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PrezdeJohnson09
07-25-2014, 11:06 AM
I've never been to a Frozen Four yet but I'm hoping to find a way to Boston this year in April.

Been to numerous D-I regionals over the years but with the FF being 3 hours away this year, I'd like to try and get there.

Just wondering if anyone has any sort of tips or advice on getting tickets. I believe there is a lottery for them? Or has that already taken place, if it hasn't can I sign up somewhere.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Bonin21
07-25-2014, 11:17 AM
I don't think the "lottery" has happened for a few years. I'd assume there will be some seats available to people without priority again. Just keep an eye out for the dates.

gscott13
07-25-2014, 12:24 PM
I've never been to a Frozen Four yet but I'm hoping to find a way to Boston this year in April.

Been to numerous D-I regionals over the years but with the FF being 3 hours away this year, I'd like to try and get there.

Just wondering if anyone has any sort of tips or advice on getting tickets. I believe there is a lottery for them? Or has that already taken place, if it hasn't can I sign up somewhere.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

worst case scenario, go on the uscho forum tickets board.... there are always posters looking to unload their tickets and often times, just looking to get the face value+service fee+shipping....

gscott13
07-25-2014, 12:29 PM
I don't think the "lottery" has happened for a few years. I'd assume there will be some seats available to people without priority again. Just keep an eye out for the dates.

the last couple of years, people have been able to select their seats... they open up windows where the different priority numbers have time to purchase, working their way down until they open to general public.... I can't imagine there will be a lot of general tickets available given the demand boston has seen in the past...

CLS
07-25-2014, 12:54 PM
Here's a place to sign up for updates.

http://www.ncaa.com/newsletter-signup/icehockeym

Technically the lottery still exists, but it hasn't really been meaningful in the last couple of years -- everybody who entered the lottery "won" in the sense they got a ticket. The long time attendees got to pick their tickets earlier and therefore got better seats, but pretty much everyone who wanted a ticket got one. And while I've never seen them admit it, I don't think the FF sold out, because I was getting emails the day of the game saying tickets were still available. With the FF in the middle of a hockey hotbed, it's possible that there will be a sellout again the lottery may become meaningful. I'd say sign up for the email updates, and in the worst case, if you don't get a ticket through the NCAA, you'll be able to buy one on the secondary market, such as the one on this board. Good luck.

Priceless
07-25-2014, 01:12 PM
I have been in touch with my friend at the Garden and she will be notifying me as soon as suites are available for purchase. I don't know what the price will be, but I expect it to be high since this is Boston.
For those interested, please email jhfhockey(@)gmail.com and I'll add you to the mailing list. Suites in Boston seat 12, 18, 25 and 50 (with extra tickets available SRO in the suite).

Hopefully the price for Tampa is still reasonable when we go back down there.

TheRevengeance
07-25-2014, 04:20 PM
Just curious, are there some tickets "reserved" to be sold by the schools who make the Frozen Four to their students and fans and such? On the one in a million chance Northeastern makes it, I'd hate to be screwed out of a chance to see it right in our backyard because I didn't anticipate a once in a lifetime season the summer beforehand.

BC/HE
07-25-2014, 05:43 PM
Just curious, are there some tickets "reserved" to be sold by the schools who make the Frozen Four to their students and fans and such? On the one in a million chance Northeastern makes it, I'd hate to be screwed out of a chance to see it right in our backyard because I didn't anticipate a once in a lifetime season the summer beforehand.

All 4 participating schools get a decent size block of tickets in the lower bowl corner to side. However, the schools decide how to allocate their own tickets and oftentimes only season ticket holders or special interest alumni(i.e. large donors) and those in the know get them especially if it is a local school.

Carmine Scarpaglia
07-25-2014, 06:54 PM
Just curious, are there some tickets "reserved" to be sold by the schools who make the Frozen Four to their students and fans and such? On the one in a million chance Northeastern makes it, I'd hate to be screwed out of a chance to see it right in our backyard because I didn't anticipate a once in a lifetime season the summer beforehand.

Northeastern in the frozen four? Ahahaha.

mookie1995
07-26-2014, 06:48 AM
Northeastern in the frozen four? Ahahaha.

That was cute...

Snively65
07-26-2014, 08:34 AM
What is so funny? Did not the Huskies make the Providence FF in 1982?

Carmine Scarpaglia
07-26-2014, 09:12 AM
Sorry I couldn't help myself.

mookie1995
07-27-2014, 05:59 AM
What is so funny? Did not the Huskies make the Providence FF in 1982?

And?

Are you expecting Belgium to perhaps go colonize west Africa next week too?

Snively65
07-27-2014, 07:32 AM
And?

Are you expecting Belgium to perhaps go colonize west Africa next week too?

We'll, I doubt that will happen. But, the Huskies do have a decent goalie and a goal scorer.

PcFriars13
07-27-2014, 10:38 AM
I went to the semis in Philadelphia this year, and I was able to purchase tickets on StubHub the night before. (I actually checked it on a whim, saw that tickets were about a hundred dollars cheaper than they were earlier that week, had a minor heart attack, and convinced my boss that it'd be okay for me to leave at noon the next day.) I doubt this will be the case in Boston, unless somehow none of the area schools make it in to the Frozen Four, but it was super easy to get tickets to Philadelphia this year.

LTsatch
07-27-2014, 10:18 PM
The scalpers were weeping in the streets in Philly, I even met a BC Padre who could not get rid of an extra seat, he gave it away to a scalper, and convinced him to walk into the arena with him, pretty cool!

claver2010
07-28-2014, 07:36 AM
The scalpers were weeping in the streets in Philly, I even met a BC Padre who could not get rid of an extra seat, he gave it away to a scalper, and convinced him to walk into the arena with him, pretty cool!

I got near face for my finals pair on stubhub on Thursday night. Was absolutely shocked.

Must've been some drunk goofer

PrezdeJohnson09
07-28-2014, 07:46 AM
Thanks for all the feedback so far guys!

And to add on to the discussion, if anyone is willing to share, would you mind posting how much you paid for your tickets (face value) so I can get a rough estimate of what I'll be looking at for cost. I'm sure Boston will be a little heftier than other places. But that's expected I guess.

LTsatch
07-29-2014, 09:00 PM
Face value for all three games was $230 in Philly, see for sale threads below for the aftermarket on this board.

http://board.uscho.com/forumdisplay.php?8-Tickets-and-Events&s=&pp=35&daysprune=365&sort=lastpost&order=desc

pgb-ohio
07-30-2014, 10:16 AM
Location, Location, Location.

The comments made so far paint a reasonably accurate picture of the FF ticket market since St. Louis '07. Comfortably filled NHL Arenas; but not really a tough ticket. The secondary market has been an attractive option. Tickets at face value or below have been fairly easy to come by. Often seat locations are better than what's available in the lottery/selection process.

HOWEVER: We're talking Boston. Boston '98 was a pretty tough ticket. At least up front, Boston '04 reigns as the toughest FF ticket in the lottery era. And the tournament hasn't been back since. There's at least some pent-up demand. So for those with any priority points at all, I recommend locking in your seats this Fall.

I'm fully aware of the big picture. Current demand for FF ducats is significantly less than the peak years. Short version of a long story: The speculators and scalpers are basically gone. Non-traditional sites took away much of their customer base; higher face values squeezed profit margins. Supply and demand have settled into a comfortable equilibrium.

But again, we're back in Boston. A modest sellers' market may make an encore appearance.