Saturday, August 30, 2014

Looking at the very variable prices for Brooklyn Nets single-game tickets

Remember how the Brooklyn Nets this past March claimed that upcoming "Season ticket prices remain the same from the 2013-14 season and start at $45 per seat"?

That's not so. For the first season, they started at $15, part of a longstanding--if short-lived--plan to offer 2,000 seats at $15, and in the second, season tickets started at $25.

Now that single-game Brooklyn Nets tickets are on sale, it's interesting to see how dramatic the price differences are depending on the opponent. Some games cost well more than $45, starting at $110, while some cost far less, starting at $20.

This is not unusual, apparently. The Chicago Bulls, for example, say that "single game ticket prices, depending on the game date and the amount of ticket availability, are subject to change without notice." 

Below, some selected screen shots showing current ticket prices. In Brooklyn, prices likely will change as the season develops and the number of available seats fluctuates.

Note that not only do the cheap seats fluctuate in price, so too do the moderate-priced and more expensive seats.

For now, it's not surprising that games against the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks command the highest prices. It is surprising how cheap, relatively speaking, some seats are to see the defending champion San Antonio Spurs.


From more expensive to less expensive

The Cleveland Cavaliers have LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving: $110.

The New York Knicks may not be very good, but they have a strong local fan base: $79.



The Chicago Bulls are a solid team: $75.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are one of the top teams in the league: $69.


The Indiana Pacers may be as good as last year, but likely not: $50.


The Miami Heat still have Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh: $45.


The San Antonio Spurs won the NBA championship last year, but seats are only $35? A bargain.

The Milwaukee Bucks will be terrible, but they will have former Nets coach Jason Kidd: $35.


The Philadelphia 76ers will be lousy: $25.


The Minnesota Timberwolves are rebuilding: $20.


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