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Yahoo: Why canít NBA teams fill arenas, even after giving away free tickets? (Ball Do
So, why arenít you going to NBA games? Is it because youíre a weirdo, and donít like the league? That canít be the case, because youíre reading this website. Is it because you live too far away from an NBA arena? Fair enough, though there are 28 cities to chose from, including two teams apiece in New York and Los Angeles. Parking prices? Concession rip-offs? Poor sightlines? Canít stand that guy that yells ďev-ry-bo-dy clap your hands?Ē All of these make sense. It canít be the ticket prices, though. For a few teams, at least. More and more NBA are basically giving away tickets to NBA games, offering free ticket specials or $1 deals on ducats, and several ticket pricing websites are often reduced to selling tickets for literal pocket change on game days, and yet fans still arenít showing up. From a report from TIME, as put together by Bill Tuttle : According to ESPN statistics , the Pistons are averaging 13,272 tickets sold per home game, and they play in the 21,000-seat Palace arena. Some of these ďsoldĒ tickets are given away free, and many more ticketholders simply donít show up. The net result is a sea of unoccupied seats in the Palace, as fans who watch the games on TV can attest.
^because the closest NBA arena is over 200 miles away from my home.