Edmonton Oilers News – 2013 Oilers Updates
The Oilers have the third most expensive NHL tickets
in the league, averaging $337. Last year Oilers tickets were the eighth most expensive averaging $175. The 92% increase in price since last year is the second largest increase of any NHL team. The Oilers have not played in the postseason for seven straight seasons but fans are finding optimism with the recent signing of hometown defenceman Andrew Ference and new GM Craig MacTavish. Last year the Oilers climbed the League standings and battled playoff teams in the regular season. Improvement from the young squad was noticed and has Oilers fans excited for the 2013-14 year. The additions of David Perron, Denis Grebeshkov, Andrew Ference, and Philip Larsen this offseason should help in the rebuilding process and add some needed experience to the Oilers roster.
The Edmonton Oilers will face rivals Calgary Flames
three times during the regular season at Rexall Place
. Battle of Alberta tickets are most expensive for the two March meetings, averaging $374 (3/1) and $367 (3/22); in fact these two games are the second and third most expensive games on the Edmonton Oilers schedule. The highest priced game comes against the Pittsburgh Penguins
on 1/10 (avg. $412).
A new Edmonton arena is being built for the Oilers in downtown for the 2016 season. The $480 million project is expected to break ground this summer and the final product will hold 18,500 people.