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Winter Classic tickets soar: report

The Devils play the Rangers at Yankee Stadium

The Devils play the Rangers at Yankee Stadium on January 26, 2014. Photo Credit: Ray Stubblebine

Ticket prices for tonight's showdown between the Rangers and Islanders have significantly risen, according to The New York Times.

The NHL announced that the game, which will be the second this week at Yankee Stadium, has officially sold out despite The Weather Channel projecting a game-time temperature of just 21 degrees.

The Times reported that tickets on the secondary market rose over 50% from Sunday morning to yesterday morning. TiqIQ's chief executive Jesse Lawrence told the Times that the average price on the secondary market rose from $171 on Sunday morning to $261 yesterday morning.

Having the Super Bowl in town may be affecting the demand for tickets, as it could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for outsiders to see a professional hockey game at Yankee Stadium.

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