With March Madness right around the corner college basketball is heating up and fans are looking to get close to the action.
However, the action comes with a costly price tag if you are wanting to see the No. 1 Duke Bluedevils host the No. 9 North Carolina Tar Heels tonight in Durham, NC. Tickets for the big game tonight are reportedly fetching an average resale value around $3, 296 on seatgeek.com.
Chris Leyden is a spokesman for Seatgeek.com and he stated that the biggest driving force behind the resale value is the venue size. He went on to say that “Cameron Indoor is one of the smaller venues in college basketball.” Leyden also noted that this is basic supply and demand except there is little supply in this situation. Leyden compared the ticket spike to the Super Bowl and how tickets soar in prices for the big game.
A lot of the hype is surrounding Duke’s projected overall first-round draft pick, Zion Williamson. Zion has been a standout player and is built for the NBA standing at 6’7” and weighing in at 285 pounds. His size and athletic ability have made college basketball fans drool over the 2018-19 NCAAB season.
Leyden told news outlets that while the average resale value at seatgeek.com has nearly doubled compared to last years price for this game. The cheapest tickets available online range from $2,600-$2,800. The cheap seats can be found on SeatGeek, StubHub, and at Vivid Seats.
Interest in the game has risen to extraordinary levels as the 2019 March Madness tournament draws near. With both teams bound for the NCAA tournament, this matchup will likely repeat itself in the playoff bracket and depending on the outcome tonight ticket prices could soar even higher.
Us bettors looking to wager on the game tonight or on the 2019 March Madness tournament can do so by checking US sports betting laws that apply to their state.