The Nashville Predators’ three-year rebuild led to a rewarding postseason appearance last season before bowing out to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions in the first round. After winning 16 games in 2012-13 (lockout-shortened 48-game season), the Predators won 38 games in the following campaign, before going 47-25-10 last season to qualify for the NHL playoffs.
With a fine core already in place comprised of Shea Weber, Mike Fisher, James Neal and Craig Smith, the Predators didn’t settle with that, and added former St. Louis Blues blue-line defenseman Barret Jackman, in addition to Cody Hodgson from the Buffalo Sabres—the latter of which is a low-risk, one-year move for a talented player coming off a down season.
Nashville and their fans that fill Bridgestone Arena are excited to see what the next step can be with this group. Sporting a 28-9-4 home record last season, the Predators are creating a tough environment for visiting opponents. Below, with information provided by SeatSmart.com, are the most expensive Nashville Predators tickets on the secondary market for the upcoming season.
1/14/2016 | Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators | MTS Centre | Average Price: $534.64 | Get-in Price: $160
1/21/2016 | Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators | MTS Centre | Average Price: $517.51 | Get-in Price: $165
3/8/2016 | Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators | MTS Centre | Average Price: $510.56 | Get-in Price: $156
Currently, Winnipeg Jets tickets on the secondary market are some of the highest-priced tickets around the entire NHL, as they are showing up near the top for most teams. These three games are the most expensive in the entire season for the Predators, with two dates in January of next year and one game in March. The most expensive of the three is on January 14, having an average ticket price of $534.64 and a get-in price of $160.
2/25/2016 & 1/12/2016 | Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators | United Center | Average Price: $373.39 (Two Games)
The next two most expensive games are against the Blackhawks, the aforementioned team that eliminated Nashville from last year’s playoff run. Since Chicago went on to win the entire thing, the playoff loss is a little less painful, but the Predators and the rest of the NHL will be gunning for the defending champs in the upcoming campaign. The Preds will especially be looking for revenge on Chicago’s home ice, looking to get a little payback from a year ago. Additionally, fans who go to these games at the United Center can save considerably on their parking in Chicago with ParkWhiz.com, which has spots available nearby at the lowest prices.
Coincidentally, the most expensive Nashville home game this season is also against the Blackhawks, which takes place on December 10. That contest features an average ticket price of $253.63 and a get-in price of $92.
11/23/2015 | New York Rangers vs. Nashville Predators | Madison Square Garden | Average Price: $351.08 | Get-in Price: $60
Another high-profile game for the Preds in the upcoming slate is against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden right before Thanksgiving. The game against the Rangers is the club’s most expensive game against an Eastern Conference opponent with an average ticket price of just over $350.