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 Pros - Virtual Experiences, Virtual Experiences Zone, tickets for 09/01 03:00:00.000 at Virtual Experiences Zone, Your Home, NY Thu Sep 1 2022
Nba Preseason: Milwaukee Bucks Vs. Memphis Grizzlies, Fiserv Forum, tickets for 10/01 19:00:00.000 at Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI Sat Oct 1 2022
NBA Preseason: Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets, TD Garden, tickets for 10/02 13:00:00.000 at TD Garden, Boston, MA Sun Oct 2 2022
NBA Preseason: Toronto Raptors vs. Utah Jazz, Rogers Place, tickets for 10/02 17:00:00.000 at Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB Sun Oct 2 2022
NBA Preseason: Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs, Toyota Center - TX, tickets for 10/02 19:00:00.000 at Toyota Center - TX, Houston, TX Sun Oct 2 2022
NBA Preseason: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Orlando Magic, FedExForum, tickets for 10/03 19:00:00.000 at FedExForum, Memphis, TN Mon Oct 3 2022
NBA Preseason: Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Barclays Center, tickets for 10/03 19:30:00.000 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Mon Oct 3 2022
NBA Preseason: Portland Trail Blazers Vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Climate Pledge Arena, tickets for 10/03 19:30:00.000 at Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA Mon Oct 3 2022
NBA Preseason: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings, Crypto.com Arena, tickets for 10/03 19:30:00.000 at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA Mon Oct 3 2022
NBA Preseason: Chicago Bulls vs. New Orleans Pelicans, United Center, tickets for 10/04 19:00:00.000 at United Center, Chicago, IL Tue Oct 4 2022
NBA Preseason: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz, Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, tickets for 10/04 19:00:00.000 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, Portland, OR Tue Oct 4 2022
NBA Preseason: Miami Heat vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, FTX Arena, tickets for 10/04 19:30:00.000 at FTX Arena, Miami, FL Tue Oct 4 2022
NBA Preseason: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, Wells Fargo Center - PA, tickets for 10/05 19:00:00.000 at Wells Fargo Center - PA, Philadelphia, PA Wed Oct 5 2022
Nba Preseason: Charlotte Hornets Vs. Indiana Pacers, Spectrum Center, tickets for 10/05 19:00:00.000 at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC Wed Oct 5 2022
NBA Preseason: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks, BOK Center, tickets for 10/05 19:00:00.000 at BOK Center, Tulsa, OK Wed Oct 5 2022
NBA Preseason: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns, T-Mobile Arena, tickets for 10/05 19:00:00.000 at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV Wed Oct 5 2022
NBA Preseason: Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors, TD Garden, tickets for 10/05 19:30:00.000 at TD Garden, Boston, MA Wed Oct 5 2022
NBA Preseason: San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic, AT&T Center, tickets for 10/06 19:00:00.000 at AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX Thu Oct 6 2022
NBA Preseason: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, T-Mobile Arena, tickets for 10/06 19:00:00.000 at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV Thu Oct 6 2022
NBA Preseason: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Maccabi Raanana, Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, tickets for 10/06 19:00:00.000 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, Portland, OR Thu Oct 6 2022

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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