Fans hoping to watch the Vancouver Canucks take on the Ottawa Senators in the 2014 Heritage Classic are facing heftier-than-expected ticket prices.

Tickets for the annual outdoor game, which will take place at the 55,000-seat BC Place, range from almost $100 to more than $300.

The average ticket price for a regular Canucks game at Rogers Arena, which seats almost 19,000, is $80, according to Forbes.

"I would have thought with the building being almost four times the size, that they didn't have to go for the jugular and make as much money as they could," Kingsley Bailey, of Vancouver Ticket, told CTV British Columbia.

The cheapest tickets for the game will cost fans $93, mid-level tickets are running for $177 and the most expensive seats are selling for $314.

Bailey said he worries that ticket sales to the game will be lower than anticipated because of the price.

"It's not looking really, really good for a family of four to go to the game," he said.

A CTV British Columbia web poll shows that 94 per cent of nearly 550 respondents indicated they would not purchase tickets to the March 2 game, while 6 per cent indicated they would.

With a report from CTV British Columbia