Average NBA Ticket Prices Fall, Again

by November 25, 2010

The average cost to watch an NBA game in person has fallen for the second consecutive year. Reuters has the details: “The average ticket price went down 2.5 percent to $48.08, a year after it fell 2.8 percent to mark the first decline in eight years, according to Team Marketing Report, which compiles such data for all the major North American sports leagues. North American sports leagues have been pressured over the last few years as the recession and slow recovery led companies and fans to curtail spending on tickets and concessions. While average prices for the National Hockey League, National Football League and Major League Baseball all rose this year, 18 baseball teams, 15 football teams and 11 hockey teams cut ticket prices or kept them unchanged, according to TMR. In the NBA, 19 teams cut prices, while six kept them flat. Only five teams increased prices on average, led by the Orlando Magic, up 6.7 percent to $43, TMR said. The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers’ average price rose 2.1 percent to a league-leading $99.25.”