Boston Bruins' new ticket plan tries to push out scalpers

(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Boston Bruins have made it more difficult for scalpers to purchase tickets.

On Monday, as part of their 2016-17 season ticket pricing plan rollout, the team announced they cancelled accounts of “high-volume re-sellers” from outside New England, Connecticut and New York. The tickets will go to the near 10,000 fans on the team’s season ticket wait list.

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Also, “known” high volume re-sellers will see the price of their tickets go up. Bruins season ticket holders will see no increase in their tickets.

Below is a statement by Glen Thornborough, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Bruins and TD Garden.

The Bruins recognize the commitment that Season Tickets Holders make to the organization and we are happy that those fans who regularly attend our games will see no increase in their prices. Additionally, through this renewal process we hope to offer many loyal fans from our waiting list the opportunity to become Season Ticket Holders.”

The Boston Globe, noted the site  TiqIQ, showed an average secondary market ticket of around $172 per home game.

The Bruins said for next season, for season ticket holders loge seats will be between $90-$155 per game and balcony seats will be $48-$107 per game.

Stanley Cup of Chowder explained how this helps fans who want to become season ticket holders.

This is huge. Many fans who have otherwise been completely screwed by the intervention of scalped tickets now have a chance to be rewarded for their patience. On top of that, it further discourages scalpers by skyrocketing the price for these high re-sellers.

The Bruins have averaged a home attendance of 18,482 this season and have a home sellout streak of 288 straight games.

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