2013 NBA Playoff Tickets

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2013 NBA Playoffs Tickets – Second Round

Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs is underway. The average Conference Semifinals tickets is $328 (up $65 from the first round).

San Antonio Spurs Conference Semifinals Tickets – After taking out the Lakers in four games, the Spurs will play the Golden State Warriors in round two. The Spurs will have home-court advantage in the Western Conference semifinals and play Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 (if nec.) at AT&T Center.

NBA Playoffs – Conference Semifinals Get-in Avg. Spurs Tickets
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Warriors at Spurs – HG 1 – Game 1
May 6, 2013, 8:30PM
$5.00 $132.60
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Warriors at Spurs – HG 2 – Game 2
May 8, 2013, 8:30PM
$10.00 $129.46
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Warriors at Spurs – HG 3 (If Nec.) – Game 5
May 14, 2013, 8:30PM
$22.00 $188.38
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Warriors at Spurs – HG 4 (If Nec.) – Game 7
TBD, TBD
$71.00 $263.78

Golden State Warriors Conference Semifinals Tickets – The Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets in six and advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs. Golden State will matchup against the San Antonio Spurs, playing Games 3, 4, and 6 (if nec.) at Oracle Arena. Warriors Conference Semis tickets are averaging $312, double that of Spurs Conference Semis tickets ($155). Compared to first round tickets, Warriors fans will pay an average of $139 more per seat for the semis.

NBA Playoffs – Conference Semifinals Get-in Avg. Warriors Tickets
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Spurs at Warriors – HG 1- Game 3
May 10, 2013, 7:30PM
$122.00 $280.40
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Spurs at Warriors – HG 2 – Game 4
May 12, 2013, 12:30PM
$118.00 $317.46
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Spurs at Warriors – HG 3 (If Nec.) – Game 6
TBD, TBD
$188.00 $323.75

Miami Heat Conference Semifinals Tickets – The Heat will matchup against the Chicago Bulls in round 2 of the NBA Playoffs and will have home-court advantage playing Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 (if nec) at American Airlines Arena. Heat Conference Semis tickets are averaging just $23 more a seat than first round tickets for games played in Miami.

NBA Playoffs – Conference Semifinals Get-in Avg. Heat Tickets
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Bulls at Heat – HG 1 – Game 1
May 6, 2013, 7:00PM
$76.00 $411.74
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Bulls at Heat – HG 2 – Game 2
May 8, 2013, 7:00PM
$88.00 $337.40
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Bulls at Heat – HG 3 (If Nec.) – Game 5
TBD, TBD
$137.00 $430.55
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Bulls at Heat – HG 4 (If Nec.) – Game 7
TBD, TBD
$152.00 $657.85

Chicago Bulls Conference Semifinals Tickets – The Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets in the only first round series to go to seven games. The Bulls will grind it out against the Miami Heat in round two. Catching a game at United Center will cost you an average of $152 less per seat than it would if you saw a game at American Airlines Arena.

NBA Playoffs – Conference Semifinals Get-in Avg. Bulls Tickets
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Heat at Bulls – HG 1 – Game 3
May 10, 2013, 7:00PM
$94.00 $294.64
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Heat at Bulls – HG 2 – Game 4
May 13, 2013, 6:00PM
$115.00 $264.81
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Heat at Bulls – HG 3 (If Nec.) – Game 6
TBD, TBD
$205.00 $322.32

New York Knicks Conference Semifinals Tickets – The Knicks outlasted the Boston Celtics in the first round to move on to the Conference Semis. New York Knicks tickets are the most expensive of any team in Round Two, averaging $464, $78 more per seat than the first round. They’ll play the Indiana Pacers and Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 (if nec.) at Madison Square Garden.

NBA Playoffs – Conference Semifinals Get-in Avg. Knicks Tickets
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Pacers at Knicks – HG 1 – Game 1
May 5, 2013, 3:30PM
$155.00 $480.93
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Pacers at Knicks – HG 2 – Game 2
May 7, 2013, 7:00PM
$95.00 $304.64
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Pacers at Knicks – HG 3 (If Nec.) – Game 5
May 16, 2013, 8:00PM
$250.00 $482.87
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Pacers at Knicks – HG 4 (If Nec.) – Game 7
TBD, TBD
$275.00 $550.52

Indiana Pacers Conference Semifinals Tickets – The Pacers will take on the New York Knicks in round two of the NBA Playoffs after defeating the Atlanta Hawks in six games in round one. Like the first round, Pacers Conference Semis tickets are second cheapest to the Spurs averaging $160.

NBA Playoffs – Conference Semifinals Get-in Avg. Pacers Tickets
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Knicks at Pacers – HG 1 – Game 3
May 11, 2013, 8:00PM
$43.00 $149.30
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Knicks at Pacers – HG 2 – Game 4
TBD, TBD
$50.00 $165.69
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Knicks at Pacers – HG 3 (If Nec.) – Game 6
TBD, TBD
$50.00 $206.58

Oklahoma City Thunder Conference Semifinals Tickets – Sans Russell Westbrook, the Thunder still advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals after defeating the Houston Rockets in round one. Up next, the Memphis Grizzlies. OKC Thunder tickets at Chesapeake Energy Arena are averaging less heading in to round two ($298) than they were heading in to round one ($324).

NBA Playoffs – Conference Semifinals Get-in Avg. Thunder Tickets
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Grizzlies at Thunder – HG 1 – Game 1
May 5, 2013, 12:00PM
$118.00 $353.66
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Grizzlies at Thunder – HG 2 – Game 2
May 7, 2013, 8:30PM
$54.00 $146.58
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Grizzlies at Thunder – HG 3 (If Nec.) – Game 5
TBD, TBD
$165.00 $771.55
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Grizzlies at Thunder – HG 4 (If Nec.) – Game 7
TBD, TBD
$185.00 $777.00

Memphis Grizzlies Conference Semifinals Tickets – The Grizzlies outplayed the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round, advancing to round two that landed them in a matchup against the #1 seed in the Western Conference, OKC Thunder. Ticket prices to this matchup are relatively the same in Memphis as they are in Oklahoma City, averaging $271 at FedEx Forum.

NBA Playoffs – Conference Semifinals Get-in Avg. Grizzlies Tickets
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Thunder at Grizzlies – HG 1 – Game 3
May 11, 2013, 4:00PM
$75.00 $259.09
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Thunder at Grizzlies – HG 2 – Game 4
May 13, 2013, 8:30PM
$63.00 $246.72
NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals: Thunder at Grizzlies – HG 3 (If Nec.) – Game 6
TBD, TBD
$175.00 $377.06

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Top 5 MusicBiz Articles of the Week: April 28 – May 3

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Jay-Z Drops ’100$ Bill’ To Go ‘Hand In Hand’ With ‘Great Gatsby’
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Jay-Z is already a mogul in the music industry, and last week we discussed Roc Nation’s entrance into the world of sports. Now comes the movie business. Following yesterday’s release of Jay-Z’s single off the The Great Gatsby soundtrack, Markman explains Jay’s inspiration for the music and how he got involved with the film. Not only did Jay-Z record a single, executive produce the album, and help with the score, but he is also listed as an executive producer on film. Jay-Z continues to add to his resume and we’re excited to see what he comes up with next. View Article >
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Oh, ‘To Be Loved!’ Michael Bublé Announces Tour After Fourth No. 1 Album

One day after Michael Bublé earned his fourth consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with ‘To Be Loved’, he announced plans for a 40-City U.S. Tour to begin September 7 at the United Center in Chicago, IL. The announcement was made during an appearance on Ellen Thursday.

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Top 5 SportsBiz Articles of the Week: April 28 – May 3

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How Does Jason Collins’ Coming Out Statement Affect His Off-Court Opportunities?
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Heitner explores Jason Collins’ newfound marketing opportunity after becoming the first active NBA player to publicly announce his homosexuality earlier this week. While Collins and his representative will need to be careful not to be seen as exploiting the opportunity, many brands marketing to the LGBT community will likely covet a partnership. It will be interesting to see how Collins reacts to his endorsement potential in the coming months, especially since he may not actually play next season. View Article >
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Mayweather v. Guerrero Tickets

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Floyd “Money” Mayweather puts his undefeated record on the line on Saturday against challenger Robert Guerrero for the WBC Welterweight title. This will be Mayweather’s first fight since May 5 of last year, following his incarceration for domestic abuse. The fight, dubbed “May Day”, will be held at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas and broadcast on Showtime for the first time in Mayweather’s career. Despite Mayweather being the clear favorite, many are giving Guerrero a chance given his determination and intelligence as a fighter.

The average price for tickets is now $674, down 31% or $302 in the last week. The tickets have dropped a total of 59% or $969 since tickets were release on March 12. The most inexpensive tickets are currently starting at $151, which is $64 under face value. Find ticket availability here: http://www.razorgator.com/tickets/sports/boxing/floyd-mayweather-jr-tickets/?performance=10081861|1

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LAST MINUTE TICKETS – MAY 3, 2013 EVENTS

Prices to many of tomorrow’s events on the secondary market have dropped in the last 10 – 30 days including: Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros, Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the First Round of the NHL Playoffs, Tim McGraw’s Charlotte Show, and Rolling Stones Opening Concert in Los Angeles.
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MLB Tickets 2013

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MLB Ticket Update – May 2013:

The month of May in MLB is full of crosstown rivalries and Interleague matchups. The week featuring Interleague play’s prime rivals begins May 27, with the host clubs in the same matchups shifting on May 29. Some of the top matchups at the end of the month include New York Yankees at New York Mets for their Subway Series (avg. $183), Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies (avg. $124), and Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs in the Windy City Showdown (avg. $121). Each of the series listed above have seen a decrease in average ticket price since February, falling $31, $36, and $32 a seat respectively on the secondary market.

With the warmer weather, crosstown rivalry matchups, and players getting into the swing of things – MLB tickets in May are averaging $61 and have a similar make up to those of the NHL Playoffs. Teams in the City of Toronto have the most expensive ticket in the League and both teams in Los Angeles have the cheapest tickets in the League.

Toronto Blue Jays tickets this month are the most expensive on the resale market, just as they were in April. The Blue Jays will face the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, and Atlanta Braves in May at Rogers Centre. New York Yankees tickets are the second most expensive. The most expensive series at Yankee Stadium this month is when the Oakland Athletics come to play (avg. $185).

Los Angeles Angels tickets are the cheapest, while crosstown rivals Los Angeles Dodgers tickets are second cheapest. When the two teams play each other at the end of the month, tickets to the series at Dodger Stadium are averaging just $49 and tickets at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, $68. Sure, the So Cal duo have struggled at the beginning of the season, but some of the biggest stars in baseball will be out on the field competing including Josh Hamilton, Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Clayton Kershaw, Carl Crawford, and Matt Kemp.

MLB Tickets Avg. Price (May)
Arizona Diamondbacks $49.85
Atlanta Braves $59.70
Baltimore Orioles $60.90
Boston Red Sox $97.05
Chicago Cubs $68.69
Chicago White Sox $74.45
Cincinnati Reds $47.26
Cleveland Indians $39.99
Colorado Rockies $48.45
Detroit Tigers $35.13
Houston Astros $55.14
Kansas City Royals $53.47
Los Angeles Angels $30.19
Los Angeles Dodgers $28.06
Miami Marlins $51.08
Milwaukee Brewers $40.03
Minnesota Twins $66.93
New York Mets $102.43
New York Yankees $167.28
Oakland Athletics $63.95
Philadelphia Phillies $114.69
Pittsburgh Pirates $31.12
San Diego Padres $50.41
San Francisco Giants $101.83
Seattle Mariners $52.01
St Louis Cardinals $45.62
Tampa Bay Rays $57.64
Texas Rangers $49.31
Toronto Blue Jays $285.12
Washington Nationals $49.96

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Last Minute Tickets – May 1, 2013 Events

As we’ve noted before, buying tickets last-minute (within 7 days of the event) to a game, concert, or show can often save you money. Today, we took a look at 5 events that take place tomorrow and how prices changed for those events over the last 30 days. Our highlighted events include: Game 5 in the first round of the NBA Playoffs – Hawks at Pacers, Game 1 in the first round of the NHL Playoffs – Sharks at Canucks, Padres at Cubs, Carrie Underwood’s Kansas City show, and The Killers’ Anaheim concert.  Read more ›

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NHL Playoff Tickets 2013

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The shortened NHL regular season has concluded and the Stanley Cup Playoffs are here. The field is set and so too are dates and times for the 2013 Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinal round. The first round of the NHL Playoffs begins Tuesday, April 30th. Read more ›

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Kentucky Derby Prices Dropping

The most exciting two minutes in sports is only four days away and ticket prices are now at their lowest point. The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place this Saturday at the historic Churchill Downs in Louisville. This year’s race figures to be relatively wide open with Verrazano and Orb currently leading the field. After an eventful month of April, University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino hopes to expand his legend this weekend at the derby. With a stake in long shot Goldcents, Pitino can add a Kentucky Derby win to his 2013 NCAA Championship and 2013 Hall-of-Fame selection. The average price for tickets is currently $758, down $139 or 15% since Friday. Over the past 2 weeks, the price drop has been much more dramatic. Since April 15, the average price has dropped 26% or $267. Infield general admission seats are now starting at just $46 with reserved grandstand seating starting at $218.

Find tickets here: http://www.razorgator.com/tickets/sports/horse-racing/kentucky-derby-tickets/

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