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Knicks ticket prices to go up again next season

Mar 6, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT

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The “cheap” seats at Madison Square Garden are about to get less so.

Last year ticket prices for New York Knicks games jumped a whopping 49 percent as the renovation of Madison Square Garden’s lower bowl (combined with a team actually worth seeing) changed the economics of one of the NBA’s legendary buildings. James Dolan could charge more, so he did.

The cheap seats saw an increase, too, but they will see the bulk of this year’s 4.9 percent increase, reports Newsday.

The increases primarily will affect seats in the upper bowl, which will be the focus this coming offseason of the second phase of Madison Square Garden’s three-year renovation.

Among the changes in the upper seating areas will be more amenities and new sightlines created by increasing the incline of the upper bowl by 17 degrees.

Call it supply and demand or the rich getting richer (both are right), but if last year’s price increases didn’t drive away fans no way this one will. Because Jeremy Lin is totally worth it.

  1. sdelmonte - Mar 6, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    And thus the Knicks continue to be perhaps the chief example of “New York as a luxury item.” I haven’t been to a game in years and doubt this will change. I could go to three baseball games and have much better seats (and much better air) for the same money.

  2. AlohaMrHand - Mar 6, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    you want Linsanity?Well you’re going to pay more for it

    • 00maltliquor - Mar 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM

      Prices are going to be Linsane!

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