Tickets to the NBA Finals have been extremely expensive since the day the Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors clash was decided. For the first few games in the series, there were no good tickets under $1,000, with even the cheapest seats costing over $500.
Many Western Conference Finals tickets have also been extremely expensive, showing that demand for playoff basketball will lead to an inevitable price hike. Before our eyes, however, things appear to be changing ahead of Game 6 in Boston.
The Warriors are one win away from raising the Larry O’Brien trophy in the presence of the 17 championship banners hanging from the rafters of TD Garden. That opportunity with the momentum of the series in favor of the Warriors has seen the tickets lose their value by more than half, dropping from $1400 to now $600 to get in the door.
It’s a little shocking to see this as a finals game is a finals game. But it makes sense. It would be a very sad way to spend more than $1000 to watch your team lose on home court and the opposing team win the championship on your court. It’s a tough sight.
Even if the Celtics get a dominant win in Game 6, prices at the Chase Center are likely to go even higher for Game 7. The last game of the season with all the marbles on the line is quite an exciting thought.
Game 6 is Boston’s last home game of the season, so fans will be able to see the Celtics in action for the last time this season at TD Garden. If nothing, fans should at least show up to show their boys their appreciation for a wonderful season.