2. Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers
Average Asking Price: $712.79
Venue: Staples Center
Date: Jan. 17
What could push this game’s ticket prices over the $700 threshold? In Matcovich’s opinion, it’s the fact that this game represents nothing less than an early look at the championships.
“Both teams boast two of the most star-studded rosters in the league,” he said. The star power at play includes such household names as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Dwight Howard.
1. New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets
Average Asking Price: $888.68
Venue: Barclays Center
Date: Nov. 1
Unless you count the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest held annually on July 4th, Brooklyn hasn’t been the site of a major sporting event for almost 60 years. That changes on Nov. 1, when the Brooklyn Nets host the New York Knicks.
“The first edition of the intercity rivalry between the Knicks and Nets is fetching a pretty penny based on the fact that this is a basketball city,” Matcovich said. He believes that with the newly opened Barclays Center infusing the borough of Brooklyn with basketball fans, matchups between the Knicks and the Nets will become “the new subway series.”