Ticket Prices Are Final in the NBA

The current NBA Finals are tied at 1. I, of course…are cheering for OKC. However I was curious about NBA Finals ticket prices…I’ve never been to a playoff game let alone a Finals game.

This is crazy, seats for the Finals games in Miami are going for as little as $163 (I paid $110 for my Lakers ticket in the regular season): It’s not as if people in Miami didn’t snap up the available tickets: Sunday’s game will be the 66th straight postseason home sellout for the Heat, stretching back to 1999.

But online ticket marketplace StubHub had huge amounts of inventory available on Saturday for Games 3, 4 and 5 of the finals in Miami – some of them for as little as $163, well below what the average seat cost for Games 1 and 2 of the series in Oklahoma City.

StubHub said that on Saturday afternoon, sellers had listed 1,777 tickets for Game 3, 2,823 tickets for Game 4 and 3,066 tickets for Game 5. Based on AmericanAirlines Arena’s listed capacity of 19,600 (more tickets than that are typically sold, when factoring in standing-room availability), that would mean roughly 13 percent of every seat for the games in Miami was being made available on StubHub alone.

If the series returns to Oklahoma City, StubHub said that 762 tickets were already available early Saturday for Game 6 there (lowest price $522) and another 498 were offered for Game 7 (lowest price $797).

How cool would it be to see a Finals game?


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