Price Trends for the NBA’s Conference Quarter Finals

April 22, 2015

According to Forbes, the NBA witnessed an all time regular season record for attendance this year. The figure stands at 21,926,548, which eclipses the previous record of 21,841,480 set in 2006-07. It also surpasses last year’s total of 21,392,721 by more than 500,000.

This year, attendance has seen a 2.4 % increase over last season’s average attendance, which makes it the highest year-over-year percentage increase since the 1995-96 season. Basketball fans might remember that a certain Michael Jordan made his comeback that year.

Attendance numbers might have grown for a number of reasons this year. Better performances, return of star players or a good run of form could all account for better numbers. For example the Cavaliers saw an increase of almost 19% from last year, mainly due to LeBron’s return. On the other hand, the Hawks had an outstanding showing in the Eastern conference, but their attendance numbers were quite ordinary.

An increase in attendance means an increase in demand, and the secondary ticket market has reacted to this increase in demand for tickets. If we take a look at the conference quarterfinals, ticket prices have generally gone up. For example the average ticket price, if we take into account all games, is $395.24.

Event Name & Location Date Tickets
NBA Youngboy, Egyptian Room At Old National Centre, tickets for 08/19 21:00:00.000 at Egyptian Room At Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN Sat Aug 19 2017
End Of Summer Bash 17: NBA Youngboy & Blac Youngsta, Township Auditorium, tickets for 08/20 19:30:00.000 at Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC Sun Aug 20 2017
NBA Youngboy, The Fillmore Silver Spring, tickets for 09/01 20:00:00.000 at The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD Fri Sep 1 2017
Day N Night Festival - Sunday Admission, Angel Stadium, tickets for 09/10 11:00:00.000 at Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA Sun Sep 10 2017
NBA Youngboy, Social Hall - SF, tickets for 09/11 20:00:00.000 at Social Hall - SF, San Francisco, CA Mon Sep 11 2017
NBA Youngboy, Hawthorne Theatre, tickets for 09/14 20:00:00.000 at Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR Thu Sep 14 2017
NBA Youngboy, Granada - Lawrence, tickets for 09/18 20:00:00.000 at Granada - Lawrence, Lawrence, KS Mon Sep 18 2017
NBA Youngboy, Fine Line Music Cafe, tickets for 09/19 20:30:00.000 at Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN Tue Sep 19 2017
NBA Youngboy, The Shelter at Saint Andrews Hall, tickets for 09/21 19:00:00.000 at The Shelter at Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI Thu Sep 21 2017
Phoenix Suns Slam Dunk at 50, Southwest Airlines Hangar, tickets for 09/22 18:00:00.000 at Southwest Airlines Hangar, Phoenix, AZ Fri Sep 22 2017
NBA Youngboy, The Foundry - Philadelphia, tickets for 09/24 20:00:00.000 at The Foundry - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Sun Sep 24 2017
NBA Youngboy, Gramercy Theatre, tickets for 09/26 19:00:00.000 at Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY Tue Sep 26 2017
NBA Youngboy, Brighton Music Hall - MA, tickets for 09/27 20:00:00.000 at Brighton Music Hall - MA, Allston, MA Wed Sep 27 2017
NBA Preseason: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, Honda Center, tickets for 09/30 19:00:00.000 at Honda Center, Anaheim, CA Sat Sep 30 2017
NBA Preseason: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors, Stan Sheriff Center, tickets for 10/01 03:30:00.000 at Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI Sun Oct 1 2017
NBA Preseason: Miami Heat Vs. Atlanta Hawks, AmericanAirlines Arena, tickets for 10/01 18:00:00.000 at AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL Sun Oct 1 2017
NBA Preseason: Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs, Golden 1 Center, tickets for 10/02 19:00:00.000 at Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA Mon Oct 2 2017
NBA Preseason: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Orlando Magic, FedExForum, tickets for 10/02 19:00:00.000 at FedExForum, Memphis, TN Mon Oct 2 2017
NBA Preseason: Utah Jazz vs. Sydney Kings, Vivint Smart Home Arena, tickets for 10/02 19:00:00.000 at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT Mon Oct 2 2017
NBA Preseason: Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks, American Airlines Center, tickets for 10/02 19:30:00.000 at American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX Mon Oct 2 2017

The lowest average price for a game is $88.13, for game two between the Grizzlies and Trail Blazers at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. But even for this game, the maximum price goes up to $1270. Interestingly, the highest average ticket price is $2100.28, which is for game three between the Grizzlies and Trail Blazers at the same venue.

The lowest walk in price for a game is for $12, for the first game between the Wizards and Raptors at the Verizon Center. The highest walk in price is $142 for game four (if it is required) between the Cavaliers and Celtics.

You can find out all the information regarding ticket prices for the conference quarterfinals below.

Please note that all tickets are available on Excite-Events and ticket prices are accurate as of 4-21-2015.

April 25. – Portland – Moda Center at the Rose Quarter | Average Ticket Price: $194.19 | Get In Price: $30
April 27. – Portland – Moda Center at the Rose Quarter | Average Ticket Price: $205.51 | Get In Price: $30
May 1. – Portland – Moda Center at the Rose Quarter| Average Ticket Price: $204.44 | Get In Price: $30
April 27. – Chicago – United Center | Average Ticket Price: $283.12 | Get In Price: $30
April 22. – Los Angeles – Staples Center | Average Ticket Price: $271.22 | Get In Price: $19
April 28. – Los Angeles – Staples Center | Average Ticket Price: $293.25 | Get In Price: $19
April 24. – Dallas – American Airlines Center | Average Ticket Price: $220.45 | Get In Price: $25
April 26. – Dallas – American Airlines Center | Average Ticket Price: $200.19 | Get In Price: $25
April 30. – Dallas – American Airlines Center | Average Ticket Price: $310.89 | Get In Price: $40
May 2. – Chicago – United Center | Average Ticket Price: $356.68 | Get In Price: $30
April 25. – Brooklyn – Barclays Center | Average Ticket Price: $173.9 | Get In Price: $20
April 27. – Brooklyn – Barclays Center | Average Ticket Price: $146.28 | Get In Price: $20
May 1. – Brooklyn – Barclays Center | Average Ticket Price: $1072.16 | Get In Price: $20
April 28. – Oakland – Oracle Arena | Average Ticket Price: $364.61 | Get In Price: $64
May 3. – Oakland – Oracle Arena | Average Ticket Price: $454.66 | Get In Price: $70
April 22. – Atlanta – Philips Arena | Average Ticket Price: $115.2 | Get In Price: $25
April 29. – Atlanta – Philips Arena | Average Ticket Price: $193.63 | Get In Price: $40
May 3. – Atlanta – Philips Arena | Average Ticket Price: $482.19 | Get In Price: $45
April 21. – Toronto – Air Canada Centre | Average Ticket Price: $393.59 | Get In Price: $93
April 29. – Toronto – Air Canada Centre | Average Ticket Price: $300.72 | Get In Price: $128
May 2. – Los Angeles – Staples Center | Average Ticket Price: $786.43 | Get In Price: $50
April 24. – San Antonio – AT&T Center | Average Ticket Price: $212.64 | Get In Price: $12
April 26. – San Antonio – AT&T Center | Average Ticket Price: $193.66 | Get In Price: $15
April 30. – San Antonio – AT&T Center | Average Ticket Price: $388.24 | Get In Price: $18
May 3. – Toronto – Air Canada Centre | Average Ticket Price: $504.11 | Get In Price: $129
April 24. – Washington – Verizon Center – DC | Average Ticket Price: $163.1 | Get In Price: $12
April 26. – Washington – Verizon Center – DC | Average Ticket Price: $173.54 | Get In Price: $30
May 1. – Washington – Verizon Center – DC | Average Ticket Price: $234.17 | Get In Price: $30
April 22. – Memphis – Fedex Forum | Average Ticket Price: $88.13 | Get In Price: $29
April 29. – Memphis – Fedex Forum | Average Ticket Price: $2100.28 | Get In Price: $35
May 3. – Memphis – Fedex Forum | Average Ticket Price: $224.35 | Get In Price: $50
April 21. – Houston – Toyota Center – TX | Average Ticket Price: $393.54 | Get In Price: $117
April 28. – Houston – Toyota Center – TX | Average Ticket Price: $375.35 | Get In Price: $34
May 2. – Houston – Toyota Center – TX | Average Ticket Price: $473.48 | Get In Price: $34
April 23. – Boston – TD Garden | Average Ticket Price: $227.19 | Get In Price: $86
April 26. – Boston – TD Garden | Average Ticket Price: $232.86 | Get In Price: $85
April 30. – Boston – TD Garden | Average Ticket Price: $1793.12 | Get In Price: $114
April 21. – Cleveland – Quicken Loans Arena | Average Ticket Price: $125.58 | Get In Price: $50
April 28. – Cleveland – Quicken Loans Arena | Average Ticket Price: $431.48 | Get In Price: $54
May 2. – Cleveland – Quicken Loans Arena | Average Ticket Price: $1591.94 | Get In Price: $142
April 23. – Milwaukee – BMO Harris Bradley Center | Average Ticket Price: $119.71 | Get In Price: $40
April 25. – Milwaukee – BMO Harris Bradley Center | Average Ticket Price: $173.37 | Get In Price: $65
April 30. – Milwaukee – BMO Harris Bradley Center | Average Ticket Price: $331.42 | Get In Price: $80
April 23. – New Orleans – Smoothie King Center | Average Ticket Price: $132.71 | Get In Price: $50
April 25. – New Orleans – Smoothie King Center | Average Ticket Price: $156.13 | Get In Price: $57
May 1. – New Orleans – Smoothie King Center | Average Ticket Price: $317.71 | Get In Price: $61

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