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 2K League Summer League, Thomas & Mack Center, tickets for 07/14 TBA at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV Sun Jul 14 2024
NBA 2K League Summer League, Thomas & Mack Center, tickets for 07/15 TBA at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV Mon Jul 15 2024
NBA 2K League Summer League, Thomas & Mack Center, tickets for 07/16 TBA at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV Tue Jul 16 2024
NBA 2K League Summer League, Thomas & Mack Center, tickets for 07/17 TBA at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV Wed Jul 17 2024
NBA 2K League Summer League, Thomas & Mack Center, tickets for 07/18 TBA at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV Thu Jul 18 2024
NBA 2K League Summer League, Thomas & Mack Center, tickets for 07/19 TBA at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV Fri Jul 19 2024
NBA 2K League Summer League, Thomas & Mack Center, tickets for 07/20 TBA at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV Sat Jul 20 2024
NBA 2K League Summer League, Thomas & Mack Center, tickets for 07/21 TBA at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV Sun Jul 21 2024
NBA 2K League Summer League, Thomas & Mack Center, tickets for 07/22 TBA at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV Mon Jul 22 2024
NBA G League Fall Invitational, Kaiser Permanente Arena, tickets for 09/04 19:00:00.000 at Kaiser Permanente Arena, Santa Cruz, CA Wed Sep 4 2024
NBA G League Fall Invitational, Kaiser Permanente Arena, tickets for 09/06 19:00:00.000 at Kaiser Permanente Arena, Santa Cruz, CA Fri Sep 6 2024
NBA Preseason: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, Acrisure Arena, tickets for 10/04 19:30:00.000 at Acrisure Arena, Thousand Palms, CA Fri Oct 4 2024
NBA Preseason: Utah Jazz vs. New Zealand Breakers, Delta Center, tickets for 10/05 TBA at Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT Sat Oct 5 2024
NBA Preseason: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns, Acrisure Arena, tickets for 10/06 18:30:00.000 at Acrisure Arena, Thousand Palms, CA Sun Oct 6 2024
NBA Preseason: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic, Smoothie King Center, tickets for 10/07 13:30:00.000 at Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA Mon Oct 7 2024
NBA Preseason: San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, Frost Bank Center, tickets for 10/07 19:00:00.000 at Frost Bank Center, San Antonio, TX Mon Oct 7 2024
NBA Preseason: San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic, Frost Bank Center, tickets for 10/09 20:00:00.000 at Frost Bank Center, San Antonio, TX Wed Oct 9 2024
NBA Preseason: Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks, Kaseya Center, tickets for 10/10 TBA at Kaseya Center, Miami, FL Thu Oct 10 2024
Memphis Grizzlies Season Tickets (Includes Tickets To All Regular Season Home Games), FedExForum, tickets for 10/10 TBA at FedExForum, Memphis, TN Thu Oct 10 2024
Houston Rockets Season Tickets (Includes Tickets To All Regular Season Home Games), Toyota Center - TX, tickets for 10/10 TBA at Toyota Center - TX, Houston, TX Thu Oct 10 2024

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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