Memphis-LVille Ticket Prices at 5-Year High
We all know that the rivalry between Memphis and Louisville is a must see event. Memphis stunned the Cards and took game 1 earlier in the season at Louisville 73-67.
This Saturday Louisville will try to return the favor and the tickets are hot. How hot? Our friends at SeatGeek did some research to find out.
At an average ticket price of $125, Saturday's game is the most in-demand Tigers home game since at least 2009 when SeatGeek began monitoring the secondary ticket market. Tickets to Memphis-Louisville are also more than twice as expensive as an average Memphis home game ($61 per ticket).
Memphis-L'Ville Tickets Most Expensive for a Tigers Home Game in Five Years
• Tickets for this weekend's game are 34% more expensive on average than they were for the first meeting between the two teams this season on Jan. 9 at Louisville; that game drew an average ticket price of $93. Last season, fans paid an average of $113 per ticket to attend the Louisville game at FedExForum on Dec. 15, 2012.
• Memphis-Louisville is actually a hotter ticket than any Grizzlies home game this season, including the team's April 9 matchup against the Miami Heat, which so far has drawn an average ticket price of $121. The cheapest ticket available on the secondary market for Grizzlies-Heat right now is $48, while it will take at least $67 to get in the door for Memphis-Louisville on Saturday.
• That $67 will get you a seat in the last row of the upper deck at FedExForum and is nearly twice the face value of $35. Lower-level tickets start at more than three times the cost of the cheapest upper-level seat; right now, the least expensive option is a $232 seat in Section 109, Row T (third-to-last row in the section). On the high end, we've seen fans spend more than $600 per ticket on seats in the first few rows from the court between the baskets.
• In the context of the American Athletic Conference, Saturday's game is the second-most expensive game of the season behind only Louisville's visit to UConn on Jan. 18, which drew an average ticket price of $143. It's important to note, however, that the UConn-Louisville game was played in a much smaller venue at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, which has a capacity of just over 10,000 in comparison to FedExForum's capacity of 18,000+.
• Right now, there are only about 150 tickets available on the secondary market for Saturday's game, which represents less than 1% of FedExForum's capacity.
• For the season, Memphis has the fourth-most expensive tickets in the AAC at an average of $61 per ticket behind UConn ($65), Cincinnati ($66) and Louisville ($77).
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Thanks to Connor Gregoire of SeatGeek for the info