Hawks raise average season-ticket price

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks have raised season-ticket prices for the 2014-2015 season by a blended eight percent from this season, the team announced Friday.

The Blackhawks sent out renewal information to season-ticket holders Friday. The Blackhawks had a renewal rate of more than 99 percent after last season after raising season-ticket prices by an average of 16 percent.

Season-ticket prices for next season include $18,040 ($410 a game) for 100-level platinum seats, $8,140 ($185) for 100-level prime seats, $6,160 ($140) for 100-level seats, $6,500 which includes a $1,000 annual premium ($125) for 200-level prime seats, $5,840 which includes a $1,000 annual premium ($110) for 200-level seats, $3,470 ($85) for 300-level Tier 1 seats, $2,869 ($65) for 300-level Tier 2 seats and $1,848 ($42) for 300-level Tier 3 seats.

Season-ticket holders will receive a discount over single-game buyers. The savings range from 25 percent for tickets on the glass to 49 percent for 300-level Tier 3 tickets.

The Blackhawks have had capacity crowds at the United Center for their last 261 games, which includes 223 regular-season games and 38 playoff games, dating to the 2007-2008 season. The Blackhawks have had an average attendance of 21,674 in 34 games at the United Center this season.