For Fans, Warriors' 73rd Win Will Come At A High Cost
April 13, 2016
It's the moment basketball fans across the world have been waiting all season for. The Golden State Warriors are just 48 minutes removed from wrapping the regular season at 73-9, which would dethrone the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls as the best single-season record of all-time.
But for fans hoping to witness the milestone game at Oracle Arena tonight, they'll be paying up for tickets on the secondary market.
According to TicketIQ the average resale price for Warriors vs Grizzlies tickets to tonight's game is now $1,056.08. That makes it the third most expensive regular season NBA game this year, behind the Warriors' February 16 matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder ($1,436.19 avg.) and Kobe Bryant's farewell game at Staples Center ($2,167.44 avg.), which will also be played tonight.
The cheapest ticket to tonight's game is currently listed for $360 in Section 224. If looking to sit closer to the action, 100-level seating starts from $612 each in Section 106. Tickets are maxing out at a whopping $5,514 in Section 122. Want to sit courtside? Be prepared to shell out a cool $4,500 each for front row tickets in Section 15.
With the Warriors failing to claim their record-breaking win earlier, prices have skyrocketed for tonight's final regular season game over the last two weeks. Back on March 25 tickets to tonight's game were averaging $573.64 on the secondary market, marking an 84.1% boost on average since. The cheapest ticket three weeks ago was $188 - that price has nearly doubled since.