Yahoo wrote:He purchased two tickets that were just below the mid-level price for the Winter Classic at $149 each. The fees for the tickets totaled $67.50, he said. Bakley was also forced to buy two tickets to the alumni game (he paid $72 each, plus fees that totaled $32) and two tickets to the Adirondack Phantoms-Hershey Bears AHL game ($33 each, plus fees that totaled $6).
All told, Bakley paid $508 for two tickets to each of the three games. He said he would not have purchased the tickets to the Dec. 31 alumni game or Jan. 6 AHL game if it wasn't mandatory. His fees for the tickets: $105.50.
Of course, Ticketmaster gets into the act as well by charging 3 sets of fees, instead of just one for the 'package'.
Add in the fact that the game is on a Monday (Jan 2) and it looks like the NHL is just assuming that the annual outdoor game is the best thing to hit hockey since corporate sponsorship.
I'm guessing that most of you don't really care about the game, since it's usually poor hockey in unsafe conditions, but down here it seems like the one game Americans will tune into. It's a shame that they're doing what they can to once again piss off the real fan base to try to make the game appealing to the masses.