With the economy in a rut NBA tickets are sure to be a bargain in many markets this year and where you buy your basketball tickets is important if you want to save money. Many NBA teams contacted ticket brokers throughout the country in the offseason and convinced many to buy season tickets for their teams.
Right now there seems to be an abundance of NBA tickets available on the market. For poor performing teams and those in depressed economic markets such as Sacramento, California, it can mean cheaper Sacramento Kings ticket prices from ticket brokers such as Preferred Seating than the face value Kings fans will pay at Ticketmaster.
Take tonight’s Sacramento Kings vs. Lakers game at Arco Arena as an example. Here’s a quick comparison of tickets available at for the face value at Ticketmaster, and at PreferredSeat.com as of 9am.
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As you can see you can save anywhere from 30 – 50% per ticket and save up to $100 or more for the big games. And the same percentage of savings can be found for the poor selling teams such as Minnesota where you can find lower level center court seats in section 115 row U starting at $57 per ticket at Preferred Seating tickets. You’ll pay $85.50 for a similar seat further back in section 115 row Y at Ticketmaster.
The NBA’s new variable ticket pricing is not going to work in this economy and not just for the teams traditionally at the bottom of the barrel. For the Miami Heat home opener against the Orlando Magic on October 29th ticket brokers were selling seats for 50% less than Ticketmaster.
So before you jump on the internet to buy NBA tickets for your favorite team at Ticketmaster, you may want to check out a ticket broker at the same time and compare NBA ticket prices and pay for the parking, food and drinks with the savings. And that can add up to big savings!