The Chicago Blackhawks are raising ticket prices for next season. The prices increases go throughout the arena, and average an uptick of eight percent. The cheapest 300-level seats move from $24 to $28, the most expensive seats in the United Center (Private Bank Platinum Seats) now move from $320 to $335.
The Chicago Tribune adds more context:
The 8 percent average increase pales in comparison to the 2008 jump of an average of 16 percent — some price tiers as much as 85 percent—which was the first time the organization had raised prices since the 1997-98 season. In 2010, the increase clocked in at an average of 20 percent and this season it rose 8 percent. Similar to this season, the Hawks say season plans for 2012-13 receive a discount up to 48 percent from face prices of single-game tickets.