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Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center are welcoming fans back this week for the first time in nearly a year, as the COVID-19 epidemic turned Pro Sports upside down.

Both locations are offering a limited list of tickets, commanding prices already as high as $ 5000.

While New York’s Knicks and NHL’s New York Rangers fans will see their Duke average around $ 467 and $ 367 respectively in the secondary market according to Price Tracker Ticket IQ – for those who want to see the Brooklyn Jets and are better off personally . Deepest pocket.

The once-franchise, which is finally seeing renewed success with its “Big Three” – Kevin Durant and point guards James Harden and Kyrie Irving – is offering a luxe, a select number of fans at a steady price Special experience for: roughly $ 600 to $ 5,000 courtside, sources told the Post.

Net fans can pay a hard price to see James Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving courtside.
Net fans can pay a hard price to see James Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving courtside.
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Instead of opening its doors to full 10 percent capacity as permitted by state epidemic regulations, the 19,000-seater Brooklyn arena planned to fill just 300 seats for the Nets for the next three home games, starting February 23 against the Sacramento Kings Started and no one was listed. For sale on secondary market sites on Friday.

Many socially deformed seats come with free food and non-alcoholic drinks by employees wearing protective gear. It includes new group-seating areas, with sofas, tables, and other luggage platforms, which resemble a luxury living room.

The Barclays Center is the first major North American sports venue to package the COVID-19 test as part of its ticket price. Fans will be given a chance to take a pre-matched test to get the green light to participate in the game, and then given a rapid test to confirm their negative COVID status before entering the building, Results will come in six minutes.

Following the All-Star break early next month, the Nets planned to reopen the upper zone and put more tickets on sale, including some in the general public – starting at $ 150, officials said.

The lucky few who can afford the fancy new set-up are being asked to purchase the game’s opening trio as part of a larger package of 20 contests, with additional perks capable of purchasing multiple posted tickets by the team To reach the NBA Finals to be.

Knox's Emmanuel Quickley fired a foul against the Bulls.
Knox’s Emmanuel Quickley fired a foul against the Bulls.
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CEO of Bates Global, the parent company of the Nets and Barclays Center, John Abamondi said, “We are eager to bring Nets fans back to the Barclays Center. We believe that is the most exciting team in the NBA.” A portion of the ticket goes on to support vaccination efforts in Brooklyn.

Last week, MSG began offering tickets for nearly 2,000 seats for the Nickies ‘and Rangers’ next three home games, each with a face value ranging from $ 50 to $ 380. The Fans will get their first look at this year’s Knicks when they tip off against Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors on February 23 and the Rangers may face the Rangers with the Boston Bruins on February 26.

Hundreds of lucky people to get select seats are now demanding cash by re-cashing them on StubHub and other secondary market sites. As of Friday night, Knicks tickets for the three games ranged from $ 183 in the upper bowl to $ 5,127 in the lower bowl for the Warriors game – while Rangers tickets started at $ 145 and went up to $ 946 against the Bruins, TicketIQ.

Gregg’s vice president of tickets, Greg Cohen, said early results showed secondary market tickets for games at “The World’s Most Famous Arena” are “strong” —like, about 30 percent more than a typical year. .

“I think it shows that fans are really willing to come back to sporting events,” he said.

MSG officials say they made an effort to keep pricing low and make some seating accessible to the general public, and even planned to offer some court seats, which are typically lower than previous season rates But go more than or less than $ 1,000.

Libor Hajek of Rangers tried to keep the puck from Mikhail Maltsev of the Devils.
Libor Hajek of Rangers tried to keep the puck from Mikhail Maltsev of the Devils.
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Andrew Lustgarten, MSG President and CEO, said, “Our goal is to be fan-friendly with our re-plan.” “The return of fans to The Garden is a very important step for not only MSG, but our city, and we can’t wait to see them back in the building.”

Islanders of the NHL have Not announced yet When they plan to allow fans to return to the Nassau Coliseum, and the team did not return email messages.

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