Ticket Demand for Kentucky – UNC

Though off to slow starts (by their standards), both Kentucky and UNC have the talent to go all the way come March Madness. And while Duke-UNC have HISTORY, Kentucky-UNC at the very least have history: both teams are perennially two of the best in college basketball. Choose whichever storyline you want – there’s a lot to like when Kentucky visits UNC this Saturday.

Not surprisingly, at an average resale price of $156 per ticket, Saturday’s Kentucky-UNC game is the Tar Heels’ most in-demand home game this season aside from their annual meeting in Chapel Hill with Duke ($404 per ticket). Demand is up 31% from the Wildcats’ last visit to the Dean Smith Center in 2010, a game which drew an average resale price of $119 per ticket.

Upper-level tickets have gone for an average of $106 each, but it’s nearly three times more expensive if you’re looking to sit in the lower level. Those seats have resold for $311 a piece on average, with tickets along the sidelines going for more than $400 - some for as much as $900 each. We’re talking a regular season college basketball game with sideline tickets upwards of $900. OK, just wanted make that clear.

Thankfully, prices have come down considerably here in the final few days before the game, with upper-level tickets starting at $53. It’s also possible at this point to get a lower-level seat along the baseline for less than $200. Notice I said possible – as in, it could happen, but really only if you act fast.

In comparison to the two times these teams met in 2011 – once at Kentucky, once in the regional finals of the NCAA tournament – tickets are much more affordable. The average resale price for the game at Rupp Arena back on Dec. 3, 2011 was a whopping $361 per ticket, even more than for the March Madness meeting at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on March 27 ($253 per ticket). Glad to know why these tickets are so cheap. Ha. That was a joke.

Enjoy the game – I know I will.

Kentucky-UNC Tickets