Colorado Avalanche 2014 Schedule
The Colorado Avalanche currently sit at 7 points with a 3-4-4 record. They have a minus-9 goal differential, the worst rate in the Western Conference (tied with the Edmonton Oilers.) Nonetheless, Semyon Varlamov has looked significantly better in net since the first two games of the season, picking up a win against Vancouver this past Friday and yielding just one goal to Winnipeg during regulation before giving up the game winner in overtime.
The 7-3 victory over Vancouver was their first win at home this season, all the more reason for the fans to start to feel optimistic. Much of the opening Avalanche schedule had the team on the road to begin the season so they will be home for five of the next six games. Colorado is coming off a thrilling 2013-14 season that saw the team reach the postseason and take the Minnesota Wild to seven games in the first round before losing 5-4 in overtime of Game 7. With fans hoping for an improvement this year, Avalanche ticket prices have increased this year to an average price of $99 on the secondary market, an 11% increase over last season.
Below is a breakdown of the top five in-demand games this season at the Pepsi Center, based on the average ticket price on the secondary market.
December 27, 2014 vs. Chicago Blackhawks | Average Ticket Price = $168 | Get-in Ticket Price | $37
Two days after Christmas, the Chicago Blackhawks will make the second of three visits to the Pepsi Center and this Saturday evening game is the most expensive on the Avalanche schedule this year at an average ticket price of $168. However, the get-in price is a much more reasonable $37 and is actually cheaper than two other get-in prices on this list.
November 26, 2014 vs. Chicago Blackhawks | Average Ticket Price = $163 | Get-in Ticket Price | $40
The first Blackhawks visit will be a month earlier on November 26th. The get-in price is at $40, three dollars more expensive than the December visit, but the average price is five dollars cheaper.
February 5, 2015 vs. Detroit Red Wings | Average Ticket Price = $151 | Get-in Ticket Price | $35
The former Western Conference rival Detroit Red Wings will make just ones top to Denver this season and it is the third most in-demand game. The Thursday evening matchup will be nationally televised on the NBC Sports Network and fans are paying a premium to see Detroit in person with an average price currently at $151.
April 11, 2015 vs. Chicago Blackhawks | Average Ticket Price = $143 | Get-in Ticket Price | $44
All three games against Chicago crack the top five most in-demand Avalanche tickets of 2014-15 but the April 11th bout is the cheapest by average price at just $143. Nonetheless, the get-in price of $44 is the highest of any game this season. Chances are if this game has meaningful playoff implications, both the average and get-in could get much steeper as we get closer to April.
January 21, 2015 vs. Boston Bruins | Average Ticket Price = $131 | Get-in Ticket Price | $32
The Boston Bruins are fifth on the list at an average price of $131. New acquisition Jarome Iginla will play against his former team and look to help Colorado get an impressive victory against an Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hopeful.