Minnesota Readies Itself for Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup will take place this weekend at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, MN. With the biennial event only occurring in the U.S. once every four years, tickets are shaking out to be one of the most in-demand Minnesota has seen in at least five years.
As it stands, Saturday is the hottest day of the tournament, with an average resale price of $339 per ticket. However, with the games just days away fans can get tickets now for $291, a 14 percent drop in price. For those looking to spend significantly less, they can attend tomorrow’s practice sessions for as little as $33. Currently, the average ticket price of Sunday is $216 a ticket.
Ryder Cup Tickets
Saturday’s session will be the third most popular event in Minnesota since SeatGeek started tracking the secondary market in 2010. The only events with higher average resale prices were the 2014 MLB All-Star Game ($548) and the Packers at Vikings game from a few weeks ago ($402).
While the Ryder Cup is a hot ticket, it doesn’t compare to the Masters, which this year had an average resale price of $1,375 per ticket for a single day of the competition. As a comparison, weekly passes to this year’s Ryder Cup resold for an average of $1,004.
With the Ryder Cup taking place just once every four years in the United States, fans from across the country are looking to make the trip to the event. On SeatGeek just 48 percent of shoppers live in Minnesota. After Minnesota the top states are Illinois, Florida, Texas and Wisconsin.
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