Looking At ACC Tournament Tickets Trends On The Secondary Market
February 26, 2015
The much anticipated 2015 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament is less than two weeks away. The five-day format will start on March 10 and conclude March 14 at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina. Fourteen of the fifteen ACC teams will participate in the tournament as Syracuse, due to a self-imposed postseason ban, will not compete. Teams seeded No. 5 through No. 10 will receive a first-round bye and the top four seeds receive a double bye through the first and second rounds. The winner of this tournament will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA’s Men’s Basketball Tournament. The ACC Tournament will begin on a Tuesday for the first time ever and conclude on Saturday for the first time since 1981.
2015 ACC tournament tickets on the secondary market will have very affordable prices for the first two rounds of play because none of the elite teams in the conference will be playing. Session 1 ACC Tournament basketball tickets represent the least expensive of the tournament at an average price of $61.49, with a get-in price of just $5.
Once the tournament reaches the Quarterfinals stage, tickets will see an increase of 177% compared to the first day of play. During that round, the top four seeds will see their first action of the tournament. March 12 Session 3 ACC tournament tickets are going for a current average price of $170.70 on the secondary market, with a get-in price of $48.
The Semifinals stage is where ACC Tournament basketball tickets will be at their most expensive as the March 13 Session 5 tickets see an increase of 69% compared to the March 12 Session 3 tickets at a current average price of $289.87 on the secondary market. The least expensive ticket to get-in is priced at $97.
In fact, the Championship Game on March 14 is less expensive than the semifinals, currently going for a secondary average price $276.38, with a get-in price of $90. For ACC Basketball Tournament fans who don’t want miss a single day of the action, they can opt for the all-sessions tournament pass which includes all the rounds of play. The All-Sessions pass is pricey, currently going for an average price of $917.50 on the secondary market, with the least expensive ticket to get-in priced at $237. Going into the tournament, Virginia and Duke will be the top two seeds with Duke as the slight favorite to win it all.