Affordability and Accessibility
Flyers tickets have varied in affordability and accessibility over the years.
Season ticket prices have progressively soared since the Flyers began playing at the Wells Fargo Center in 1996, making it difficult for the casual fan to afford official packages.
The days of the Spectrum when dads could lift kids over the turnstiles are long gone, but StubHub has enabled the average Flyers fan to enjoy home games at reasonable means in recent seasons.
While Flyers games against the Penguins or the Rangers have always been tough to come by, weeknight games against teams not considered marquee opponents have frequently gone as low as $20 on StubHub throughout the course of the past five years. Tickets to any Boston Bruins game at TD Garden, by comparison, are tough to find for under $100.
Flyers fans won’t have that privilege during March home games. Season ticket holders control all the cards, and the lowest prices on StubHub sit upwards towards $200 for virtually all games currently on sale.
Flyers tickets will undoubtedly be even tougher to afford this season. It’s a testament to the increasing difficulty in finding affordable tickets to professional sporting events leading up to the year 2020 and yet another harsh economic reality of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flyers fans and all Philadelphians can certainly acknowledge the lack of ideal circumstances in the world today and appreciate gradual reopenings in the area as they come along. Continued progress in reopenings might even allow for increased attendance numbers in time for a playoff run this spring.
Season ticket holders and those who have the means should enjoy whatever version of a Flyers game they get to experience. The first steps are in place to restore a packed house of the rowdiest fans in the NHL telling Jake Voracek to “SHOOT” on the power play.