2015 WNBA All Star Game Tickets Averaging Under $60 On Resale Market
July 16, 2015
The 13th WNBA All Star Game is set for Saturday, July 25 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The Western Conference holds a commanding 8-4 lead through 12 All-Star Games as two games weren’t held in 2008 and 2012 due to the Olympic Games taking place in those years. The starters for both the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference are already set with Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne being the most voted WNBA player, with Tulsa’s Skylar Diggins receiving the most votes for the Western Conference. The reserves have yet to be chosen and that will be decided by 12 WNBA head coaches who will select the reserves by putting in votes for the best six players within their own conference. The All-Star reserves will be announced during Los Angeles Sparks and Mercury game on July 21.
Uncasville, Connecticut is one of two cities that will have hosted the most WNBA All Star Games, making it the third trip the WNBA All-Star Game has made to the Mohegan Sun Arena with the last being in 2013. In that game, the West defeated the East for a 102-98 victory. According to TicketIQ, tickets for this year’s WNBA All Star Game have decreased 11.9% since the last WNBA All Star Game at the Mohegan Sun Arena two years ago. 2013’s game had tickets at average price of $63.84 on the secondary market, and a get in price of $42. WNBA All Star Game tickets this year are going for an average price of $56.20 on the secondary market, with the cheapest seat priced at just $13, as tickets continue to drop now down 19% over the past week.
It may be a big drop in price in average price for this year’s game compared to 2013, but the starting lineups by both conferences features some big name and very talented players. Elena Delle Donne and Skylar are the star players for their respective conferences as Delle Donne leads the league with 25.8 points per game. The reigning All-Star MVP Shoni Schimmel is back for her second All-Star Game holding the record for most points with 29 in last year’s game. Tamika Catchings makes her 10th All Star Game appearance with the East, all as a starter, as the trio will be joined by veteran players Angel McCoughtry and Tina Charles to round out the starters for the East.
In the Western Conference, Brittney Griner will be a starter despite only playing six games with Phoenix averaging 17.8 points per game along with 23 blocks. Veterans Candice Dupree, Maya Moore, and Seimone Augustus will be part of the starting five for the West, all of whom have made multiple All-Star appearances.