We knew tickets to the first Knicks/Nets game of the 2012-13 NBA season on November 1 at the Barclays Center wouldn't be cheap. But, we didn't think they'd be this expensive.
Right now, tix to the rivalry game—which will be the first regular season contest held at the Barclays Center—are selling on the secondary ticket market for an average of $800.87 per ticket. That's about $125 more than the average ticket cost last February at the height of Linsanity. And, if you want to sit courtside at the Knicks/Nets game, you'll have to shell out $8100—or about $6500 more than usual—for the right to rub elbows with Jay-Z on opening night. Pretty crazy considering that this isn't, like, a playoff game or anything, right?
"You definitely have a lot of people who want to be among the first to see this new arena—and the fact that it's the Knicks is also driving up the price," Chris Matcovich of TiqIQ, a company that tracks ticket prices, told the New York Post.
We love the idea of attending the first Brooklyn Nets game ever. But, we also love our bank accounts. So, we'll be watching the game on TNT with 800 bucks in our pockets and bumping our Jay-Z playlists at halftime. It'll be just as much fun—and won't cost us a paycheck.
[via NY Post]