Courtside Seats for Knicks/Nets Season Opener Cost Up to $8,100

by October 24, 2012

The highly-anticipated season opener between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets won’t be cheap to attend. In fact, courtside seats are being sold at a ridiculously high cost. Per the NY Post: “Tickets to the Nets’ first regular-season game at the new Barclays Center against the crosstown rival Knicks are commanding an average of $800.87 a pop on StubHub and other secondary-market sites. The sold-out Nov. 1 contest is the hottest ducat for a Big Apple sporting event since the Yankees won the 2009 World Series, says Chris Matcovich of TiqIQ, which tracks secondary-market ticket prices. It even surpasses the $675.43 ticket average Madison Square Garden saw for a Knicks-Mavericks game in February, when Jeremy Lin was still a Knick and ‘Linsanity’ reached its peak. […] As expected, ticket brokers and season-ticket holders are looking to make a killing off opening night. The $800.87 average game-day price is already up 18.59 percent from $675.31 on Oct. 1, and it’s six times higher than what an average Nets ticket runs at face value, $132. The Nets-Knicks game is running as high as $8,100 for courtside seats normally priced for $1,500, and the cheapest seats were selling for $217.”