For those who’re serious about squeezing into Cameron Indoor Stadium to look at the primary installment of the legendary rivalry in 2018-19, you may need to spend $2,500, the worth of the most affordable accessible ticket. That is simply shy of the $2,674 you’d have paid on Jan. 27 for the most affordable accessible Tremendous Bowl ticket, per Kyle Zorn, a advertising strategist for secondary ticket-seller TickPick.
One ticket to this week’s UNC-Duke recreation offered for $10,652, per Vivid Seats. Zorn stated there is just one different athlete who’s corresponding to Williamson and his affect on ticket costs: LeBron James after he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers final summer time.
Ticket costs for Lakers street video games have elevated by 125 p.c over regular costs, he stated.
“So far as Duke this 12 months, I have not seen something like this,” Zorn stated. “I might say LeBron James to the Lakers is the very best comparability for this, simply so far as a participant having an affect.”
The presence of Williamson, the seemingly No. 1 decide on this summer time’s NBA draft, and projected top-five picks R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish has added extra pop to the premier rivalry recreation in collegiate sports activities.
Some tickets for final season’s nationwide title recreation between Villanova and Michigan have been as little as $67. Per Vivid Seats, the common value to attend a North Carolina residence recreation is $70 this season, however the common costs for the March 9 rematch are already at $991.
Zorn stated the comparable ticket costs for Wednesday’s UNC-Duke recreation have been set a couple of week earlier than the Tremendous Bowl in Atlanta, and the venue measurement for Wednesday’s recreation — Cameron Indoor Area’s capability is 9,314 — is a major issue within the skyrocketing costs.
Duke, the No. 1 workforce in America, will face No. eight North Carolina within the 46th matchup between the 2 applications with each ranked throughout the top-10. Duke has received 23 of these matchups and North Carolina has received 22, per ESPN Stats & Data.
“Between Zion Williamson, a No. 1 rating and this being one of many largest rivalries in sports activities, there’s intense demand,” Zorn stated. “There’s additionally a restricted provide of stock, which is having a significant impact on value. Cameron Indoor Stadium has 13% the seating capability of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. While you think about that the ground seating is reserved for college students, you are left with a brief provide — and large demand.”