This month’s Lakers-Warriors season opener on Oct. 18 is the second most expensive NBA regular season game. The average purchase price at TickPick is 897 at Chase Center.
The Warriors will display their seventh championship banner during the pregame ceremony. They won their fourth title in eight years in the 2022 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.
For those wondering, the only regular season game that was more expensive was Kobe Bryant’s final game in 2016. The average ticket price for the Black Mamba’s last game against the Utah Jazz was $1137. Of course, Kobe got 60 points.
According to a handful of NBA betting sites, the Lakers have 10 odds to win their 18th championship in 2023. Sportsbooks are also giving the Warriors odds to repeat. Feel free to compare the odds.
The Warriors-Lakers game on Oct. 18 is the second-most expensive NBA regular-season game of all time. @TickPick. Average purchase price is $897. The single most expensive game was Kobe Bryant’s final game in 2016, with an average purchase price of $1,137.
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Prior to the 2021-22 season, the average ticket price for a Warriors regular season game was $598. Similarly, the average price per ticket for Lakers regular season games was $562.
During the 2011–12 season, the average ticket price for a Heat-Knicks game on February 23, 2012 was $650. Keep in mind though, LeBron James was in his second season with Miami.
At Madison Square Garden, for a seat in Room 200, the average price was about $320 per ticket. However, this information is from nine years ago.
The Warriors-Lakers matchup on October 18 is the second most expensive NBA regular season game.
During the 2012-13 season, the average ticket price for a Heat-Lakers game on January 17, 2013 was $712.79. This match will be held at the Staples Center, now known as the Crypto.com Arena.
Additionally, the average asking price for a Knicks-Nets game that same season was $888.68. In the year On November 1, 2012, the Nets were scheduled to host the Knicks at the Barclays Center. It was their first time playing in Brooklyn.
However, Hurricane Sandy postponed the game to November 26. In the end, the day didn’t matter. From then on, the match quickly became a New York rivalry.
According to Statista, the average team value in the NBA increased from $207 million in 2001 to $509 million in 2013 — a 146 percent increase. According to Forbes, the Knicks are the NBA’s most valuable team in 2022. They are worth $5.8 billion.
According to financial research conducted by ThePricer, two of the most expensive tickets sold to an NBA game cost $133,000.
The transaction was made for VIP floor seats for the 2018 NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cavaliers. Floor seats for 1 game sold for $16,000. Then the cost per ticket for Game 2 increased to $76,000.
As inflation continues to affect the US economy, NBA ticket prices will likely skyrocket in the coming seasons. Fortunately, even though tickets to Lakers and Warriors games are expensive, NBA League Pass is now 56% cheaper in 2022. The standard package is priced at $100.