A fan buys two courtside tickets to Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Oakland for an NBA record $133,000.
Tickets to a sporting event aren’t cheap these days. Sometimes it might be better to just stay home and watch the game on tv. However, one fan paid what might seem to be a fortune to go to the NBA Finals.
According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, one fan paid $133,000, including fees, for two courtside seats for tonight’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warrior and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The $133,000 is an NBA record sale. The tickets were purchased on the Warriors Ticketmaster resale site and the fan paid more than $17,000 in fees for the tickets.
A person has paid $133,000 on the Warriors resale site for 2 floor tickets to tonight's Game 5 of the NBA Finals. It is an NBA record sale.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 12, 2017
Some courtside seats for the Finals have a face value of $3,000 each. However, the face value for the tickets that were bought is unknown. The average resale price for Game 5 is $1,731, which is about 20 percent higher than last year. Tickets for fans who aren’t season-ticket holders cost anywhere from $575 to $975.
The Warriors are trying to win their fifth title in franchise history. They currently lead the series 3-1. Would you pay over $100,000 just to see a basketball game?