Charlotte Bobcats Selling Season Tickets for $43

by May 04, 2012

The Charlotte Bobcats’ crack marketing staff is selling some season tickets for next season, for which pricing will be based on the team’s NBA Draft lottery position. If the Bobcats earn the top overall pick, it will be super-cheap to watch them in person. Per the Charlotte Observer: “The team started advertising a promotion Wednesday where the price for an upper-deck seat will equal the draft pick the team wins in the lottery later this month. Should the NBA-worst Bobcats get the top pick, the season ticket would be $1 per game, or $43 for the season. It’s meant to drum up interest in the potentially lucrative draft position and ease the traditional May ticket sales lull. The Bobcats are guaranteed one of the top four picks after their dismal season, with a 25 percent chance of winning the right to draft consensus No. 1 Anthony Davis. Even if the team falls to No. 4, the seats are $4 per game, or $172 for the season. About 500 seats are eligible for the ‘Pay the Pick’ promotion, which runs through the draft lottery on May 30. Each person can buy up to four seats, and ticketholders will not have the same benefits that regular season ticket purchasers receive. You won’t be able to trade in your tickets, and you won’t get an invite to the off-the-court events. According to the team’s website, the cheapest traditional season ticket package runs $344. The NBA’s second-worst team this season, the Washington Wizards, are advertising season ticket plans that start at $399.”