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JordansBulls
11-24-2010, 04:19 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5846998




NBA ticket prices have fallen for the second straight season.

The sports business outlet Team Marketing Report said Wednesday the average price of a nonpremium seat dropped 2.5 percent to $48. That followed a 2.8 percent decrease last season.

The Los Angeles Lakers have the highest average at $95 following a 2.1 percent rise. The NBA champions are followed by New York at $89, Boston at $69 and Chicago at $64.

Memphis is last at $23 after a 3.9 percent drop, and Washington is at $25 after a 9.9 percent decrease.

Detroit dropped prices 10 percent to $43.

The Fan Cost Index, which takes into account the prices of four average-price tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hot dogs, parking for one car, two game programs and two least-expensive, adult-size adjustable caps, shows the Knicks with the most expensive night out at a game, with a cost of $506. The Lakers are second at $489, followed by Boston ($393), Miami ($380) and Chicago ($365).







Team Avg. price Change
L.A. Lakers $95.25 2.1%
New York $88.66 0.0%
Boston $68.55 0.0%
Chicago $64.25 0.0%
Portland $63.05 0.0%

TopsyTurvy
11-24-2010, 05:24 PM
The Fan Cost Index, which takes into account the prices of four average-price tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hot dogs, parking for one car, two game programs and two least-expensive, adult-size adjustable caps, shows the Knicks with the most expensive night out at a game, with a cost of $506. The Lakers are second at $489, followed by Boston ($393), Miami ($380) and Chicago ($365).

That is the most ridiculous metric ever!

4 tickets = family or two couples
2 beers = lame
4 soft drinks = family
4 hot dogs = family
2 programs = (Who buys these if they attend games regularly?)
2 least-expensive caps = the group already bought 2 beers, 2 programs, 4 soft drinks, and 4 hot dogs - they only bought 2 caps!? BS!

Glad to see the costs have dropped a little. Anything getting more families to games is a good thing for the business and makes selling some of my season tickets that much easier.