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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Liberty-Mystics Is Best-Selling Playoff Series of WNBA’s First Round

  • Led by stars Breanna Stewart and Sabrina Ionescu, the Liberty’s increased regular season ticket demand is carrying into the postseason.
  • The average resale price for Liberty-Mystics at Barclays Center is $100, a 28% jump over all WNBA regular season games.
The average resale price for Liberty-Mystics at Barclays Center is $100, a 28% jump over all WNBA regular season games.
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The number of tickets sold for the New York Liberty’s upcoming first-round WNBA playoff matchup against the Washington Mystics is nearly double (91%) last year’s first-round Liberty playoff matchup against the Chicago Sky. 

According to StubHub, Mystics-Liberty is the best-selling WNBA playoff series of this year’s first round, which began Wednesday. Liberty-Mystics is outselling Chicago Sky-Las Vegas Aces, the second-best-selling series, by 1.8x.

Marketplace SeatGeek told FOS that the average resale ticket price for Mystics-Liberty at Barclays Center is $100 ahead of Game 1 in New York on Friday. It marks a 9.9% increase from the average resale cost to Liberty regular season home games and a 28% increase from the average resale ticket across WNBA regular season games ($78) on SeatGeek.

The Liberty finished 32-8 this season to enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed behind fellow superteam Las Vegas Aces. This offseason’s additions of star players Breanna Stewart, Jonquel Jones, and Courtney Vandersloot to join two-time Liberty All-Star Sabrina Ionescu helped the Joe Tsai-owned team hit over 100% growth in regular season ticket sales over last year, a 200% increase in season-ticket membership, and 58% ratings increase in their nationally televised games. 

Secondary ticket marketplace TicketIQ has get-in remaining tickets for around $50 to see Liberty’s Game 1 and Game 2 at Barclays Center. It is a hotter ticket than the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces, whose Game 2 home matchup against the Sky has an average resale price of $71 and get-in of $15 per TicketIQ.

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