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
Gucci Mane & NBA Youngboy, Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, tickets for 07/26 19:00:00.000 at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, Independence, MO Fri Jul 26 2019
Exhibition: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Stan Sheriff Center, tickets for 10/04 TBA at Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI Fri Oct 4 2019
NBA Preseason: Brooklyn Nets vs. Franca Basquete, Barclays Center, tickets for 10/04 19:30:00.000 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Fri Oct 4 2019
NBA Preseason: Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Chase Center, tickets for 10/05 17:30:00.000 at Chase Center, San Francisco, CA Sat Oct 5 2019
NBA Preseason: San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic, AT&T Center, tickets for 10/05 19:30:00.000 at AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX Sat Oct 5 2019
NBA Preseason: Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic, Little Caesars Arena, tickets for 10/07 19:00:00.000 at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI Mon Oct 7 2019
NBA Preseason: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks, BOK Center, tickets for 10/08 19:00:00.000 at BOK Center, Tulsa, OK Tue Oct 8 2019
NBA Preseason: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs, AmericanAirlines Arena, tickets for 10/08 19:30:00.000 at AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL Tue Oct 8 2019
Nba Preseason: Atlanta Hawks Vs. Orlando Magic, State Farm Arena - GA, tickets for 10/09 19:30:00.000 at State Farm Arena - GA, Atlanta, GA Wed Oct 9 2019
NBA Preseason: Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat, Spectrum Center, tickets for 10/09 19:30:00.000 at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC Wed Oct 9 2019
NBA Preseason: Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics, Amway Center, tickets for 10/11 19:00:00.000 at Amway Center, Orlando, FL Fri Oct 11 2019
NBA Preseason: Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, tickets for 10/11 19:30:00.000 at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston Salem, NC Fri Oct 11 2019
NBA Preseason: New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards, Madison Square Garden, tickets for 10/11 19:30:00.000 at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Fri Oct 11 2019
NBA Preseason: Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Amway Center, tickets for 10/13 18:00:00.000 at Amway Center, Orlando, FL Sun Oct 13 2019
NBA Preseason: Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks, AmericanAirlines Arena, tickets for 10/14 19:30:00.000 at AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL Mon Oct 14 2019
NBA Preseason: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors, Staples Center, tickets for 10/14 19:30:00.000 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA Mon Oct 14 2019
NBA Preseason: New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks, Madison Square Garden, tickets for 10/16 19:30:00.000 at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Wed Oct 16 2019
NBA Preseason: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors, Staples Center, tickets for 10/16 19:30:00.000 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA Wed Oct 16 2019
NBA Preseason: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks, Rogers Arena, tickets for 10/17 TBA at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC Thu Oct 17 2019
NBA Preseason: Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat, Amway Center, tickets for 10/17 19:00:00.000 at Amway Center, Orlando, FL Thu Oct 17 2019

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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