The Los Angeles Kings set franchise and arena business records Wednesday night at Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals against the New York Rangers. The Kings broke team records for most ticket sales for a single game and most merchandise bought per fan. They also broke a Staples Center record for the most standing-room tickets sold, according to Dan Beckerman, president and CEO of AEG, which owns the Kings and the Staples Center. "We've been breaking a lot of records this year, including record sponsorship revenue and record ratings," Beckerman said. The team broke a single-game ticket sales record thanks to its continuing strategy of dynamically pricing the playoff tickets it sells to the general public. The face value paid by fans who buy tickets to Stanley Cup finals games in Los Angeles is 65 percent higher than what season-ticket holders pay, Beckerman said. The team capped season-ticket sales at 16,000 this season and have another 1,000 people on the waiting list. Fans at Wednesday's game also spent an average of nearly $30 each on merchandise alone, while the total spent on food, beverage and merchandise grossed more than $1 million, an all-time Kings single-game record, Beckerman said.
Kings profited greatly from Game 1
ESPN | Jun 8