Knicks playoff ticket prices reaching insane levels
The New York Knicks wrapped up an incredibly unpredictable regular season by clinching the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference. It will be the Knicks’ first playoff appearance in eight years as they get set to host the No. 5 seed Atlanta Hawks in round one. With Tom Thibodeau’s club injecting life into the city, ticket prices to attend the playoffs are skyrocketing.
According to Ryan Morik of Yahoo Sports, the entry fee for Game 1 of the series between the Knicks and the Hawks at Madison Square Garden continues to soar up.
“The entry price, not including fees, for Game 1 will cost you ‘just’ $968 through SeatGeek. And you’ll be sitting in section 214 in the 16th row. But that price is almost three times the amount than StubHub’s get-in price for Game 1 of the Nets’ opening series at Barclays Center.” – Yahoo Sports.
“Not even the Islanders can compete – the cheapest ticket for their first game against the Penguins at home – even after Sunday’s overtime win – is a measly $229, before SeatGeek’s fees.” – Yahoo Sports.
It’s no surprise to see the excitement reflected in ticket prices for the Knicks’ upcoming postseason run. New York has surprised just about everybody but themselves this year.
The odds were set for their win total at the beginning of the year to 22.5 wins. The Knicks blew that mark out of the water, going 41-31. They are perhaps the biggest welcoming surprise in the NBA this year.
First up, is a date with the Hawks, who the Knicks swept during the regular season. That means little now though as the playoffs are a different breed.
Knicks fans hope to see the good vibes continue on with a playoff run while the Hawks will look to spoil the fun at Madison Square Garden and start a run of their own. One thing is for sure, if you want to attend in person in New York, you’ll have to fork over a good chunk of change.