Cavs tickets cheap and available for Game 6 of NBA Finals

ByDarren Rovell ESPN logo
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland is a cheap ticket compared to Game 5 in Oakland, California.

As of 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, five hours before game time, more than 70 tickets on theCleveland Cavaliers' resale site Flash Seats were available for less than $300 each. Just 72 hours beforehand, before the Cavalierswent down 3 games to 2 in the best-of-seven series, no seat was available for Game 6 for less than $492.

And it's possible tickets can go even cheaper: Fans who owned more than 1,760 tickets -- more than 13 percent of Quicken Loans Arena's capacity -- had posted their Game 6 tickets on Flash Seats as of noon ET Tuesday.

After the Cavaliers took a 2-1 lead in the Finals last week, prices for Game 6 soared, a sign that fans were optimistic the game would be the first time to see a Cleveland pro sports team win a championship since the NFL's Browns last accomplished the feat in 1964.

Lower-level seats close to the center of the court were selling for $7,500. The worst seats in the house were selling for north of $800. Game 6 prices held somewhat when the Cavaliers lost Game 4, but they plummeted immediately after their Game 5 loss by more than 50 percent in most seating areas. That lower-level seat that fans purchased after the Game 3 win can now be had for $1,500.

Prices for the secondary market averaged $1,161 a seat for Game 5 just before game time, according to Ticketmaster.

While watch parties of NBA Finals games in Oakland were free to attend in Cleveland, the same is not true for the Warriors on Tuesday night. The team were charging $15 a seat to watch Game 6 on the arena's big screen and even that appeared to be a bargain. The cheapest seat on StubHub as of 4 p.m. ET was $59. Courtside seats to watch the game taking place more than 2,500 miles away started at around $300.

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