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Stanley Cup notes: Game 7 ticket prices, historic TV ratings and more watch party tickets

Ticket prices for Wednesday's Stanley Cup Final Game 7 in Boston have surged.

BOSTON — Following the Boston Bruins' win in Game 6, ticket prices for Wednesday's Stanley Cup Final Game 7 in Boston have surged.

As of Tuesday morning, the average resale price for tickets listed at online ticket seller SeatGeek was $2,529. That's up from $1,742 on Friday. Currently, the cheapest ticket listed on SeatGeek is priced at $1,712, including fees.

If the past is any indication, the St. Louis Blues are likely to see a boost in their local television ratings next season as a result of the team's Stanley Cup playoff run. Multiple teams that have participated in the Stanley Cup Final in recent years have seen notable increases in their television ratings following an appearance in the championship round.

The rising prices for Game 7 follow historic prices for Sunday’s Game 6 at Enterprise Center.

The average ticket price for that game was higher than that of any Super Bowl held this decade, according to data provided Friday by online ticket seller TicketIQ. The company also said its data showed Sunday’s game ranked among the most expensive average ticket prices tracked this decade for a major U.S. sports championship.

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Another TV win

Despite Sunday’s loss on the ice, St. Louis notched another win on television. The St. Louis market had the highest local TV viewership rating for Game 6, according to data released by NBC Sports, which broadcast the game.

St. Louis had a local rating of 33, compared with Boston’s 27.6. Providence (21.7), Buffalo (10.8) and Kansas City (8.2) trailed behind St. Louis and Boston. The ratings are a percentage of homes in the market tuned in, on average, at any given point during a game. Overall, the game had an average total audience of 6.62 million viewers.

NBC Sports said Sunday’s game was the highest-rated St. Louis Blues game it’s ever aired in St. Louis, eclipsing the market’s previous record, set with Thursday's Game 5.

The quest for Lord Stanley's Cup isn't just providing a boost to civic pride. The St. Louis Blues and their long playoff run are also helping to boost the local economy, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. "Area hospitality contacts report stronger than expected sales, citing strong interest in St.

Busch Stadium tickets go on sale

Tickets for the Game 7 watch party at Busch Stadium went on sale Tuesday afternoon. The event was announced Monday night after tickets for the Enterprise Center watch party quickly sold out.

A limited number of tickets are being sold for the event at Busch Stadium. Admission is $20 per ticket, and the game will be aired on the stadium’s main video board. Proceeds from the watch party are slated to be donated to the Cardinals Care and Blues for Kids charities. The event has yet to sell out.