Last week we launched our first guide to the weekend's top budget events, in which we break down the best valued live events for the fan on a budget. This week, we'll highlight our top 5 picks for this weekend, each of which have an average secondary market ticket price below $35 on TicketIQ.com.
November 14th – Kennesaw State Owls @ Syracuse Orange Basketball
Average ticket price: $10, Get-in Price: $2, Trend: Down 30%
After a 28-6 record last season, the Syracuse Orange are currently ranked 23rd in the AP Top 25. They'll kick off the early season with a budget game against Georgia's Kennesaw State Owls. The game is one of the best valued events at Carrier Dome in recent memory, commanding an average asking price of just $10. In fact, a family of 4 can get in the door for a grand total of $13, including all service fees and eDelivery charges over at TicketIQ.
November 15th – TCU Horned Frogs @ Kansas Jayhawks Football
Average ticket price: $23, Get-in price: $5, Trend: Down 25%
Despite the Jayhawks struggles on the field this season, Saturday's game offers significant value for the team's home finale, especially considering it's coming against the 5th ranked 8-1 TCU Horned Frogs. The average asking price on the secondary market has fallen 25% this week to it's lowest point of $23. Competitive or not, tickets for the Jayhawks home finale are still available for as little as $5.
November 14th – Mount Saint Mary's Blue Knights @ Arizona Wildcats Basketball
Average ticket price: $29, Get-in price: $14, Trend: Down 14%
Following an impressive 33-5 2013-2014 campaign, the Arizona Wildcats are currently ranked number 2 in the AP Top 25. Even with the very high expectations, the Wildcat's Friday night matchup with Mount Saint Mary's is amongst the cheapest of the season. Fans can expect an early season victory for the Wildcats and will undoubtably score a deal, with the cheapest tickets available just $14.
November 16th – Alex Clare @ The Opera House in Toronto, Ontario
Average ticket price: $32, Get-in price: $23, Trend: Down 42%
Dubstep-Altenative crossover Alex Clare will bring his deep soundscapes to The Opera House in Toronto, Ontario this Sunday night as a part of his 2014 headline tour presented by Skype. The secondary market is definitely the way to go for this performance, as the average asking price is below face price. You can get in the door for about 33% below face price at TicketIQ.com. The intimate 850 capacity ensures you'll be close, perhaps even “Too Close” to the critically acclaimed songwriter.
Average ticket price: $35, Get-in price: $6, Trend: Down 10%
The only major professional sporting event on our list this week, the Friday night matchup between the Timberwolves and Pelicans is expected to be another showcase of MVP candidate Anthony Davis.
Davis' popularity within the league continues to grow and the Pelicans are off to a 4-3 start after arguably one of the toughest opening 7 game schedules in the league. The home town crowd in likely to see a victory this Friday, as the game is heavily weighed in the Pelicans' favor against a re-building Minnesota Timberwolves team. Fans will get to see another future all-star in Andrew Wiggins on a budget, as the cheapest tickets available are just $6.
Be sure to check back on the TicketIQ Blog every week for your guide to the weekend's top budget events and as always all tickets are available at TicketIQ.com