With a first-time finalist in the Toronto Raptors, the 2019 NBA Finals have been one of the hottest tickets in recent memory – buoyed by both fan excitement over the challenger to the dominant Golden State Warriors and the continually escalating prices from the primary market driving the resale market ever higher. While prices are in the stratosphere, Ticket Club remains the best place to find a cheap NBA finals ticket, as higher prices mean bigger savings for our members.
With Game 3 set to tip off Wednesday at Oracle Arena and the series tied 1-1, all but one contest in the best-of-seven series has sold for an average of less than $1,000. Games one and two in Toronto sold at an astonishing $1,419 average for the series opener, followed by a $1,295 average for the second contest. Game three is the lone low-water mark, with an average sold price of $787.
For comparison’s sake, the average sold price of game three is $73 more than the average price sold across the entirety of last year’s NBA finals between Cleveland and Golden State. Only one game in that series – game two at Oracle Arena – sold for a higher average than the lowest-selling game in 2019.
So much for fan fatigue surrounding the Warriors, playing in their fifth straight NBA final.
Game-By-Game NBA Finals Ticket Breakdown
Price of an average ticket sold:
Game 1: (Toronto 118, Golden State 109): $1,419
Game 2: (Golden State 109, Toronto 104): $1,295
Game 3: (Wednesday, June 5 at Oracle Arena): $787
Game 4: (Friday, June 7 at Oracle Arena): $1,059
Game 5: (Monday, June 10 at Scotiabank Arena): $1,467
Game 6: (Thursday, June 13 at Oracle Arena): $2,393*
Game 7: (Sunday, June 16 at Scotiabank Arena): $2,026*
Get-In Price – $641
StubHub Get-In: $715
Vivid Seats Get-In: $669
Median Price – $945
High Price – $89,250 for VIP Courtside seats
Get-In Price – $930
Median Price – $1,208
High Price – $41,475 for VIP Courtside Seats in Row AA
Service charge on Vivid Seats for VIP Courtside seats: $30,646.28 per seat Row AA
Service charge on StubHub for VIP Courtside Seats: $13,650 per seat Row AA
Get-In Price: $928
Median Price: $1,611
High Price – $18,742 for VIP Courtside Seats
Get-In Price: $933
Median Price: $2,080
High Price – $80,325 for VIP Courtside Row AA
Get-In Price: $1,728
Median Price: $4,543
High Price: $85,679 for VIP Courtside Seats
No matter how you slice it, the 2019 NBA Finals ticket prices scene appears to be at the top of the range. Beyond headline-grabbing courtside prices that will cost buyers more than the median annual salary in many places, the get-in price and overall median fans are seeing is well above what we’ve seen in the past. But with Ticket Club’s no-fee system for members, you can score your NBA finals tickets securely and at a great price.