New York Knicks Tickets: Worth it to put your house up as collateral?

The NBA season is upon us. Knicks fans are getting excited and are hoping their beloved team win a title this year. With Carmelo Anthony leading the Knicks, hopefully it will be a season to remember. We all know that getting New York Knicks tickets are very expensive and near impossible to get. Usually fans get their tickets from the secondary markets such as Stubhub.com or SeatGeek.com. Online, fans pay double the resale value and pay for service fees that is outrageous. The average Home price for the 2013-2014 season is $352. Thats is a 22% increase from last year’s $288 home average. For this season, looks like fans are putting their houses up as collateral just to go to one game.

On Christmas Day, the Knicks will face the Oklahoma City Thunder. It will be a very Merry Christmas to those who will attend the game. For those who are paying for it, their wallets are going to suffer. The highest ticket price for this game based on the secondary markets will be $498 while the lowest ticket price will be $161. You will be paying 41% above the average ticket price if you decide to buy from the secondary market. It will be a depressing Christmas if the Knicks lose that game for most fans.

On January 9th, 2014, the Knicks will face the NBA Champions the Miami Heat. Now usually when the champions are in town for any sport, ticket prices are sure to be very expensive. The highest ticket price will be $508 while the lower ticket prices is $153. The fans will be paying 44% above the average ticket price. Most people say it will be worth it to see Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh play.

The Los Angeles Lakers will invade Madison Square Garden on January 26th, 2014. Kobe Bryant and company will try to steal a win. Despite the Lakers roster overhaul, they are still a big draw to all NBA cities. The highest ticket price for this game is $484 while the cheapest price is $144. That is 38% above the average ticket price.

The Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks will meet for the first time this season at Madison Square Garden. Despite their hatred for each other, it will be the hottest tickets in town. The highest ticket price for this game will be $482 while the cheapest ticket price will be $133. If you want to see a rivalry go to the next level then you will have to shell out a bunch of money just to see them.

The Miami Heat return to the Garden on February 1st. Like the first game at the Garden, tickets are not expected to be much cheaper. If you want to see Lebron James play and flop, the highest ticket prices for this game is $628 while the cheapest tickets will be $183. It is your last chance to see the Heat play at Madison Square Garden.

All I will say is this, it is going to come to a point where no one will go to a sporting event live because it is too expensive. Whatever sporting event you go to, just do yourself a favor and do not end up sitting in these seats. You are better off seeing the game at home instead of these lovely views.

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