not too shabby. The average annual expenses? The most recent data I could find gave it as $55,821. So, basically, that gives each family $14,869 worth of disposable income (roughly).

Atlanta’s median income – the 7th highest in the US, with ticket prices a quarter of some of those in Winnipeg, is $51,948. I’ll add cost of living for a comparable year as WPG when I can find it. The internet isn’t cooperating and I’m too tired to care.

About Laura Astorian

Laura Astorian is the head editor for the SB Nation blog St. Louis Game Time and has been a Blues fan from childhood. She promises that any anti-Blackhawks bias will be left at the door. Maybe.