Linsanity Drives Knicks-Lakers Tickets Up 26% Since Tuesday

February 9, 2012

Between the Knicks early season struggles and Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony both sidelined, ticket prices for Friday's game vs. the Lakers took a major hit. The average price for the game fell from $544 in mid-January down to $400 on Tuesday, a drop of over 25%.

That all changed when Jeremy Lin burst onto the scene and Linsanity took over The Garden this week. After three great games by the Harvard grad--and three straight Knicks wins--prices for Knicks tickets at Madison Square Garden have begun to climb, rising 26% since Tuesday from $407 to $514 (as of 11 AM today).

It's amazing that a guy who wasn't even part of Mike D'Antoni's "plans" now has a bigger effect on ticket prices than the absence of the Knicks two superstars. Lin was sleeping on his brother's couch a couple weeks ago, and now he's the biggest show on Broadway.

If you'd like to be there on Friday and take part in the next chapter of Linsanity, click on the view tickets button below.