The Michigan State Spartans have found themselves in the No. 1 spot in the AP Poll. After defeating the Kentucky Wildcats in this season’s Champions Classic, the Spartans jumped from No. 2, where they started the season, to the top spot in the poll. Even with being the top team in college basketball on the court, ticket prices for Michigan State games are relatively cheap compared to other top teams. Michigan State basketball tickets currently have an average price of $74 on the secondary market. That’s well below the other three teams that took place in the Champions Classic and have average prices in at least the $300’s for home games.
The Spartans do have some big home games though, including a game against the North Carolina Tar Heels on December 4. Tickets against the Tar Heels are averaging $137, an 85% increase over the season average, with a get-in price of $68. Before that game, the Spartans will host the Mount St. Mary’s Blue Knights on November 29. Tickets for that game are slightly cheaper with an average price of $45 and a get-in price of just $4.
Michigan State’s biggest home game of the season will be on January 25 when the Michigan Wolverines visit East Lansing. Michigan was able to advance all the way to the Finals of the NCAA tournament last season, and with Michigan State projected to be one of the top teams this season, there could be some added intrigue to the intrastate rivalry. Tickets for the Michigan-Michigan State game have an average price of $239 and a get-in price of $129.
As the Spartans remain one of the best teams in college basketball, Michigan State tickets should be considered a bargain when compared to the other top teams in the country. There will be plenty of big games at Jack Breslin Arena in the 2013-14 basketball season.