Toronto Maple Leafs All-Star Game Completely Inaccessible

A 64% waning crescent moon over Milwaukee on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023. The next full moon will be on August 30, which will be a supermen called the Blue Moon.
A 64% waning crescent moon over Milwaukee on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023. The next full moon will be on August 30, which will be a supermen called the Blue Moon. /

The 2024 NHL All-Star game will be hosted by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

That’s right, for the first time since the year 2000 (when the Air Canada Centre was brand-new) the Toronto Maple Leafs will be hosting the NHL-All Star game.

This is really cool, I thought.

This could be a once-in-a-life-time opportunity for my son, the biggest Leafs fan in the known universe (he is ten, and he once posted this article here). I was going to buy him tickets for his birthday.

Unfortunately, this event is completely inaccessible to normal people. It doesn’t matter that it’s happening basically right outside my backdoor, it might as well be hosted on the moon.

Toronto Maple Leafs: Inaccessible All-Star Might As Well Be Held on the Moon

I don’t know when the tickets to the all-star game went on sale, but as soon as I heard that they already were, I tried to get some.

Obviously they were sold out, but I was a bit annoyed because since I cover the Leafs every day, you’d have think I’d heard that they were going on sale, but I never did.

Undeterred,  I headed over to everyone’s favorite secondary market where I thought I might get lucky.

There were no options for three people to attend the game together and sit together, and that didn’t end up mattering, because the cheapest tickets were $900, each.

I bought some behind-the-net tickets for a Leafs and Rangers game last year and spent $500 for the pair.  It was expensive, but at least it was doable. The seats were also great.

The cheapest tickets for the allstar game were in the rafters.

I checked back today to see what was available, and there were some cheaper ones after-all – just $757 dollars per ticket (again, in the 300 section).

I don’t think I’d spend $1500 to go to any game, but I sure as heck am going to be able to see the players up close if I do.

And what would some good seats cost? $2000 per ticket.

That’s right, I’m supposed to spend upwards of 2 months rent to see the NHL All-Star game.   That is crazy.  I might consider it if that $2000 came with free beer, a couple of jerseys, a hotel room and private Bob Dylan concert.

But just to see the game?  Seems rather high to me.

Now, I know demand is high and it would be expensive to go, but this is completely inaccessible. Toronto is a working class town and you can tell because we eschew the Marners and the Sundins in order to cheer for the Domis and the Tuckers.

This game will be populated by rich people and celebrities.

Due to the price, there likely won’t be a single working-class kid in attendance.

What a joke.  Like I said, the game might as well not even be in Toronto for all any actual Leafs fans  have a chance of attending.

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I was hoping to go, but unfortunately, because I own neither a top-hat nor a monocle, I just don’t think it’s going to happen.