Wednesday night features the most anticipated game of the college basketball season to date: the No. 1 Duke Blue Devils vs. the No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels.
But what makes this matchup that much more intriguing is the presence of Zion Williamson, the apple of the NBA's eye. And thanks to him, tickets to Wednesday's game are practically reaching Super Bowl levels with regards to cost.
Per Darren Rovell, a ticket with a $67 face value is now worth $4,141.82 on StubHub. That's over 60 times the original price.
This ticket, with a face value of $67, is now going for more than $4,000. The CHEAPEST TICKET to Duke-UNC tomorrow on StubHub, including fees, is now $4,141.82. pic.twitter.com/9pZtXle3dJ— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 20, 2019
If you want to compare ticket prices, let's look at Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams. The cheapest ticket for that game was effectively around $2,300. Yes, this indoor college basketball game is skyrocketing past the baseline rate of the biggest football game in the universe.
Perhaps the other largest factor in this price increase is due to the limited seating for the game. Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium seats 9,314 fans, and 1,600 are reserved for students.
Good luck trying to buy a ticket for Wednesday night’s UNC vs. Duke game https://t.co/8bbK1KkvdP— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 19, 2019
As for the rematch on Mar. 9, the Dean Smith Center at Chapel Hill holds 21,750 people, and the cheapest ticket is currently going for around $432 on StubHub. But that's bound to skyrocket to obscene levels in due time.
Given the talent on both rosters, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you want to see this game in person, be prepared to drop some significant coin.