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Gotham Classic Basketball Tickets

See the premier men’s college basketball teams compete with Gotham Classic tickets. The Gotham Classic is an early-season event held in December at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Four teams are selected for this exclusive doubleheader.

The tournament began in 2012 and has seen several noteworthy matchups since its inception. In its inaugural year, the Gotham Classic’s main event was the matchup between powerhouse teams Temple and Syracuse. 

Over its history, the Gotham Classic has seen multiple players go on to play in the NBA including Demetrius Jackson of the Boston Celtics and Rakeem Christmas of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Each year the Gotham Classic presents an award for Most Outstanding Player--Khalif Wyatt from Temple was the first player to win the award in 2012. Because only the most successful programs are allowed to compete, fans often expect to see bold plays and last-second victories. The tournament has seen multiple players achieve career bests during their matchups.

If you are a basketball fan, you will not want to miss this hotly anticipated event. Be sure to buy Gotham Classic tickets today for a seat in the stands and a chance to witness some of the greatest college athletes compete. 

Gotham Classic Ticket Prices

Several variables will affect Gotham Classic ticket prices. The most important is the level of demand for a given contest. Non-conference games between little-known teams can be fairly inexpensive while tickets to the NCAA Tournament or NIT can be much more expensive. Conference tournaments and other conference contests can be a happy medium for fans who want to watch quality hoops without breaking the bank. 

How much are Gotham Classic tickets?

The average cost of Gotham Classic tickets for the current season is $115.00. Courtside and premium seats will cost much more while spots in the upper levels of an arena are typically more affordable. Typically, courtside seats for a conference game will be over $100 per ticket.

Costs can rise in the postseason. The average men’s March Madness ticket for first and second-round contests carried a cost of $173 while prices rose to as high as $135 for women’s games. Women’s Final Four and Championship tickets usually start around $114 while prices can rise as high as $1200. Men’s Final Four tickets will run around $555 for just the semifinals and $349 for only the title game.

Early season tournaments like the NIT Season Tip-off will usually cost between $19 and $172. NIT tickets for the upper level of Madison Square Garden will be the cheapest with costs usually in the $19 to $35 range. The Preseason WNIT, which features many of the best women’s basketball teams in the nation, will usually have costs between $15 and $50. WNIT Tickets will change in cost depending on which team is hosting too.

A matchup featuring Gotham Classic: Rutgers vs. Mississippi State will be next up on the schedule. The game will take place on December 23rd, 2023 at 12:00pm at Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ. There are 695 Gotham Classic: Rutgers vs. Mississippi State tickets available right now, ranging from a starting price of $38.00 to a top end price of $1353.00 for premium seats. During the 2023 basketball season, tickets will vary from game to game with a lowest ticket price set at $38.00 and the most expensive ticket set at $1353.00. 

Gotham Classic Schedule

From the season-opening Champions Classic to March Madness, the college basketball season is always full of exciting games. Teams open their seasons in November with non-conference contests and tournaments. The Maui Invitational and Gulf Coast Showcase are two of the top early-season tournaments. The season moves into conference play in December and January before conference tournaments take place in early March. The WNIT, NIT and NCAA Tournaments will take place in March and April.

The  schedule for the current season has 1 games remaining on the calendar. The final matchup on the Gotham Classic schedule will take place inside Prudential Center at 25 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ. The final game will feature Gotham Classic: Rutgers vs. Mississippi State and tip off is scheduled for December 23rd, 2023 at 12:00pm.

When do Gotham Classic tickets go on sale?

Most regular-season college basketball tickets will go on sale in June or July after schedules are released for the upcoming season. Early season tournaments like the Maui Invitational will usually start selling tickets as soon as they announce the field and dates for the next event. Postseason seats will be available as soon as the NCAA and NIT selection committees announce tournament fields. Use TicketSmarter’s up-to-date schedule to snag Gotham Classic tickets as soon as they are available. 

Gotham Classic Seating Chart

Most men’s and women’s basketball programs share an on-campus arena. Facilities typically have seating for between 7,000 and 11,000 fans. Courtside seats provide an up-close-and-personal view of the game, while more affordable spots are usually found in the upper levels. Look for seats near the half court line for the best view of the game. Use TicketSmarter’s interactive seating chart to snag the best Gotham Classic tickets available for both home and road contests.

TicketSmarter's seating map tools will have accurate Gotham Classic seating charts for every home and away game on the schedule. 

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