For the first time since 1981 when the Yankees and Dodgers played each other in the World Series, New York and Los Angeles will be squaring off with a major sports title on the line. The 2014 edition will be for the Stanley Cup and will feature the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings. In 1981, tickets in the upper reserved section at Yankees Stadium for the series against the Dodgers had a face price of $15. The cheapest face price ticket at in either the Staples Center or Madison Square Garden will be $500. The secondary market, which barely existed in 1981, is even higher. According to TiqIQ, the average price on the secondary market is currently $1,933. Based on that average, this will be the 2nd most expensive Stanley Cup over the last five years, behind only the 2009-10 series between the Blackhawks and Flyers. The last time the Kings made the Stanley Cup in 2012, the average price for the series was $1,232 across tickets in both New Jersey and Los Angeles.

While the Rangers will likely enter the series as underdogs, they’ve have already blown the Kings away in terms of average ticket price. The current average price for NY Rangers tickets at Madison Square Garden is $2,445 compared to the average price of $1,421 for the four potential games at the Staples Center. With the exception of a possible game seven, LA Kings tickets for the four possible games at Staples are available for under $500, a price closer to the get-in price for the Rangers semi-final series against the Canadiens. The cheapest ticket for Madison Square Garden is $899, which is for first game in New York a week from Wednesday.