The 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors will host a Game 7 at Oracle Arena for the 2016 NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history when they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, June 19 at 5:00 p.m. Tickets for Game 7 will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, June 17 with several exclusive presale events before going on sale to the general public at 5:00 p.m. The first presale event begins Friday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. exclusively for the team’s season ticket holders, with an additional presale event for the team’s Season Ticket Priority Wait List members beginning at 12:00 p.m. A presale for American Express cardholders and Warriors Insiders will take place at 3:00 p.m., before tickets are made available to the general public at 5:00 p.m. Fans will be able to purchase single game tickets for Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, exclusively online at warriors.com.
“One year my season tickets cost $24 a ticket, and I got my renewal package and they had dropped the price to $14,” Mr. Williams said. “It turned out what Mark was doing was jacking up the price on the lower bowl, where he knew the purchases were corporations, and reducing the price on the real fans upstairs.” In an email, Mr. Cuban confirmed that strategy. “We have decreased prices across the board multiple times,” he said. “The only tickets that have gone up marginally are our best seats.” He added: “I don’t run the Mavs to maximize profits. We now make money. But it’s more important to me that fans can always afford to come to games.”
And according to the team, the fan base isn’t changing. Despite price increases, about 99.5 percent of season ticket holders decided to renew for next year — meaning only 23 people did not renew. The wait-list for season tickets is now over 30,000 names long. Many fans are likely gratified by the fact that their tickets are a good investment even at current prices. On average last year, Warriors tickets could be resold for 119 percent above face price, so a $100 ticket would fetch $219 on the secondary market, meaning that if you bought a season’s pass and sold half your tickets, you would most likely recoup your investment.
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. Cavaliers spokesman Tad Carper declined to comment on the issue. A Warriors spokesperson said prices went up for fans and players on both teams because of supply and demand.