They sold 22,925 hot dogs and 16,388 pretzels. At Saturday night’s game alone, the Prudential Center’s Acela Club moved 54 pounds of alligator steak.
It’s been a good spring for the Devils and the Prudential Center they call home. And while Monday night’s loss to the L.A. Kings dashed the hopes of thousands of fans, the Stanley Cup Finals brought $32.3 million in additional revenue to Devils’ coffers, according to a Star-Ledger analysis of playoff revenue.
For a team fending off bankruptcy with each slapshot, the money could not have come at a better time.
The biggest chunk of playoff money came from ticket sales to the 11 sold-out home games. The Devils sold $26.2 million in tickets during the postseason, according to the review. Concessions brought in another big piece with the Devils selling $3.75 million in sundries. Sponsors kicked in $1.1 million to the Devils’ bottom line during playoffs. Devils merchandise also gave the team an influx of about $1 million worth of jerseys, T-shirts and hats.