This year the 2015 NBA All Star Game will be held in New York, and as come to expected from NYC, the lights, and excitement of the Big Apple will surely add to the already to the top notch level of entertainment that will take the court at the Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden in February. With the weekend’s occasions being part between the city’s two NBA venues, The All-Star Game tickets just like the cities real-estate will be some of the most extravagant we’ve seen in quite some time.
The exciting weekend starts February 13, with the Rising Stars Challenge taking place at the Barclays Center facility. and simultaneously the Celebrity Game will be held at Madison Square Garden. The always exciting Slam Dunk Contest, Three-Point Shootout, Skills Challenge and Shooting Stars Competition will all be held at the Barclays Center on Saturday night and the weekend will close with the 2015 All Star Game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night.
As indicated by Tiqiq, the average ticket cost for this upcoming All Star Game is $3,255.99 on secondary markets, which is at least triple the cost of what last years game averaged at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans at $1,019.89. The 2013 All-Star game at the Toyota Center in Houston came close to matching this year’s cost but still considerably lower at $2,620.48.
The 2015 All Star Game at present sees its least expensive seat set at $1,317, which makes the face value (always cheaper than secondary market) more expensive than both last year’s, and 2012’s game total average price on the secondary market, which came in at $1,019.89. and $1,146.36.
Even will the disappointing play of both of the local NBA teams the Nets and Knicks, the game has still seen extremely high costs, generally because of the appeal of New York City and the Leagues greatest stars all taking up weekend residency in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, and Downtown Brooklyn.
While an absence of talent and winning culture has tormented New York’s NBA teams for most of the season’s first half, the city will get its first dose of quality NBA game play, (even the Celebrity Game will be more competitive then most of the Knicks and Nets games). The last time New York held an All-Star Game was in 1998 at Madison Square Garden, putting an end to a 17-year dry spell of All-Star festivities in The city that never sleeps. With two different venues for fans to visit over the weekend occasions, there is sure to be financial benefits for both the residents and venues as they house Celebrities and Former/Current Players for this three day event.
NBA Cares, which serves as the NBA primary worldwide outreach program, will likewise have an outstanding voice at the All-Star weekend. The program will look to bring issues to light in New York City schools and charitable organizations. In hoping to raise additional funds for inner city youth and underprivileged families.