Twelve months ago, the Golden State Warriors triumphed past the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their fourth NBA title in franchise history. Now, following a record-setting 73-9 season and countless claims as the best NBA team ever assembled, Steph Curry and Co. will again meet the Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals, hoping to back the overwhelming hype they’ve received all season long.
And for fans interested in attending an upcoming game, it won’t be cheap. According to online aggregator Razorgator, 2016 NBA Finals tickets will be posting healthy price premiums across all seven potential games of the series. Those headed to Oracle Arena in Oakland can expect to shell out a king’s ransom to be on hand.
Game 1 will tip off on Thursday night, and as it stands now, the cheapest Warriors Finals tickets on Razorgator is listed from $506. Game 2 is slated for Sunday night and will be considerably more expensive at a get-in price of $632. Prices will only increase should the series extend to potential Games 5 and 7 back in the Bay Area. If planning to attend Game 5 on June 13, the cheapest ticket is listed from $791. A possible Game 7 would be the most expensive game of the series, with tickets starting from a whopping $1,150 on the resale market.
Exorbitant ticket prices are nothing new for the Warriors, who owned the most expensive tickets in the league during the regular season and played host to an endless cast of A-list stars in the process. With the team on the verge of its second straight championship, fans will be going all in to see Dub Nation bring another title to the Bay Area, and it will cost a pretty penny to do so.
They’ll have to get through a surging Cavaliers team before their championship dreams are realized, however, and fans headed to Cleveland for an upcoming game will enter Quicken Loans Arena with a little more cash in hand. Games 3 and 4 will be the cheapest games of the series to attend. Game 3 on June 8 is now the cheapest game of the series at a get-in price of $312. Game 4 two days later will be slightly more expensive, with tickets starting from $359. A sharp increase will occur for a possible Game 6 on June 16, however. If planning to see the Cavs at home for Game 6, tickets start from $791.
Whether taking in the action in Oakland or Cleveland, fans will be getting their money’s worth as the two best teams in the league square off for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Between Curry and LeBron James’ six collective MVP Awards and each team’s deep roster of talent, all signs point to one of the most memorable Finals in recent memory.
And if the secondary market is any indication, it’s already living up to the hype.