Prices Soar for World Junior Tickets

November 22, 2010 Updated Nov 22, 2010 at 9:19 AM EDT

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November 22, 2010 Updated Nov 22, 2010 at 9:19 AM EDT

800 dollars for a ticket to see a hockey game in Buffalo? A report in this week's Business First shows how demand for tickets to the World Junior championship hockey games is growing so prices for choice seats are soaring. Business First says tickets near ice level for select games are going for $799 at websites like Craigslist. The tickets originally sold for $40, but were part of a package for 21 games that cost $1,240. Officials say people are just beginning to realize how big the World Juniors are. The games feature top players from ten countries, all under age 20. Visitors are expected in WNY in early December and many will stay through the January 5th championship games. The World Juniors are expected to have a $100 million economic impact on Buffalo.

Here's a story that could impact your appetite. Brodo Express is slated to open in Downtown Buffalo next year. Business First says the restaurant Brodo, which closed on Elmwood Avenue, but remains open in Snyder, will open an express location at 501 Main Street in Buffalo. Upper floors of the building are residential. Brodo Express will offer soups salads and sandwiches during daytime hours only.

You can read more in this week's Business First.

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