The NHL’s Ottawa Senators has revealed its ticket pricing tiers for 2018-19, listing the Toronto Maple Leafs as the only team in the highest band.

The so-called ‘Battle of Ontario’ regularly attracts huge crowds of visiting Leafs fans to the 17,000-capacity Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa

According to numbers from, the Senators sit 24th among the 31 NHL teams with an average attendance of 15,884. They finished 21st last season with an average of 16,744, and in 2015-16 they were 17th with an average of 18,084.

During the 2017-18 season, the Senators’ home game against the Leafs brought in 17,768 fans, the biggest crowd all season. Meanwhile, the club’s game against the Buffalo Sabres saw a meagre 13,371 fans show up. Due to the Ottawa team’s difficulties with attracting fans to their home arena in recent years, the franchise has moved to reduce the number of seats at the Canadian Tire Centre.

This week, Senators fans received an email informing them of variable pricing for the 2018-19 season. Games will be priced differently according to five different pricing tiers, according to predicted demand.

While single game tickets for the 41 home matches this season haven’t gone on sale yet, the Senators have begun selling three-game ticket packs. The cheapest ticket to see the Leafs is $105, more than triple the lowest-priced ticket for a Tier 3 game.

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