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Iowa–Ohio State Is the Most Expensive Women’s Basketball Game Ever

  • The get-in price is $491, while the average ticket purchased is $577, per TickPick.
  • Caitlin Clark’s team holds the top five spots for the most expensive women’s basketball games.
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Caitlin Clark has broken yet another record: Her senior night matchup against Ohio State on Sunday is the most expensive women’s basketball game for either college or the WNBA.

According to data provided to Front Office Sports by ticket marketplace TickPick, the get-in price to see the nation’s No. 2 Buckeyes battle the No. 6 Hawkeyes is $491. That figure tops the $337 get-in ticket for the Iowa-Michigan game where Clark broke the NCAA women’s scoring record, per TickPick.

Sunday’s average purchase price as of Tuesday afternoon is $577, the most expensive average for any women’s college or WNBA game, TickPick says, while the most expensive single ticket is listed at $3,853.

The record is the latest in the Clark-influenced ticket craze, which last week led to the first sellout of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament. Before that, Iowa set the previous purchase price record in the game against Michigan, which the team created by breaking its record from a month before hosting Indiana in January. Clark’s team holds the top five spots in the most expensive women’s basketball games on record as well as two others in the top 10.

Here’s a list of the top-10 most expensive women’s basketball games, ranked by average purchase price, according to data from TickPick:

  • $577: Ohio State at Iowa (March 3)
  • $394: ($531 the last seven days): Michigan at Iowa (Feb. 15) 
  • $381: Illinois at Iowa (Feb. 25)
  • $273: Indiana at Iowa (Jan. 13) 
  • $256: Northwestern vs. Iowa (Jan. 31)
  • $190: Alabama at South Carolina (Feb. 22, Dawn Staley’s 600th career win)
  • $173: Nebraska at Iowa (Jan. 27)
  • $150: 2022 WNBA All-Star Game (July 10, 2022)
  • $148: 2023 WNBA Finals Game 3: Las Vegas Aces at N.Y. Liberty (Oct. 25, 2023)
  • $142: Penn State at Iowa (Feb. 8)
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