Are you thinking about catching a New York Knicks Game Live? If you've been wanting to go but are concerned about the price, it's not really that expensive. While some fans who regularly attend the game invest in season tickets, you can purchase them singly and go with a friend or partner, or take your family to see a game live. The individual tickets range in price from fairly reasonable to very high, depending on where you plan to sit. The average fan purchases a ticket that will give them a good view of the game without going overboard on lavishness and they have no complaints about their view of the action.
If you've been watching the game from home because you're unsure of the cost, we've broken it down so you can see what it really costs to attend a Knicks game in person.
The ticket prices are reasonable
The average fan at a New York Knicks home game at Madison Square garden pays $70 per ticket. You can buy them directly from the NBA site or find them through a variety of vendors and there are other seating options that can save you a lot more money on the ticket price if this isn't something you're prepared to spend.
The cost of parking is reasonable too
If you've made up your mind that you're going to catch a live game at the Garden, then it's time to start thinking about parking. There are a lot of fans who are going to be going to the game. While many opt to park directly at the Garden, which isn't really that expensive, there are other options available too. The average fan spends about $30 on parking. If you want to park at Madison Square Garden at 1 Penn Plaza Garage, it's a good idea to book your parking spot now because they fill up fast. The cost for the reservation for a spot that is just a 3-minute walk from the game is $60 here but there are cheaper options that are just as close.
A good rule of thumb when it comes to securing parking on game day is that the further from the event, usually the cheaper the parking. There are some spots that go for as low as $19 per space. If you're really early and very fortunate you might even be able to snag a parking spot on the side street of the Garden, but these are tough to get. It may be worth a try though. Here are a few other nearby parking lot options.
300 W 31st St costs $30 and is 0.2 mi from the game and a 5-minute walk. The 106 W 30th St lot is just $25 and is 0.3 mi from the game and a 6-minute walk. The 1250 Broadway lot is just $30. and is 0.3 mi 6 minutes on foot. 220 W 26th St is just $19 and is 0.4 mi away with an 8-minute walk. There are also a few others in the area. For many of these spots, you can reserve them in advance so you won't need to worry about parking.
Concessions can be affordable
We all know that the cost of concessions at a game is going to be higher than your local fast food restaurant or mini-mart down the street, but you're paying for some great stadium food. Madison Square Garden is known for its excellent stadium food and there are a lot of vendors that offer a diverse array of food options and prices. If your budget is stretched tight you can get a burrito or a dog for about $6.25 each. The average cost of sandwiches are between $15.50 and $15.75 but they do come with a bag of chips. You can also pick up a burger and chips for between $13 and $15.
If you're a beer drinker, the cost of a beer ranges between $11.50 and $12.50 depending on the brand and the size. You can get a cocktail for $14 or a glass of wine for $11 and premium liquors are between $13.50 and $16.50 each. This gives you an idea of the prices of the concessions that are offered at Madison Square Garden so you can plan accordingly.
It's not really that expensive to attend an NBA game. The average fan spends just $70 on a ticket, $30 on parking and about $40 on food and beverages. The concessions are actually cheaper in the Garden than they are at some movie theaters and the food seems to taste a lot better when you're at a live game.
Written by Garrett Parker
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