How much would you pay to be in attendance for the first ever Brooklyn Nets game at the brand new Barclays Center?
According to the New York Post, tickets for the game against the crosstown rival New York Knicks are going for an average of $800.87 per seat on StubHub and other secondary-market sites. That makes the sold-out contest on November 1st the hottest ticket for a sporting event since the Yankees won the World Series in 2009, says Chris Matcovich of TipIQ, which tracks ticket prices on the secondary-market.
“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,” Matcovich said.
The nearly $801 average game-day price is far more than the average face value the Nets command ($132). In fact, tickets for the historic affair are running as high as $8,100 for courtside seats, which are normally priced for $1,500 during all other regular season games.
The Barclays Center boasts a seating capacity of 17,732, and you better believe that everyone of those seats will be occupied when the ball goes up on November 1st.