The 2013-14 college basketball season is underway and the Kansas Jayhawks have had quite an impressive start. After an 80-63 home victory over UL Monroe at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas traveled to Chicago to partake in the Champions Classic. There, they soundly defeated Duke 94-83, outscoring the Blue Devils by thirteen in the second half.
Led by freshman phenom Andrew Wiggins, the Jayhawks have the makings of a team destined for March success. Those lofty expectations have created a significant uptick in demand for Kansas Basketball tickets. This year’s average ticket price is $298 to see the Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse, a 58% increase over last year’s average price of $189. The Allen Fieldhouse is notoriously a boisterous crowd, always sold out and rocking, but this year looks to be one of the most expensive seasons in recent history.
There are several marquee games on the calendar this year, led by their date with conference rival #8 Oklahoma State. That game will take place on January 18th, a 4:00pm nationally televised game. For many, television will be the best option as the get-in price is $200 to see KU vs. Oklahoma State and the average ticket price is a whopping $553. The second most expensive game is also a Big-12 matchup on February 22nd when the Texas Longhorns come to visit Allen Fieldhouse. Tickets start at $166 for Texas versus Kansas and the average price is currently $528.
If you’re looking to see a unique matchup this season, the Georgetown Hoyas visit on December 21st, just a little over a month from today, for a non-conference matchup against the Jayhawks. The average ticket price is $513 with a get-in at $198, just a few dollars shy of the Oklahoma State game. Kansas and Georgetown met two years ago in Maui with Kansas prevailing 67-63. If they can replicate that performance, it will be money well-spent for the Kansas fans who ponied up for the game.