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JordansBulls
11-07-2012, 06:13 PM
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10. New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets
Average Asking Price: $888.68
Venue: Barclays Center
Date: TBA

Unless you count the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest held annually on July 4th, Brooklyn hasn’t been the site of a major sporting event for almost 60 years. That was set to change on Nov. 1, when the Brooklyn Nets were scheduled to host the New York Knicks.

Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy had other plans, and the highly anticipated game was postponed after a request from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, with no new date announced thus far. Regardless, it should still command a high ticket price once it’s rescheduled.

“The first edition of the intercity rivalry between the Knicks and Nets is fetching a pretty penny based on the fact that this is a basketball city,” Matcovich said. He believes that with the newly opened Barclays Center infusing the borough of Brooklyn with basketball fans, matchups between the Knicks and the Nets will become “the new subway series.”

9. Thunder at Lakers
Average Asking Price: $471.88
Venue: Staples Center
Date: Jan. 27

Although this game is still months away, there’s already enough interest to drive up the price. Matcovich described it as “the last matchup of possibly the two best teams in the West.”

Matcovich said that this January battle royale at the Staples Center has the potential to be a sneak peek at the conference championship. “Fans are willing to pay top dollar to see the preview,” he said.

8. Boston Celtics at Lakers
Average Asking Price: $480.04
Venue: Staples Center
Date: Feb. 20

When the Celtics play the Lakers, tickets are always in high demand. According to Matcovich, this is because their contests are seen as rematches of the 2008 and 2010 NBA Finals.

“The two teams are arguably the most storied franchises in the NBA,” he said. “Fans are willing to shell out lots of money to see the historic franchises battle.”

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7. Miami Heat at New York Knicks
Average Asking Price: $487.71
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Date: March 3

Why would this game command a ticket price approaching $500? According to Matcovich, it comes down to two words: LeBron James.

“Even in their (Miami’s) second trip to the Garden, New York fans are still willing to pay over $480 on average to see the defending champion Heat play.”

6. Thunder at Lakers
Average Asking Price: $502.17
Venue: Staples Center
Date: Jan. 11

You may have noticed that this is the third Thunder-Lakers contest to make this list. According to Matcovich, it all comes down to their participation in last year’s conference finals.

“Anytime teams who excelled on the court the previous year face off, it is sure to gain intrigue amongst fans, and thus raise the resale market asking price for tickets,” he said.

5. New York Knicks at Lakers
Average Asking Price: $512.02
Venue: Staples Center
Date: Dec. 25

“Just like fans in New York are anxious to see the Lakers come to town, the same is true in Los Angeles about the Knicks,” Matcovich said. And indeed, fans are paying more than $500 to see the teams clash at the Staples Center.

Somewhat counterintuitively, another factor driving up the ticket price is the date. “This is a Christmas day game, which tends to help to drive the price a bit, especially in L.A.,” he said.

4. Los Angeles Lakers at Knicks
Average Asking Price: $609.58
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Date: Dec. 13

A healthy spirit of rivalry exists between East Coast and West Coast teams, and the Lakers and the Knicks are no exception. “Anytime Kobe is in New York, prices are sure to be high to see him and the revamped Lakers play,” Matcovich said.

“This will be a big test for the Knicks,” he said. “And the home fans obviously are willing to pay a pretty penny to see the team go up against elite competition.”



3. Miami Heat at New York Knicks
Average Asking Price: $634.40
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Date: Nov. 2

Few words excite the imagination of sports fans like “rematch.” It’s this word that’s fueling the high ticket price for this game, as it constitutes a repeat of an opening round playoff series from last season.

“Anytime LeBron is in town, ticket prices are sure to go up, especially against Carmelo (Anthony) and the Knicks in New York,” Matcovich said. It also doesn’t hurt that this game is the Knicks’ home opener.

2. Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers
Average Asking Price: $712.79
Venue: Staples Center
Date: Jan. 17

What could push this game’s ticket prices over the $700 threshold? In Matcovich’s opinion, it’s the fact that this game represents nothing less than an early look at the championships.

“Both teams boast two of the most star-studded rosters in the league,” he said. The star power at play includes such household names as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Dwight Howard.

1. New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets
Average Asking Price: $888.68
Venue: Barclays Center
Date: Nov. 1

Unless you count the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest held annually on July 4th, Brooklyn hasn’t been the site of a major sporting event for almost 60 years. That changes on Nov. 1, when the Brooklyn Nets host the New York Knicks.

“The first edition of the intercity rivalry between the Knicks and Nets is fetching a pretty penny based on the fact that this is a basketball city,” Matcovich said. He believes that with the newly opened Barclays Center infusing the borough of Brooklyn with basketball fans, matchups between the Knicks and the Nets will become “the new subway series.”

douglas
11-07-2012, 06:33 PM
Boy, those tickets cost a lot of money. I don't have a lot of money, so instead of buying tickets to watch the basketball games live, I will watch the basketball games on TV.

xfyre
11-07-2012, 06:38 PM
lol at some of these ticket prices..id rather just buy a plane ticket to the visitors place and watch them play there, than pay these tickets

TO Rapz
11-07-2012, 06:43 PM
Boy, those tickets cost a lot of money. I don't have a lot of money, so instead of buying tickets to watch the basketball games live, I will watch the basketball games on TV.

:laugh:

#Shumpert Up
11-07-2012, 06:49 PM
Boy, those tickets cost a lot of money. I don't have a lot of money, so instead of buying tickets to watch the basketball games live, I will watch the basketball games on TV.

douglas strikes again! :D

nickdymez
11-07-2012, 06:50 PM
number 1 and 10 excatly the same?

Baller1
11-07-2012, 07:03 PM
number 1 and 10 excatly the same?

Saw that too. I'm assuming they messed up and put the #1 price twice.