(Update Time!) With four 2010 NBA Finals games in the books, the series is tied. The Lakers took games 1 & 3 while the Celtics won games 2 & 4. Neither team has been able to maintain momentum or hold serve. The disparity we saw in ticket prices to start the series is continuing as the series goes on. At this point in the series, tickets in L.A. are roughly double the prices in Boston. Even with that disparity, ticket prices to the NBA Finals are up 20% over 2009.
Game 5 tickets listed = 4,353
Average price = $684.93
Lowest price ticket = $248
With the Celtic win in Game 4, fans in Boston will be feeling confident that their team can win a lot of different ways. Strong bench play bodes well for the Celtics — especially after a long season and post season where veteran legs can get a little tired. We expect ticket prices for Game 5 in Boston to increase tomorrow.
Game 6 tickets listed = 7,096
Average price = $1,389.35
Lowest price ticket = $425
While a Celtic win in Game 4, won’t make Laker fans happy, It does ensure the series will return to L.A. Those prices may come down if the Lakers lose a second game in a row in Boston and limp home to L.A.
Tickets listed = 6,469
Average price = $1,313.40
Lowest price ticket = $450
Buying tickets now for Game 7 all but ensures fans will save money over waiting to see if a Game 7 is necessary.
It is dangerously close to NBA Finals time and we are loving it! The Celtics and the Lakers… are you serious?!?!? Is there a better rivalry in the NBA? The history is just plain fun. We can’t wait for tip off. We did some checking and found 40,000+ NBA Finals tickets from 18 tickets sites are available on the open market for tickets.
Average ticket prices are higher in L.A. than Boston
NBA Finals tickets for games in L.A. are nearly $350 more than games in Boston. Tickets to the four games in Los Angeles average $1004 while tickets to the three potential games in Boston average $655
The lowest price tickets are $250
While the average price of NBA Finals tickets in L.A. are higher than Boston. The lowest price tickets — sometimes called the get-in price — are $250 in both cities.
FanSnap saves fans 75% in Boston
Buying tickets for super hot events can be daunting for fans. FanSnap takes the guesswork out of the equation by comparing the prices for comparable tickets throughout the venue and then showing fans the Best Value Tickets(sm). Best Value Tickets are the tickets priced significantly lower than comparable seats. We found floor seats for Game 4 in Boston for $598 – 75% less than the average price for comparable seats.
How 2010 NBA Finals ticket compare
Stanley Cup Finals tickets currently average $1,192 – that’s $338 more than the NBA Finals. At an average ticket price of $854, the 2010 NBA Finals tickets are nearly $150 more than tickets to the 2009 NBA Finals tickets ($709, Lakers – Magic) at this same point in time.
Average ticket prices for comparable events:
- BCS National Championship ticket = $865 – $1,000
- World Series game tickets = $910 – $1,100
- Super Bowl tickets = $2,200 – $3,200
- Olympic Gold Medal Hockey (U.S. v Canada) tickets = $3,600 – $4,300
- 2010 MLB Opening Day (Yankees @ Red Sox) tickets = $600
- Final Four Championship tickets = $230
**all ticket prices quoted above include ticket site fees.
40,000 tickets from 18 ticket sites
With FanSnap ticket search, we’re currently seeing more than 40,000 ticket listings for The NBA Finals. Eighteen ticket sites currently have tickets to see the Celtics and Lakers in the Finals. Fans can use FanSnap to compare NBA Finals tickets from StubHub, TicketNetwork, RazorGator, TicketsNow, eBay, Prestige Entertainment, ASC Ticket Company, Totally Tickets, Ace Ticket, A Great Place to Sit, 714Tickets.com, The Ticket Guys, Barry’s Tickets Service, 800buytickets.com, Spectator Tickets, TopStar Tickets, Seacoast Ticket Agency, The Ticket Guys.