With the addition of ‘Big’ Al Jefferson this past offseason, the Bobcats are ready to make an impact on the Eastern Conference in the 2013-14 season. This has led the price of Charlotte Bobcats tickets to jump to an average of $132 per game, a 21 percent increase over last year’s $109 price tag. The five highest-priced NBA games at the Time Warner Cable Arena this season are the following:
1.) January 18th – Miami Heat – Average Price: $278 – Get-in Price: $59 – 111% Above Home Average
How can you miss seeing the best basketball player in the world? LeBron James and the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat will be traveling to Charlotte for a Saturday night showdown. Miami’s league-best offense from last season will be hard for any team to handle, but the Bobcats will hope to improve their defense as they look for their first victory over the Heat in 13 tries. The get-in price to see the favorite to win the NBA Finals once again is just $59 with an average price of $278.
2.) December 14th – Los Angeles Lakers – Average Price: $276 – Get-in Price: $54 – 109% Above Home Average
Fresh off another surgery in Germany, five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant is ready for his 18th professional season. His Lakers were not the strongest of teams last year, and it does not look like it will change for 2013-14. BThe average ticket price to see Kobe as well as Pau Gasol, Steve Nash and the rest of the Lakers is $276 with a get-in price of $54.
3.) December 27th – Oklahoma City Thunder – Average Price: $227 – Get-in Price: $24 – 72% Above Home Average
We now move from the bottom of the Western Conference to the top. The Thunder finished with the conference’s best record last season, and most of the credit has to go to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. With Westbrook most likely being at full strength by this game, you can see two of the top 10 players in the league for the get-in price of just $24.
4.) November 16th – Miami Heat – Average Price: $222 – Get-in Price: $60 – 68% Above Home Average
What is better than seeing LeBron James once? Well, it has to be seeing him twice. King James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Ray Allen made up the NBA’s top offense, and this team is among one of the better defensive ones in the league as well. With all this star power, you are guaranteed to see many highlights when facing the Heat. The get-in ticket price is $60, and the average price is $222, which is 68 percent above the home average.
5.) January 25th – Chicago Bulls – Average Price: $218 – Get-in Price: $24 – 65% Above Home Average
Derrick Rose is ready for the 2013-14 season and will visit when the Chicago Bulls come to town in late January. The ability to see a championship contender and one of the best coaches in Tom Thibodeau is an opportunity you cannot pass up, especially with a get-in price of $24. The average-priced ticket for this game is $218.
New head coach Steve Clifford will look to lead the Bobcats to the playoffs for just the second time in franchise history. Since they are in the Eastern Conference, they may not even need to win 40 games to get a postseason berth. The regular season for Charlotte begins on October 30 with their home opener on first day of November. Remember to visit TiqIQ for the best deals on NBA tickets all season long.