Wednesday, November 24, 2010
NBA average ticket price: $48 per game
NEW YORK -- NBA ticket prices have fallen for the second straight season.
The sports business outlet Team Marketing Report said Wednesday the average price of a nonpremium seat dropped 2.5 percent to $48. That followed a 2.8 percent decrease last season.
The Los Angeles Lakers have the highest average at $95 following a 2.1 percent rise. The NBA champions are followed by New York at $89, Boston at $69 and Chicago at $64.
Memphis is last at $23 after a 3.9 percent drop, and Washington is at $25 after a 9.9 percent decrease.
Detroit dropped prices 10 percent to $43.
The Fan Cost Index, which takes into account the prices of four average-price tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hot dogs, parking for one car, two game programs and two least-expensive, adult-size adjustable caps, shows the Knicks with the most expensive night out at a game, with a cost of $506. The Lakers are second at $489, followed by Boston ($393), Miami ($380) and Chicago ($365).