Last year the Duke Blue Devils advanced to the Elite Eight before succumbing to eventual National Champion Louisville, ending their title hopes. This season the Blue Devils bring in one of most highly touted Freshman in recent memory in Jabari Parker, who has not disappointed in so far. Parker can be a very special player for Coach K who hopes he can be the missing piece they need to improve on last seasons shortcomings. With all the talent he brings to the floor Parker has also caused prices of Duke basketball tickets to rise by 41% from last year to the new average of $409. The Blue Devils five most expensive games of the year are:
1) 3/8 vs North Carolina – Avg Price: $1514 | Get-in: $960 | 270% above avg
It’s not how you start its how you finish, and for Duke they finish their regular season with the biggest game of the year against North Carolina. This bitter rivalry always is must see basketball as they have played some of the most memorable games over the last decade. Fans can expect to see a huge increase in ticket price as it has skyrocketed up 270% for an average cost of $1514 per ticket with an extremely high Get-in of $960/
2) 2/22 vs Syracuse – Avg Price: $908 | Get-in: $523 | 122% above avg
Syracuse is one of the newest members of the ACC and meet Duke for the first time in conference play in a game between two of the winningest schools in D1 history. This matchup will soon become an intense rivalry as they will begin to play every year. This game is going for 122% above the Blue Devils season average at $908 per ticket.
3) 2/15 vs Maryland – Avg Price: $619 | Get-in: $444 | 51% above avg
Maryland was able to upset Duke last season in a very exciting game. Coach K will be sure to not let the same thing happen two years in a row in this competitive rivalry. Blue Devil fans looking to see the action in person can find tickets going for an average of $619 with a Get-in price of $444.
4) 1/18 vs NC State – Avg Price: $595 | Get-in: $348 | 45% above avg
That other North Carolina team travels to Cameron Indoor to play Duke on January 18th in what is presently the fourth most expensive game for the Blue Devils. At an average price of $595 per seat tickets have gone up by 45% for this tilt with a get in of $348.
5) 12/3 vs Michigan – Avg Price: $545 | Get-in: $323 | 33% above avg
A year removed from a berth in the National Championship game Michigan comes to Duke to prove once again they are a force to be reckoned with in their first game against a ranked opponent. Going for 33% above average tickets can be found at $545…… For more on Duke tickets, check out this article on Forbes.com.
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