Big East Tournament Ticket Guide

dave@friarblog —  March 6th, 2009 8:04 PM
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With the BIG EAST regular season now officially over, it’s time again to start thinking about the BIG EAST TOURNAMENT.  The Friars have a bye for the first round, and will play either at Noon, 7PM, or 9PM, depending on the outcome of the Syracuse and West Virginia games.

Plan on heading over the NYC to catch the Friars?  Tickets have been sold out officially to the public for quite some time, but there are plenty of ways to get your MSG on.

THROUGH PC

The school says they have some limited ticket packages available.  You can purchase a ticket pack for $375.  Seems a little steep, but it gets you into every single game (works out to $25 bucks a game).  The Friars have a good chance to play two games, but any more than that will need another big upset out of the Friars.  But, if you are a BIG EAST junkie who has the time to go to every game, it’s definitely worth it.

Call up (401)-865-GOPC to order or for more information.

STUBHUB.COM

I used this two years ago for the WVU night game and it wasn’t too bad.  A little expensive, but you gotta do what you gotta do sometimes.

Here are the links to each session and some price ranges

Wednesday

12PM/2PM Game

Depends on where you want to sit: They have a bunch in the $12-15 dollar range that puts you up in the mezzanine.   If you are going by yourself, they have a single ticket for $6.50 (so hurry!).  If you spend $30-40 bucks you can sit in the row below.

My pick: $12 dollar seats

7PM/9PM Game

Cheapest mezzanine are $18 right now, but only two left.  You’ll have to pay $30-40 to sit up there or the row below most likely.  It also depends on how many people you wanna go with.

Since we can’t buy until the weekend, we are going to have to spend 30+ each ticket.

Thursday

If you are feelin’ lucky and want to buy the third round now, they are going to be more expensive than the previous round.

12PM/2PM Game

Cheapest seats are $50

7PM/9PM Game

Cheapest seats are $70

Of course we have no idea what seed the Friars will be, so we don’t know when the Thursday game would be if we won in the 2nd round.  Just giving you a heads up on the prices as a starting point.

OTHER ONLINE TICKET SITES

You can also try GoTickets.com or OnlineSeats.com, but I’ve personally never used those, and I can’t imagine prices being that much different.

CRAIGS LIST

A search on “BIG EAST TOURNAMENT” in the NYC site in Craigslist.org gives you a crapload of results.  You might be able to find better prices here, but you generally have to meet the person in order to pay/get the tickets.  So it’s up to you if you are comfortable with that.  I’ve never used Craigslist for tickets before, but it’s incredibly popular.

SCALPERS

I don’t recommend this one, but you can always find shady people selling tickets all around the Garden on gameday.  However, f the Friars win on Wednesday, you might be able to find some fans of the team they just beat who already had tickets to the Thursday session.  The fans might want to do anything to unload them while they still can.  There are going to be a ton of fans of every team at the nearby bars before the games, so maybe try to strike up a convo with that pesky G’Town/Cincy/SHU/ND fan.

So what about everyone else?  Are you going to buy your tickets as soon as the Saturday games are over and we know when the Friars play?  How will you get your tickets?

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