How To Buy Cavaliers Tickets

October 23, 2014

1) Check primary market: The Cavaliers primary box office is run by Veritix, a ticketing company which is majority owned by the Cavs owner, Dan Gilbert. Because of the high demand, there will not typically be any seats available through Vertix’s Website, but if Lebron gets hurt and the Cavaliers under

2) Enroll in monthly lottery. As it says on the Cavaliers Website, this is not a “sweepstakes” or a "giveaway," but rather, a pre-qualification drawing for fans wishing to purchase tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers regular season home game during the 2014-15 season. Below are the dates for registration:

  • 5pm EST on Thursday, Oct 2 for Opener/November Game Lottery Selection
  • 5pm EST on Thursday, Oct 30 for December Game Lottery Selection
  • 5pm EST on Wednesday, Nov 26 for January Game Lottery Selection
  • 5pm EST on Thursday, Jan 8 for February Game Lottery Selection
  • 5pm EST on Thursday, Jan 29 for March Game Lottery Selection
  • 5pm EST on Thursday, Feb. 26 for April Game Lottery Selection


3) Check secondary market sites, like Flashseats and Stubhub: Flashseats is resell platform that works with Veritix, the Cavs primary platform, and in order to use it, you have to register your credit card. When you purchase a ticket, it will either be transferred to your credit card which you can swipe to enter the venue, or you can download the Flashseats app that you can use to scan your phone directly. In addition to buying tickets for a fixed price, Flashseats allows you to bid on tickets in a similar way as eBay or other auction sites.

4) Check aggregators, like TicketIQ, that list many sellers in one place. These sites provide multiple options for Cavaliers tickets and don’t charge any addition fees to buyers. 5) Check Craigslist:  For Cavaliers tickets.  There are about 20 new posts/day on Cleveland Craigslist for Cavaliers tickets. If you go this route, it's buyer beware, though, as there can be a lot of fraud, so use good judgement and make you don't pay via mail order!

5) Buy from a scalper in front of Quicken Loans Arena.  This is the Wild West of ticket buying, with no guarantee you're getting a real ticket.  Before any game in Cleveland, there are 5-10 sellers around the stadium Tips:  Monitor quantity available for a game.  For the Cavaliers, there are 20,562 seats available for every game.  According to TicketIQ, there are an average of less than 1,000 seats available for each game, which means that prices are likely to rise as the game gets closer. Pick games against non-marquee opponents.  The average price for Cavaliers tickets