WNBA ticket sales on StubHub are up 93%. Aces, Caitlin Clark and returning stars fuel rise

The wave of incoming rookies such as Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese and Kamilla Cardoso and the return of popular players A’ja Wilson and Kelsey Plum of the defending champion Las Vegas Aces have led to unprecedented demand for WNBA games on one of the world's largest ticket resale platforms.

StubHub announced its sales for WNBA games as of Wednesday were up 93% compared with last season. The increase followed StubHub's record sales for the women's NCAA Tournament and for the 2023 WNBA Finals, spokesperson Adam Budelli said.

The highest ticket demand was for the Aces, who host three of the top 10-selling games. A total of six Aces season tickets, starting at $906 for 20 home games, remained. Overall sales for the Aces have nearly tripled (up 190%) compared with this time a year ago.

The New York Liberty, featuring 2023 MVP Breanna Stewart, were the second-most in-demand team with sales up 30%.

The Indiana Fever, which drafted Clark No. 1 overall, are the top trending team on StubHub with more than 500 tickets for games involving the Fever sold since Tuesday.

A floor-level seat for the Fever's preseason road game against Dallas on Friday was listed at $791. Top price for a ticket to the Fever's preseason home game against Atlanta on May 10 was $672.

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