Provided by TiqIQ
The 2015 NBA All-Star Game is coming to New York City this weekend and it’s bringing a variety of entertainment with it. From Snoop Dogg to Shaquille O’Neal, this year’s All-Star Weekend will feature several big events in the days leading up to Sunday’s game at Madison Square Garden.
For fans wanting to attend Sunday’s game, tickets won’t come cheap. The average price for NBA All-Star Game tickets on TiqIQ is $2,048.25 and the get-in price starts at $919. The game’s cheapest seat will be the most expensive get-in price in at least the last six years and nearly three times that of last year’s game in New Orleans, which saw a $348 get-in.
If getting past the turnstile on Sunday is too much on the wallet, All-Star Saturday Night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will be the next best thing. Featuring the Skills Competition, 3-Point and Slam Dunk Contests, All-Star Saturday Night tickets average at $1,691.41 and the event’s cheapest seat is $442 on the secondary market. Golden State teammates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson headline the 3-Point Contest while hometown favorite Mason Plumlee battles in the Dunk Contest.
Of course, the two main events on Saturday and Sunday won’t be the only things going on in the Big Apple. Beginning Thursday, Puff Daddy and Snoop Dogg highlight the “Tip-Off” concert at The Theater at MSG, which will also feature several surprise guest performances. Tip-Off tickets average $152.48 on the secondary market. The get-in price starts at $58.
Shaq will take over the Beacon Theatre for his annual Comedy Jam on Thursday and Friday. Three shows will play over the two days, with two shows being held on Friday night. Average price for Comedy Jam tickets over the three performances is $272.27 on the secondary market and the cheapest ticket will be for Thursday’s show at $97. Hosted by Earthquake, each show will feature stand-up from DeRay Davis, Bill Bellamy, Michael Blackson and Robert Powell.
Nicki Minaj will also have a big presence in NYC this weekend. The singer will play four shows around her native city from Thursday to Sunday, with shows scheduled at Stage 48, the NYC Arena, CopaCabana and Pacha Nightclub off the West Side.
The first annual Roc City Classic will be held at Flatiron Plaza North on Thursday. Hosted by Kanye West and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, Roc City Classic will kick off at 8 p.m. Tickets are free, but fans can only get them through Roc Nation.
Whether looking for laughs or the league’s most prominent scorer in Durant, New York City will have it all this weekend. A-list celebrities and top talent will be abound in the Big Apple in the days leading up to the All-Star Game on Sunday.