The Portland Trail Blazers were supposed to be good this season but they weren’t supposed to be this good with the fifth best record in the NBA to date. Much of that success can be attributed to the outstanding play of LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard who are both averaging over 20 points as Rip City has been the highest scoring team in the league this season with 109 points per game. With that, demand has increased and fans are willing to cough up some more dollars to see the team play.
Blazers tickets are currently averaging $137 for their home games, an increase of 47% since the beginning of the season when tickets in Portland averaged just $93. This increase is a direct result of the Blazers great play this year and should only be getting better as the 10th overall draft pick CJ McCollum will be making his NBA debut after suffering a broken foot prior to the season. McCollum will be welcomed with open arms as the Blazers have a strenuous home schedule for January with six games at the Moda Center.
Over the next month for the Blazers, the most expensive game is their January 11th matchup against the Boston Celtics as it is going for twice as much as Portland’s home average at $237 with a get-in of $60 for this game. This is $50 more than the next closest game of the month and is the Celtics only trip to Portland this year, as well as the last time they will play each other.
On the other hand the Blazers cheapest game of the month comes in their very next game when Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers come to Rip City on the 15th. Tickets for this game are averaging $50 below the aggregate average price, currently at $97 on the secondary market for this game with a very reasonable get-in price of just $18.
A week later the Blazers host division Denver on the 23rd in a game that has seen the most activity of any game this month in terms of ticket prices. Originally tickets were priced at $115 but have fallen by 7% over the past week alone for its new average of $107 to go along with its get-in of $18.