How to Get New York Knicks Courtside Seats

Feb 25, 2020


Alex Gormley

Courtside seats at an NBA game are undoubtedly the best tickets in the house. Being able to take in all the action just a few feet away from some of the best athletes on the planet is truly the ultimate way to experience a live basketball game.

Given New York City’s status as one of the cultural capitals of the world, it’s no surprise that some of entertainments’ biggest icons have been spotted courtside at a Knicks game. Recent celebrity sightings have included Ansel Elgort, Howard Stern, Jim Gaffigan, Todd Gurley, Michael Che and Hasan Minhaj.

Interested in purchasing courtside tickets for the New York Knicks? Here’s everything you need to know.

How Much Do Knicks Courtside Tickets Cost?

Courtside seats to the New York Knicks cost $2,650 to $5,600 on average. The cost of courtside tickets for the Knicks varies greatly based on how close the seats are to the court.

The most expensive sections are usually the VIP sections 10 and 12, which are located right on the court, directly across from the two benches and scorer’s table. These tickets go from about $4,500 per ticket up to $7,000 per ticket for weekend and marquee matchups. The VIP W and E sections are also quite expensive, as those seats are right behind the scorers’ table at center court.

Courtside tickets start to come down in price if you opt to sit a few rows behind the closest seats. Tickets that are for seating sections located behind the baseline tend to be a bit cheaper as well, and often they are the most moderately priced courtside seats. Baseline seats start at around $110 per seat for weekday games against some of the lesser opponents in the league and hover at around $145 for the cheapest tickets for Friday night games and weekend contests.

Where Can I Buy Courtside Tickets for the Knicks?

One way to purchase courtside seats for the Knicks is to go through the team’s official ticketing department, which can be reached online via Ticketmaster or by phone at 877-NYK-DUNK. The team’s ticket marketplace allows fans to purchase tickets directly from the team, or they can purchase other verified resale tickets being sold by other individuals. Given just how popular courtside tickets are, most of the offerings on the Knicks ticketing marketplace are verified ticket resales. 

If you find yourself unable to secure your desired seats from the Knicks directly, or if you simply want to purchase your tickets online hassle-free, SeatGeek is another fantastic option (not that we’re biased or anything). SeatGeek has the largest inventory of tickets on the Internet, which means you’ll have unparalleled access to the best selection of seats for any Knicks game – home or away. In addition to their robust ticket inventory, SeatGeek has its own Deal Score system, which makes it simple to find the best bargain for your desired seats. Click here to view a complete listing of New York Knicks courtside seats.

How Do I Purchase Courtside Knicks Tickets?

You can purchase courtside seats easily through SeatGeek by going directly to the New York Knicks section, which can be found right here.  Step-by-step instructions below:

Once you’re on the Knicks ticket section, you can head to the event page for the game or games that you’re interested in purchasing tickets for. 

Once you’ve reached the ticket map, you can select the courtside seats that you’d like and view the pricing details on the left. In addition to the price of the ticket, you’ll also see the Deal Score, which determines which tickets are the best deal.

You can also zoom in closely on the map to view the rows and seating section details more closely. 

After you’ve narrowed down your search and found your desired seats, you can start the process of checking out by clicking the blue button which contains the price per ticket.

This will bring you to a landing page where you enter your contact information, select your desired delivery method, and enter your billing information. 

Once you’ve entered your billing information, you can click continue to payment, which will finish the checkout process and complete your ticket purchase.   

What Are Some of the Perks of Courtside Seats?

There are quite a few perks that go hand-in-hand with courtside tickets, which fall into three main categories: amenities, access, and visibility.


Since courtside seats are classified as a premium fan experience, they usually come bundled with plenty of added amenities designed to provide for the best fan experience possible. Common amenities included with courtside tickets include complimentary food and beverage, padded chairs, parking passes and access to concierge services.


Courtside tickets offer unrivaled access to basketball games as you are mere feet away from the best players in the world. While sitting courtside, you’ll be able to hear the players communicate with each other and you’ll undoubtedly have the best view in the house – if not the best view in all of sports.


By sitting courtside, you’re almost guaranteed to get on the television broadcast of the game at some point. Another added benefit for sitting courtside seats is that it’s an immense flex that will surely look fantastic on your social media accounts, as you’re sure to make all your friends and followers jealous when you post that perfect picture of yourself sitting courtside on Twitter or Instagram. 

New York Knicks Tickets

Whether you want courtside seats or something in the nosebleeds, SeatGeek has the ticket for you. Browse all New York Knicks tickets here or view upcoming games below. Don’t forget to use code TBA20NBA at checkout to save $20 off your purchase of $100 or more.

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