If you’re a New York Rangers fan, watching your team take on the Los Angeles Kings on home ice will cost you the same as it would to fly out to LA and see the game.
The Rangers are trying to win their first Stanley Cup since 1994, and the price tag for seats at Madison Square Garden has skyrocketed.
Tickets for Game 3, the first game of the series in New York, are starting at $1,045.50 on StubHub. The lowest price for Game 4 is a cool $1,196.85.
On the other coast, however, a ticket to Game 1 on Wednesday is only $420.00. According to Kayak, if you flew from JFK to Long Beach Airport on Wednesday morning, only a half-hour drive to the Staples Center, and then flew back the next morning after the game, you’d only spend $456.00.
For airfare and the game ticket, it would be cheaper for a fan to fly from New York to LA to watch the game than see it in his hometown arena. According to FiveThirtyEight, the Kings are favored over the Rangers.