How Much Will It Cost To Witness The Warriors' Run At The Record Books?
March 25, 2016
All season long we've heard the comparisons, but could the Golden State Warriors really surpass the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the single-season wins record? It certainly appears that way, and with the Warriors hosting eight of their last eleven games at home, there's every reason to believe they'll be claiming stake in the record books by early next month.
The Warriors' historical run is a sight to behold, but those planning to attend one of team's final regular season games across the nation can expect to pay big prices for tickets on the secondary market. Below is a price breakdown of each remaining game on the Warriors' schedule during the regular season, according to data powered TicketIQ:
3/25/16 vs Dallas Mavericks | Avg. Price: $405.74 | Get-in: $115
Following Wednesday's decimation of the Los Angeles Clippers the Warriors next host the struggling Dallas Mavericks at home tonight. The Mavericks are in the midst of a difficult slide, who have gone just 2-8 over their last 10 games and cling to the seventh seed in the Western Conference. Things won't get any easier entering the weekend, as the Warriors look to add to their 51-0 home record extending from last season. The average secondary market price for Warriors vs Mavericks tickets is now $405.74 and the cheapest ticket is listed for $115.
3/27/16 vs Philadelphia 76ers | Avg. Price: $345.68 | Get-in: $89
The league's best will meet the league's worst on Sunday when the Warriors welcome the Philadelphia 76ers at Oracle Arena. The 76ers currently own a 9-63 record, nearly the exact inverse of the Warriors' 64-7 record. Despite their struggles, however, the 76ers will still merit big prices in Oakland as Warriors vs 76ers tickets currently average $345.68 and the get-in price is $89 on the secondary market.
3/29/16 vs Washington Wizards | Avg. Price: $340.02 | Get-in: $102
The Washington Wizards have gone backwards this season after appearing in two consecutive Conference Semifinals. At 11 games under .500 they currently sit 2.5 games behind the eighth-seeded Detroit Pistons and will need to make a significant push if they hope to clinch a third straight postseason berth. Their trip to Oracle Arena next Tuesday will be the cheapest remaining game in Oakland during the regular season, with Warriors vs Wizards tickets currently averaging $340.02 and the get-in price starting from $102.
3/30/16 @ Utah Jazz | Avg. Price: $285.83 | Get-in: $95
The Warriors' next road game comes Wednesday when they travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena in Utah. The game will be the cheapest during the remainder of the season for the Warriors, and Jazz vs Warriors tickets own a secondary market average of $285.83. If looking just to get in, the cheapest tickets are listed for $95 each. The Jazz are currently tied with the Houston Rockets for the eighth seed in the West, so Wednesday's game could be a potential first-round preview. The Warriors have won all three contests against the Jazz this season, with the last coming on March 9 in a 115-94 victory at home.
4/1/16 vs Boston Celtics | Avg. Price: $528.44 | Get-in: $137
The Boston Celtics have solidified themselves as a serious threat in the East this season and will enter the postseason looking to make even more noise. Equipped with a young roster highlighted by All-Star Isiah Thomas and Marcus Smart, the Celtics travel to Oracle Arena on April 1 and will generate big ticket prices on the secondary market. The average resale price for Warriors vs Celtics tickets is now $528.44 and the get-in price is $137. The teams met just once this season prior to next week's meeting, where the Warriors pulled out a double overtime win in Boston back in December.
4/3/16 vs Portland Trail Blazers | Avg. Price: $529.03 | Get-in: $153
The second of four consecutive Warriors home games comes against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 3. Ticket prices are near identical to the Celtics game two days prior, with an average price of $529.03 and the cheapest listed for $153. The Blazers are just one of seven teams that have taken down the Warriors this season, beating them by a convincing 30-point margin on their home court last month. An exclusive "Slam Dunk" poster will also be handed out to the first 10,000 fans in attendance.
4/5/16 vs Minnesota Timberwolves | Avg. Price: $395.66 | Get-in: $106
The Minnesota Timberwolves have yet to piece it together despite their young and talented roster, but the allure of reigning Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins and this year's prospective winner Karl-Anthony Towns is enough reason to head out to Oracle Arena when they visit on April 5. Warriors vs Timberwolves tickets currently own a secondary market average of $395.66 and the get-in price starts from $106. The Timberwolves have kept it close during both meetings with the Warriors this season and lost by just five points earlier this week.
4/7/16 vs San Antonio Spurs | Avg. Price: $694.29 | Get-in: $231.02
The Warriors will likely have to go through the San Antonio Spurs if they hope to return to the Finals this season, and they'll meet twice more in the regular season before the playoffs begin. The Spurs were able to take down the Warriors in San Antonio last week and sit directly behind them in the standings at 60-11. One team will likely represent the West in the Finals this season, which makes their upcoming game on April 7 in Oakland the most expensive game remaining on the Warriors' schedule during the regular season. Warriors vs Spurs tickets now average $694.29 and the cheapest ticket is $231.02 on the resale market. A Warriors win would serve as the 72nd of the season for the team, which would tie the Bulls' single-season mark from 1996.
4/9/16 @ Memphis Grizzlies | Avg. Price: $560.62 | Get-in: $149
History could be made as early as April 9 when the Warriors travel to Memphis to face the Grizzlies. A record 73rd win has already set major price premiums at FedExForum two weeks out. Grizzlies vs Warriors tickets currently average $560.02 and the get-in price is now $149. Perhaps expectedly, it is the most expensive game in Memphis this year - in fact, it is more than double the average price of the second most expensive game against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 27, which owned a $229.49 average.
4/10/16 @ San Antonio Spurs | Avg. Price: $548.13 | Get-in: $65
The fourth and final meeting with the Spurs will take place at AT&T Center on April 10. It will be considerably cheaper than their prior meeting in Oakland, averaging a $548.13 ticket and $65 get-in price. Expect those prices to climb should the wins record still be on the table, however.
4/13/16 vs Memphis Grizzlies | Avg. Price: $573.64 | Get-in: $188
The Warriors' final game of the regular season will be played against the Grizzlies at home on April 13. As is the case with each remaining game at Oracle Arena, it will cost a pretty penny to be on hand. The average secondary market price for April 13 Warriors vs Grizzlies tickets is now $573.64 and the cheapest ticket is $188.