(UPDATE 5/13/15) With a 106-101 home win in Game 5, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a 3-2 series lead over the Chicago Bulls. The Cavs will have a chance to win the series on the road at United Center and its starting of affect ticket prices on the secondary market. Facing elimination, Bulls playoff tickets during Game 6 will be the least expensive of the three played in Chicago. The game has an average price of $364.15, below both Games 3 and 4. Chicago went ahead in the series during Game 3, but dropped Game 4 to Cleveland. The get-in price for Game 6 will also be the least expensive of the series in Chicago at $109.
Cavaliers Game 5 Tickets vs Bulls Are Down 25% This Week
(UPDATE 5/11/15) There’s been no shortage of excitement during the series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls. Two straight games saw buzzer-beating endings. The first was Derrick Rose locking down a Chicago win in Game 3. LeBron James got in on the action with a game-winning shot of his own in Game 4 to even the series. At 2-2, the series will now head back to Quicken Loans Arena for Game 5. On the secondary market, Cavaliers playoff tickets have an average price of $210.65 for the next game of the series with a get-in price of $89.
2015 Bulls vs Cavaliers Playoff Tickets 88% More Expensive at United Center Than Quicken Loans Arena
(UPDATE 5/4/15) The Cleveland Cavaliers will enter the second round of the 2015 NBA Finals beginning tonight when they host the Chicago Bulls at the Quicken Loans Arena. As LeBron continues his march back to the Finals for the fourth consecutive year, he’ll look to do so for just the second time in a Cavaliers uniform. For those searching for tickets in either Cleveland or Chicago, tickets won’t be cheap on the secondary market.
According to TicketIQ, the average price for Cavaliers vs Bulls tickets over the seven-game series is $406.04. Chicago’s United Center will host the three most expensive games should the Bulls play three home games during the seven-game series. Bulls vs Cavaliers tickets at the United Center currently own a $460.62 average, up 88% over the Cavaliers’ home average of $245.04.
The most expensive game of the series would be a potential Game 6 in Chicago. That game sees a secondary average of $536.77, 32.2% above series average, and the get-in price starts at $124. The top-priced bout in Cleveland would be a possible Game 7, where tickets average at $303.84 and low price is $118.
The cheapest game of the series will be Game 1 Monday night in Cleveland. Game 1 Cavaliers vs Bulls tickets currently average at $112.79 and get-in price starts at $41 on the secondary market. Chicago’s cheapest game will be Game 3 on Friday, where tickets own a secondary average of $421.91 and the cheapest available ticket is $108.
Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau will enter his third semifinal round since he took over the reins in Chicago in 2010. Under his tenure, the Bulls have failed to make it out of the Eastern Conference Finals, however. The franchise is seeking its seventh championship and first since 1998.
2015 Cavaliers vs. Bulls Playoff Tickets Are 104% More Expensive At United Center Than Quicken Loans Arena
(5/1/15) In what could essentially be a de facto Eastern Conference Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be facing the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the NBA Playoffs. Both teams were impressive during their first round matchups. The Cavaliers swept the Boston Celtics rather easily and while the Bulls had to go six games after going up 3-0 against the Milwaukee Bucks, a 120-66 series deciding win showed their dominance.
The series will start Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Over the course of four potential home games, the average price for Cavaliers playoff tickets is $236.96. That, like the first round, is below the regular season average price for Cavaliers tickets on the secondary market. The average price for Monday’s Game 1 is just $200.26 with a get-in price of $60.
Tickets will be significantly more expensive when games are played in Chicago. On the secondary market, Bulls playoff tickets at United Center are 104% above games at the Q. The current average price across Chicago’s three potential home games is $483.99. While a potential Game 6 has an average over $500, both guaranteed games will cost above $400 on average.
Cleveland and Chicago met four times during the regular season. The Cavaliers won three of those four games, however Derrick Rose only played in two of those games. One of which was the lone Bulls win. During the series against the Bucks, Rose averaged 36.7 minutes per game, 19 points and 6.5 assists.