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Tickets Worth $1.4 Billion in Limbo During NBA, NHL, NCAA Hiatus

  • Every major league is on pause because of coronavirus
  • Unused Lakers tickets alone would amount to $82.1 million
The Sprint Center stands empty after the cancelled of the NCAA Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Missouri on March 12.
The Sprint Center stands empty after the cancelled of the NCAA Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Missouri on March 12.Photographer: Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The secondary market value of the tickets currently going unused during the NBA, NHL and college basketball hiatus is about $1.4 billion, based on estimates from marketplace TicketIQ.

That number, which doesn’t include the NHL or NBA playoffs, highlights just one small piece of the billions of dollars that could be lost or refunded as the sports world copes with the coronavirus outbreak. It was calculated by taking the average secondary market ticket listing earlier in the week and multiplying it by the number of each team’s remaining home games and the size of each arena.