Raptors have most expensive playoff ticket prices on resale market: report
Toronto Raptors' Amir Johnson celebrates as he leaves the court following his team's 110-100 win over Milwaukee Bucks in NBA basketball action in Toronto on Monday, April 14, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:36AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:38PM EDT
The Toronto Raptors are back in the NBA playoffs for the first time in six seasons and fans are paying big bucks to cheer them on in person.
According to a report in Forbes, the Raptors have the highest average playoff ticket price on the secondary market at $370.62. That price represents a 242.50 per cent jump from the average secondary market ticket price for home games this season, also tops in the NBA.
The hefty prices don’t seem to be discouraging playoff basketball starved fans, though.
Tickets to the Raptors first three playoff games went on sale Friday and the majority of them sold out in minutes, with only a handful of single seats ranging from $178 to $360 available for each game as of Tuesday morning. That has pushed fans to the secondary market, where the cheapest seats to the team’s first playoff game were going for $182 on StubHub Tuesday morning. Those tickets will get you a spot in the standing room only section.
The Raptors will play the Brooklyn Nets, the Washington Wizards or the Charlotte Bobcats in the first round, depending on how the final games of the regular season shake out on Wednesday.
The most expensive average playoff tickets in the NBA are as follows:
- Raptors - $370.62
- Clippers - $317.17
- Warriors - $270.31
- Bobcats - $248.15
- Thunder - $244.64
- Hawks - $240.96
- Pacers - $237.31
- Heat - $225.11
- Mavericks - $220.58
- Nets - $218.91
- Rockets - $207.73
- Bulls - $206.35
- Blazers - $168.12
- Spurs - $148.81
- Wizards - $141.11
- Grizzlies - $129.20
I've seen the tweets about Raptors average playoff tickets prices. #smh someone gotta pay for having Drake on the payroll lol— Rastko Popovic (@Coach_Popovic) April 15, 2014
I've just seen the playoff tickets for the raptors, uhhh good luck to the fans that wanna go to the home games... 250% price boost #pricy— Joe Peps (@JoeIonadii) April 15, 2014
Toronto raptors have the most expensive tickets really not cool at all for it being your 1st time winning the Atlantic in 8 years pretty sad— brent william (@diddy87B) April 15, 2014
If someone buys me raptors playoff tickets il buy them leafs playoff tickets— Procta (@MrProcta) April 15, 2014
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