Tonight marks part one in a two-part Civil War series between the No. 4 Oregon Ducks (15-2, 5-1 Pac-12) and No. 7 Oregon State Beavers (16-2, 4-2 Pac-12). The first of a two-game series between the Ducks and Beavers tips off tonight at 7 p.m. (PT) at Matthew Knight Arena. Part two will tip off 40 hours later and 45 minutes North in Corvallis at Gill Coliseum at 1 p.m. (PT).
Two games separated by less than 48 hours. Two teams separated by 45 minutes of one another. Both teams ranked inside the Top-10. A Civil War weekend series that will have major implications in national rankings, Pac-12 conference standings as well as future NCAA tourney seeding. This should be a good one.
If you're looking for a ticket, you'll have to hit the secondary market. Both teams announced well ahead of this weekend's slate of games that their arenas are SOLD OUT!
Tickets for Friday night's contest at Matthew Knight Arena are going for as much as $461 apiece. But, that price point is a bit of an outlier.
Chances are, the person selling those tickets has little to no expectation that they'll go for that much. Rather, that's the price they'd be willing to stay home for.
And then, there's this...
The surge in ticket prices for @OregonWBB & @OregonWBB is a little misleading.— Peter Socotch (@PSocotchNBCS) January 24, 2020
Someone is selling a worse ticket for a $999 on Stubhub. Could get one a few rows up in same section for $38.
Still, it's a considerable mark-up from the $11 the ticket usually costs. pic.twitter.com/ChcDBZyImW
Not to say these games aren't big, but the inflated price shouldn't scare people into thinking obtaining a ticket at a reasonable price is an impossibility. No one expects those tickets to go for that price!
Ticket prices definitely elevated for GA (usually $5), but not across the board. For comparison sake, the secondary market value for tonight's game at MKA is mostly face value. Give or take. Of course, there are outliers. pic.twitter.com/b2fLTUQbaF— Peter Socotch (@PSocotchNBCS) January 24, 2020
Of course, tickets on the secondary market come with price inflation and fees. But, if you're looking to go to either game, you can still get in the door at a reasonable price.
Nevertheless, these games should be really exciting to watch!