Throughout the 2016 NBA Playoffs, there have been some interesting trends when it comes to ticket prices. Most notably, there was typically a vast difference in ticket prices between matchups featuring at least one top tier team, compared to matchups consisting of two lower tier teams, with the former selling for much higher.
Now that the NBA Finals are in full swing, we decided to take a look at some of the ticket trends from this year’s matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. For most series’ throughout the playoffs, ticket prices were at their highest when they were first available for purchase, and decreased overtime as game day drew nearer. However, that has not been the case to the same extent for this year’s Finals.
Ticket prices for games at Oracle Arena in Oakland dropped off after they were initially made available, but for the most part, prices eventually rebounded and leveled off. Tickets for game seven at Oracle Arena had taken a dip of $1,056 by mid-May, however, by June 7, ticket prices for game seven were only $554 lower than when they were first available in early April.
In Cleveland, ticket prices for the three potential games at Quicken Loans Arena for the 2016 Finals have remained almost identical, with ticket prices for games three and four taking a very slight dip and ticket prices for game six rising slightly.
As you would expect, tickets for The Finals demanded the most money out of any series in the playoffs. For a brief period of time, tickets for three of the Finals games at Oracle Arena were selling for over $2,000 a piece, on average. No other matchup in the playoffs came close to that, with only three other series’ (Cleveland vs Toronto, Golden State vs Oklahoma City, and Golden State vs Portland) featuring games that had tickets that averaged over $1,000.
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