Last week, we speculated that ticket prices to this year’s NBA All-Star game would continue to trend up and could rival ticket prices to the 2010 Super Bowl between the Saints and Colts at $2,200. Today, NBA All Star Game ticket prices average $2,130 — very nearly what we saw for the 2010 Super Bowl and a few more days for ticket prices to continue trending upward.
Average NBA All-Star Game ticket prices at this same time last year were $335.
Even as prices trend upward, fans can still find values of 25% to 50% off the average price for comparable tickets. How is that possible you ask? Because even as average prices go up, the market is made up of individuals with different motivations. FanSnap makes it easy to spot the motivated seller and save $1k or more on tickets in the same row.
(original post – Feb 9, 2011)
This year feels like much more than just your average NBA regular season. Part of it has to do with the incredible hype around the Miami Heat and their free agent pick ups last summer. Another part, the exciting young talent that is taking the league by storm (think Blake Griffin, athletic freak and duck-specialist). And maybe another, the anticipation of yet another Lakers championship, making it the second three-peat of Kobe Bryant’s career.
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Regardless of the reason it’s been a great one thus far, and in two weeks the best of the NBA will head to Staples Center in Los Angeles for NBA All Star Weekend. The line-ups are set for the All Star Game on Sunday. And all eyes are on Blake Griffin in the Dunk Contest.
If you’re on the hunt for NBA All Star Game tickets, look no further. FanSnap can help you find the best tickets to the NBA All Star Saturday Night, the NBA All Star Rookie Challenge, and the NBA All Star Game. Check out some of our Best Value tickets below.
- Saturday night, Staples Center hosts the Skills Challenge, the Three Point Contest, and the Slam Dunk Contest. Tickets to this event are averaging $661, with over 1,700 tickets listed at FanSnap.
- Grab a Best Value ticket for $140: that will get you a seat in Loge Center 102. You end up saving 94% off the average price of similar tickets in this area.
- Or, get super close to the action with tickets in Loge Baseline 109. Find them at FanSnap for only $1,150, which is 34% off the average ticket price of $1,755.
Tickets to the main event are averaging $1,558. the lowest priced ticket available is going for $548. 2011 NBA All-Star ticket prices are more than six times higher than last year’s ticket prices at this time ($234). That is — at least in part — due to ticket supply. This year, there are roughly 2,000 tickets listed on the ticket market for the NBA All-Star Game in L.A. Last year at this time, there were nearly 8,000 listings for the game in Cowboys Stadium. Of course, last year’s All-Star game boasted an eye-popping 108,713 fans. The Staples Center seats closer to 19,000.
Ticket prices last year trended upward right up until tip off. It ticket prices to this year’s game continue to trend up, Ticket prices to the 2011 NBA All-Star Game could rival ticket prices to the 2010 Super Bowl between the Saints and Colts at $2,200.
- Sit in Upper Corner 307 for only $550: that’s 32% lower than the average ticket price of $820.
- Check out seats in Loge Center 110. Those tickets are only $3,910, down 38% from the average ticket price of $6,380.
- Check out the seating chart below for other areas inside Staples Center with Best Value tickets.
Check out our Staples Center Seating Chart for the 2011 NBA All Star Game tickets. Shop and compare tickets by row. We even have pictures so you can see the view from your seat.
We will keep you up to date with Best Value tickets as the game approaches, but remember to check FanSnap in the next few weeks for the best possible NBA All Star tickets for the best possible values.