Dallas Stars bring pricing down to earth

If you’re a hockey fan, and I am (especially of the Dallas Stars), you’ll be excited by this news. I first saw it last night on a billboard and wondered, “Why haven’t I heard of this?” The answer is, because it starts today.

The Stars have set their lowest ticket price at $9.

Nine bucks.

Less than a 10-spot. For that matter, less than a matinee movie price at most theaters in town, and a cut of 40 percent from the previous low of $15. (Seats in 85 percent of the upper level is now $25 or less, and even the priciest, $70-mezzanine seats are now $40.)

For sports fans, this is huge — you could actually pay more for parking than to see the game. (OK, OK, with $75 parking at Cowboys Stadium, that might not be so surprising.)

The new prices go into effect immediately. You can get them for upcoming home games including Dec. 19, 21, 23 29 and New Year’s Eve at DallasStars.com or calling 214-GO-STARS.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones