Madison Square Garden, MSG or simply the Garden whatever you want to call it, the arena is one of the most well known buildings in all the world. Every year Madison Square Garden hosts over 300 events a year as the home of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers in addition to its stellar line up of concerts and other events. Madison Square Garden is known as the “Worlds Most Famous Arena” but it can also be classified as the “Worlds Most Expensive Arena” as it has some of the highest ticket prices for its events of any arena on the planet. The top ten most expensive Madison Square Garden tickets in 2014 are:
1) 3/28 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament East Regional: All Sessions Avg $1157, Get-in $369
The single most expensive ticket is for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament which makes its triumphant return to MSG for the first time since 1961. The Garden will host the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games of the East on March 28th and 30th. This ticket is for both of the Sweet Sixteen Games played on March 28th and is averaging $1157 with a Get-in of $369.
2) 9/12 Luke Bryan – That’s My Kind of Night Tour Avg $969, Get-in $84
Luke Bryan is currently on tour for his That’s My Kind of Night Tour running from now until October. Luke Bryan tickets for this show are three times as much as what a normal show is going for on his tour and is $555 more than his next closest show averaging $969, however there is a low Get-in price of just $84.
3) 2/1 Knicks vs Heat: Avg $666, Get-in $162
The first Knicks game to crack into our rankings is their February 1st meeting against the two time defending NBA Champion Miami Heat. Lebron James and Company always are one of the biggest games of the year when they come to town and this time is no different as they are the Knicks most expensive game of the year averaging $666 for this game.
4) 3/28 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament East Regional: 1st Session Avg $664, Get-in $$313
Showing up for the second time on our list is the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament East Regional. The only difference this time is that this ticket is just for the first Sweet Sixteen game played at MSG on March 28th rather than both of them which is why this ticket is significantly cheaper at $664.
5) 7/9 Katy Perry – Prismatic Tour: Avg $547, Get-in $130
Katy Perry returns to Madison Square Garden in early July on her Prismatic Tour where tickets are currently averaging $547 to see the pop singer but fans can Get-in to the concert for as low as $130.
6) 3/6 Sting & Paul Simon: $545, Get-in $144
On March 6th two former superstars team up to conquer the Garden when Sting & Paul Simon come to town. This concert is currently just a fraction behind Katy Perry in terms of most expensive events at MSG coming in with an average ticket price of $545 to go along with its Get-in of $144.
7) 4/13 Knicks vs Bulls: Avg $533, get-in $111
The Knicks once again make the list when they welcome the Chicago Bulls to New York on April 13th and is presently averaging $533 with a Get-in of $111. This is the Knicks second to last home game of the regular season and will be very important if they hope to make a return trip to the playoffs in 2014.
8) 2/19 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience World Tour: Avg $522, Get-in $175
Justin Timberlake will be embarking on his first tour in five years after taking some time to focus on his acting career. Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience World Tour makes a stop at MSG on February 19th where tickets are currently averaging $522 with a Get-in of $175, making this concert the second highest average of his entire tour.
9 & 10) 3/21 Billy Joel: Avg: $467, Get-in $158 and 4/18 Billy Joel: Avg $467, Get-in $163
Rounding out the ten most expensive events at Madison Square Garden in 2014 is none other than Billy Joel who takes the last two spots on our list. Joel is is slated to begin a monthly residency at the Garden throughout the year and his two most expensive nights are March 21st and April 18th which Billy Joel tickets for both averaging $467 a ticket with the April date having a little higher Get-in price of $163 compared to $158.