New York Knicks ended their 8-year playoff drought with a fourth seed finish and the excruciating wait and the anticipation leading up to the playoff fixture has taken a toll on the ticket prices as well. The tickets for Knicks’ first playoff round vs Atlanta Hawks are currently up for prices ranging from $1K to $13K.
The bubbled-up hunger for playoff action has exploded which correlates with the ticket prices for a seat in the Madison Square Garden.
At the moment, the lowest price is set as $1,001. Tickets in the 100 sections range from $1,143 to $8,087 while the highest price for a seat in the venue is $13,200.
There could be upto four games at the iconic venue as the Knicks earned home court advantage for their matchup against the fifth seeded Atlanta Hawks.
Both the teams head into the playoffs on the bank of a winning streak. The Knicks have won their last three matches of the regular season while the Hawks are marginally ahead with four.
Knicks have defied expectations by making it to playoffs
At the start of the season, there were very few that gave the Knicks a chance and the playoff drought was expected to continue.
However, a rigid setup by Tom Thibodeau coupled with an exceptional season by Julius Randle has helped Knicks make it to the post season.
Their progress into the semifinals of the Eastern Conference won’t be easy, given that Atlanta Hawks, themselves have turned a corner by making it to the playoffs for the first time since 2017, following the appointment of Nate McMillan as an interim coach.
“We know how well they’re playing. They’ve gotten a lot better as the season has gone on. So we’re going to have to be ready. We’re going to have to play a 48-minute game.” commented Knicks coach ahead of their playoff matches against the Hawks.
“The way I prepare from game to game I don’t think my habits are going to change. I think I do a good job of preparing myself to play on a night-to-night basis and it will be the same thing [for the playoffs],” said Julius Randle following the end of the regular season