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Sportscasting.com has analyzed data on the secondary market to determine the effect that Indiana Fever star Caitlin Clark has had on WNBA ticket prices.


Key Highlights:

  • Caitlin Clark effect causing average ticket prices to rise 241% in May
  • NY Liberty has the most expensive WNBA ticket price at $84
  • Average get-in price to attend WNBA home opener is $31.17

Clark made her WNBA debut on Tuesday night, scoring 20 points in a 92-71 loss versus the Connecticut Sun.

According to SeatGeek, the “get-in” price for the game at Mohegan Sun Arena was $74. That made Clark’s WNBA debut approximately 469% more expensive than the cheapest tickets for Connecticut’s next game against the Washington Mystics.

Below, we’ll examine the effect that Caitlin Clark has had on WNBA ticket prices and determine which teams had the most expensive home openers in 2024.

Caitlin Clark Effect Causes Average Ticket Prices To Rise 241%

Ticket Price Next Home Game Caitlin Clark Effect
Connecticut Sun 74 13 469.23%
New York Liberty 84 21 300.00%
Seattle Storm 70 26 169.23%
L.A. Sparks 52 45 15.56%
Las Vegas Aces 92 4 2200.00%
Average 74.4 21.8 241.28%

Caitlin Clark will play five WNBA games on the road in May, but the cost to watch the former Iowa star is rising fast.

The average get-in price to attend those games will cost $74.40 per ticket, approximately 241% more expensive than her opponent’s next home game.

The most expensive game to see Clark in his first month of WNBA action comes on the road in Las Vegas against the defending champion Aces. Fans will have to spend a minimum of $92 just to get in the door, approximately 2,200% more than Las Vegas’ next home game against the Seattle Storm, which sports a get-in price of only $4.

Ironically, Fever home games are the most affordable in the WNBA. Fans can attend Indiana’s first home game against the New York Liberty on May 16th for just $5.

Most Expensive WNBA Home Opener Tickets

Most Expensive WNBA Opener Tickets
Date Away Team Home Team Get-In Price
May 20, 2024 Indiana Fever New York Liberty $84
May 14, 2024 Indiana Fever Connecticut Sun $74
May 25, 2024 Connecticut Sun Chicago Sky $50
May 14, 2024 Minnesota Lynx Seattle Storm $26
May 17, 2024 Seattle Storm Minnesota Lynx $24
May 14, 2024 Phoenix Mercury Las Vegas Aces $23
May 18, 2024 Atlanta Dream Phoenix Mercury $23
May 14, 2024 NY Liberty Washington Mystics $20
May 21, 2024 Dallas Wings Atlanta Dream $18
May 15, 2024 Atlanta Dream L.A. Sparks $14
May 15, 2024 Chicago Sky Dallas Wings $13
May 16, 2024 NY Liberty Indiana Fever $5
WNBA Average $31.17

Thanks to Clark, the New York Liberty ($84) and Connecticut Sun ($74) have the most expensive tickets to attend a WNBA home opener this season. The Chicago Sky ($50) are next on the list as the Windy City prepares Angel Reese’s first home game.

Meanwhile, the Indiana Fever ($5), Dallas Wings ($13), and L.A. Sparks ($14) are among the teams with the cheapest tickets for a WNBA home opener.

The average ticket price to attend a WNBA home opener is approximately $31.17.

Only three WNBA teams had a get-in price of more than $26, and rookies Clark and Reese participated in all three contests.