The defending NBA champions aren’t the best team in the NBA, but when it comes to buying a ticket to see the Golden State Warriors play at home, that’s a different story. The Warriors are No. 1 in terms of average asking price for regular-season tickets on the secondary market, according to secondary ticket marketplace TicketIQ.com. And the current $463 average asking price is up about 1.5% over 2017-18. Only the Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers have average asking prices of more than $400.
The Warriors, who have played in the last four consecutive NBA Finals and won three, won’t be a cheap ticket in the postseason, either. According to TicketIQ.com, postseason tickets generally cost about 54% more than regular-season tickets. Primary marketfirst round tickets go on sale this Friday via Ticketmaster. Below is a look at secondary market prices for Warriors playoff tickets over the last decade.
Fans wanting to secure a face value spot at Oracle Arena later in the playoffs can do so on Shoowin.com, a unique ticket-selling website that allows fans to reserve face-value tickets for big events. Here’s how it works: fans reserve tickets for big games, and then purchase those tickets at face value when they become available. According to the company website, fans can save up to 98% over other ticket-selling sites.
As of April 5, the Shoowin website shows that the reservation market is closed for first-round games. However, reservations remain available for later rounds, starting at $25 for the Western Conference semifinals and $60 for the Western Conference finals. NBA Finals reservations are significantly more expensive, with prices starting at $175 for upper level seats, and $242 for lower level seats.
Golden State, which as of April 5 had the best record in the Western Conference, has already clinched the Pacific Division, marking the fourth consecutive season it has done so. The playoffs begin April 13.