Last Friday, over 16,000 people showed up to the BMO Harris Bradley Center to witness the Admirals beat the Rockford IceHogs 3-2 in another impressive outing from the recently called-up forward Colton Sissons and goalie Marek Mazanec. Another boost to the attendance mark was the Admirals’ call-up from Nashville for the night, Dierks Bentley.
The country megastar’s scheduled performance helped bring a new audience to the game, and the team hopes it’s remaining concert series this season can help bring the team the same success both in the stands and on the ice. Cheap Trick, Cassadee Pope, Gavin DeGraw and Parachute are all scheduled to perform this season.
Despite the big names and higher demand, fans won’t have to worry about jacked up Milwaukee Admirals tickets prices for the concert games either. Friday’s game averaged $37 on the secondary market, just $1 more than the Admirals home average of $36 and by far the cheapest Dierks Bentley tour tickets of 2014.
Cheap Trick, best known for 70’s anthems “I Want You To Want Me”, “Dream Police” and “Surrender” will perform following the Feb 21st game vs the Abbotsford Heat. The Grimm Brothers will also be performing during pre-game and intermission. Average ticket price is currently $44.
Cassadee Pope, winner of season three of NBC’s “The Voice” will perform following March 15th’s game vs the San Antonio Rampage. At an average ticket price of $40, it’s a small premium to pay of only 9% above the Admirals’ home average. It also pales in comparison to the prices fans are paying for Tim McGraw tickets when Pope joins his Sundown Heaven Town Tour. That tour currently averages $192/ticket on the secondary market with the most expensive date commanding $251/ticket.
The most expensive game with a concert is the April 12th matchup with the Chicago Wolves that features both platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw post-game and pop rock band Parachute performing live pre-game. This game averages $52 on the secondary market, with cheapest seat going for $44. In terms of value, this is the cheapest of all Gavin DeGraw tickets in 2014.
Another reason to attend the April 12th game is the annual Teddy Bear toss. A league wide tradition, fans are encouraged to bring a new teddy bear with them to the game and upon the Admirals first goal scored, throw them on the ice. Each bear will be collected and donated to needy children in the Milwaukee area.