The National Basketball Association enters the 2017-18 season with the clear favorite Golden State Warriors leading the pack in many ways. Not only are the Warriors expected to win the 2018 NBA championship, but their average home ticket price on the secondary market is also $456, which is $157 more than the second-highest price Los Angeles Lakers. In addition, half of the league’s average home ticket price is $157 or less.
The Warriors are impressively a part of the three highest-priced games this season. Their December 18 contest against the Lonzo Ball-led Lakers at Staples Center tops the list with an average asking price of $1,692 and a get-in price of $640. The NBA Finals rematch on Christmas Day and the Warriors’ annual trip to Madison Square Garden rank second and third.
Golden State also is a part of seven of the top-10 priced regular season games over the upcoming year. They host the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans in those contests. The cheapest ticket available for those four Oracle Arena contests is $130 for April 7’s game against the Pelicans, who coincidentally have the lowest average home ticket price at $56. Even with New Orleans being $21 fewer than the Charlotte Hornets for the lowest price, the average asking price for the Pelicans and Warriors at Smoothie King Center ranks 10th among home openers at $185 with $62 being the cheapest ticket available.
The NBA’s highest-priced home opener, Houston at Golden State, came on opening night, but the second-highest priced home opener is Saturday on Madison Square Garden when the Detroit Pistons face the New York Knicks, who have the third-highest home average home ticket price this season. Jeff Hornacek and Stan Van Gundy face off for the first of three times this season, and the October 21 contest has an average asking price of $292 with a $125 get-in price.
Some other intriguing home openers are being played this weekend. On Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Milwaukee Bucks and on Saturday, the San Antonio Spurs head to the United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls, who have the fourth-highest home average home ticket price this season. The cheapest tickets available for both these games is $36 and $29, respectively.
The 2017-18 NBA season will be an exciting one, so be sure to get your NBA tickets today at TicketIQ.com.
|2017-2018 AVG TICKET PRICE (Secondary Market)|
|Golden State Warriors||$456|
|New York Knicks||$279|
|San Antonio Spurs||$208|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||$194|
|Portland Trail Blazers||$113|
|New Orleans Pelicans||$56|