Top Budget Events Of The Weekend (1/9)

January 6, 2015

With the stress of the holidays finally behind us, we can look ahead to the top live events of early 2015. Thankfully, the 5 events outlined this weekend won't break the bank. You can catch family friendly live shows, a collective of roundball travelers, support our troops and catch one of the weekend's most anticipated college basketball games for under $40 each.

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1/9/15 – Sesame Street Live at CONSOL Energy Center – Average Ticket Price: $33, Get-in Price: $29, Trend: Down 6%

Kids will be heaven as Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend visit's Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center this weekend. Fortunately, it won't take deep pockets to make the kids of the Three Rivers happy. Friday evening is the cheapest of 7 performances at the home of the Penguins, as the average ticket price for the event is just $33.


1/10/15 - The Harlem Globetrotters at Colonial Life Arena – Average Ticket Price: $21, Get-in Price: $19, Trend: Down 17%

The Harlem Globetrotters will continue their everlasting tour throughout the country with a stop at Colonial Life Arena this weekend. The cheapest performance comes Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm with am average ticket price of just $21. Overall, ticketing trends for the event have seen a 17% decrease in the past 7 days.


1/10/15 – Army Black Knights Basketball vs Navy Midshipmen at Chrisl Arena – Average Ticket Price: $30, Get-in Price: $19, Trend: Down 38%

Though not sporting the amount of clout the annual Army/Navy football game gets, this Saturday offers a look at the basketball teams of our armed forces as Army Basketball & Navy square off at Christl Arena in West Point. With tickets from $19, a family four pack can be had for less than $100 at

1/10/15 – Notre Dame Fighting Irish Basketball vs Virginia Cavaliers at Purcell Pavilion at Joyce Center – Average Ticket Price: $38, Get-in Price: $11, Trend: Down 21%

Based upon recent events, there is no better deal in sports this weekend than the $11 get-in price of Saturday's Notre Dame vs Virginia basketball game. After an emotional win against UNC, the #13 Irish will play host the undefeated and #3 ranked Virginia Cavaliers to what's expected to be a pumped up crowd to say the least. Despite the intrigue behind the game, the hype hasn't hit the ticket market as hard, and a 4-pack of tickets can currently be had for under $50.

Despite the extreme value of Notre Dame basketball, the Virginia Cavaliers may currently sport the lowest cost per win in Division 1 college basketball this season, with only two remaining games averaging over $100 on the secondary market.

1/11/15 – Walking With Dinosaurs at Energy Solutions Arena – Average Ticket Price: $31, Get-in Price: $16, Trend: Down 29%

One of the hottest live shows touring the country, Walking With Dinosaurs will stomp into Salt Lake this weekend with the cheapest of their performances coming Sunday afternoon. Kids & adults alike will be amazed by the highly detailed costumes and animatronics on display as the all in attendance as transported back to the Jurassic and beyond.