With gas in the Big Apple running around $4 a gallon, it’s probably a $40 to $50 car ride down the Jersey Turnpike to Philadelphia and back.
You’re looking at up to $20 in tolls and parking at the Wells Fargo Center runs at least $15.
Then you still actually had to purchase tickets for Wednesday night’s Sixers-Knicks game, and I doubt a lot of the $12 seats in the upper level were available.
Add in concessions, and it was easily a $150 to $200 night for each Knicks fan.
Funny thing is, that was still probably cheaper than taking the subway to Madison Square Garden for a real Knicks home game, assuming you could actually get access to a ticket.
Average New Yorkers can’t afford to go to a Knicks game, but they love their basketball team.
That’s why they think little of traveling the I-95 corridor to New Jersey, Washington and, yes, Philadelphia, where tickets are always available.
That was not really a home game for the Sixers.