Big East Tournament and Billy Joel Among Top Tickets at MSG This Week
The World’s Greatest Arena features some interesting events this week. Madison Square Garden is a hub of the highest level of sports and performing arts entertainment. The Big East Men’s Basketball tournament takes over Madison Square Garden this weekend, along with some other top talent. Here are the top three most expensive events at MSG this week, with suite information provided by SuiteHop.
03/11-03/14/2015 BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament | Average Price (individual sessions): $210.39
The Big East Tournament will make its return to Madison Square Garden as it does every year. Although some of the biggest teams and players in the conference have moved on to the ACC and Big 12 conferences, the tournament will still feature some of the NCAA’s top teams. According to TiqIQ, the average price for all five sessions individually is $210.39 on the secondary market. All-sessions passes are going for an average price of $1,486.64 on the secondary market, but the passes have a minimum price of $161.00. The most expensive session will be Session 4 on Saturday, which has an average price of $287.45 on the secondary market, and a get in price of $60.00.
Additionally, according to SuiteHop, suites at Madison Square Garden for all five sessions of the Big East Tournament range from $4,000 to $30,000 depending on the size of the suite, and additional amenities purchased such as private entrances, personalized service, and premium catering.
03/10/2015 BNP Paribas Showdown: Federer vs. Dimitrov & Seles vs. Sabatini| Average Price: $198.37 | Get-in Price: $43.00
Fans in the New York area will be treated to some tennis action in March. Especially interesting will be the throwback showdown of Monica Seles and Gabriela Sabatini. This match commemorates the 25th anniversary of their WTA Finals five set match, which was also at Madison Square Garden. Also, Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov will square off in what figures to be a very exciting matchup. According to TiqIQ, the average price for this tennis showdown is $198.37 on the secondary market. The get-in price of $43.00 will be very attractive to fans that wish to see history recreated for a reasonable price.
03/09/2015 Billy Joel | Average Price: $164.81| Get-in Price: $53.00
With 150 million records sold, Billy Joel continues to be one of the most recognizable names in music. Recently, Joel has received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which is one of the highest honors in popular music. MSG has called Joel the first ever music franchise of “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” He is no spring chicken when it comes to performing at the garden, and the prices of Billy Joel tickets show that. The average price of this show is $164.81 on the secondary market. The get-in price of $53.00 reflects that of a performer who will likely be back very soon, which is a plus for fans. With NYC parking deals from ParkWhiz, fans can finding parking for this event for as low as $11.
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