UNC-Duke basketball ticket prices approach Super Bowl levels: Here's why

Fox Business | 2/20/2019 | Thomas Barrabi
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The University of North Carolina and Duke’s storied rivalry is always a major storyline during the college basketball Opens a New Window. season, but the presence of freshman phenom Zion Williamson has turned this year’s first game between the two schools into one of the hottest tickets on the market Opens a New Window. .

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Tickets to Wednesday night’s game at Cameron Indoor Stadium have an average resale price of $3,296 on secondary market reseller SeatGeek, according to SeatGeek communications manager Chris Leyden. The cost is approaching that of Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3, which had an average resale price of $4,656.

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"We typically don't see individual players drive ticket demand in college sports like many do at the pro level, but the demand to see Zion and Duke this year is up significantly,” Leyden said. “Of course keep in mind that this Duke team is not all Zion, they have three of the top five projected picks in most mock drafts."

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