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NBA Finals ticket prices are at an all-time high, especially when the games are at Oracle Arena. With the Bay Area being one of the most expensive markets in all of North America, it can be quite pricey to attend Finals games.
Ticket prices have almost doubled from last years NBA Finals. The Cavs players are apparently upset as they had to spend a lot more than expected on tickets for their family members and friends for Games 1 and 2. Via ESPN:
Several members of the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to pass on purchasing tickets to Games 1 and 2 in Oakland, California, after they were upset about the price the Golden State Warriors were charging and the location of the seats, sources told ESPN.
The Warriors offered the Cavaliers lower-level tickets, in the corners of the arena, to buy for their friends and family for $1,300 each. Last year, those tickets were about half that price, sources said.
A Warriors spokesperson said prices went up for fans and players on both teams because of supply and demand.
Golden State officials could not confirm that Warriors players were charged the same price as Cavaliers players were, but they did say that the location of the seats was the same as the team was offered last year for the Finals.
The $1,300 price still comes at a discount as compared to the face value of those seats for season-ticket holders, who pay $1,600 each.