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#21 David

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Posted May 15, 2013 - 08:40 PM

They should start the Fire Mike D'Antoni Fund. For each ticket, there will be an additional $3.50 tax. Staples can hold about 19,000 people for basketball games. Considering we sell out every game, 19,000 X $2.50 = $66,500.00 per game. Buyout his ass and hire a real coach. 


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#22 KobeBeef24

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Posted May 15, 2013 - 08:59 PM

You guys are lucky, here in Toronto, our hockey team has been garbage for the past 9 years, with the exception of this past year.

Our ticket prices from the box office start from 55$ (last row in the building, standing) to 416$ (Rows 1-3, glass seats), and those prices are for regular games. Premium tickets go for 70$ to 450$. Seating capacity is slightly less than 19000, and about 90% of those seats belong to season ticket holders. The problem is scalpers buy the rare amount of tickets or have access to season ticket holder's tickets and sell them for an additional 50% or more.

 

Like previous posters state, it's all about supply and demand. LA is Laker crazy city, as Toronto is a Maple Leafs crazy city.

The problem in Toronto is 70% of the "fans" at the game are rich business people who attend in suits, miss half the game because they're busy eating their overpriced sushi, and don't get into the game. Even some Raptors games are like that. 

 

At least you guys in LA have a seriously talented squad to watch, and champions in past years as well. I was fortunate enough to see the Lakers at Staples in '08 vs the Wolves, 4th row baseline by the Lakers bench, for 200 for the pair. 

 

No matter how expensive the tickets are, and how awful the team is, if you have a huge market, you will have buyers.



#23 fozi

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Posted May 15, 2013 - 11:58 PM

It is expensive,,, But as said, since the demand is there then there is no surprise the prices are at that level comparing to other teams ..

 

 

I attended every game i could if i have no school or so .. around 300 dollar for the 100 level,, its a pocket sucker, good thing is that i get tickets from one west bank for free, so it balances out for the games i pay for and the ones i dont ..



#24 AnnoyingCustomer

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 01:34 AM

Yes...


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#25 KobeWillReturnTriumphant

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 05:34 AM

Good news for me is that my company has a suite. Bad news I get to see teams like the suns and bucks.

#26 Lakers4Life

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 05:39 AM

From AUS so can't Really comment but dude please: expensive*, staples* centre, lol I was reaading the post and noticed the same mistakes over 2-3 times :)! Good luck with ticket prices in the future
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#27 West Coast

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 10:39 AM

They are expensive but it's the price you pay if you want to go watch a premier franchise in a big market city. 



#28 Miggs

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Posted May 17, 2013 - 06:21 AM

Yes if you don't like it get a better paid job. Been to many games since 99 the last year of the forum. Western forum tickets were a little cheaper than staple center tickets

#29 Piston Honda

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Posted May 17, 2013 - 10:55 AM

I'm planning to fly out to LA for Kobe's return game (or his jersey retirement, whichever happens first), but now I have to reconsider knowing it's $100 to sit in the nose bleeds. [expletive] that's expensive.



#30 AnnoyingCustomer

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Posted May 17, 2013 - 10:01 PM

Yes if you don't like it get a better paid job. Been to many games since 99 the last year of the forum. Western forum tickets were a little cheaper than staple center tickets

 

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#31 gque24

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Posted May 22, 2013 - 05:40 AM

of course they too expensive but thats life in LA


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#32 ketsjenny

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Posted July 24, 2013 - 12:19 AM

Purchasing tickets through middlemen such as brokers is often an expensive affair. Today people are inclined towards purchasing off the internet. It saves them the time and energy of standing in never-ending queues.



#33 fido

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Posted July 24, 2013 - 02:11 AM

ketsjenny: Killed your link - don't post solicitation for sales to another site.

 

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#34 noknife

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Posted July 24, 2013 - 07:54 AM

Do the games sell out?  Yes.  That means that there is demand at every price level for all existing tickets.  Simple economics would suggest that the tickets are either priced exactly perfect to get to a perfect demand so that each ticket sells to each person who was interested in buying one OR underpriced as there is more demand than supply and people who want tickets at a certain price level are not able to attain them (which is in fact the case for Lakers tickets), and certainly not overpriced as a surplus would exist.  College education, paying off again.  



#35 PhillyLaker24

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Posted July 24, 2013 - 07:57 AM

I cant really speak on ticket prices, I have heard they are ridiculously expensive. Here in philly I can get into the game for a few bucks lol.

 

Its on my bucket list to go to a Laker game.


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#36 Disaster in Paradise

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Posted July 24, 2013 - 03:31 PM

Good thing I can get refunded in Phoenix.

That's the only benefit staying in Arizona, lol.

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#37 dyls5

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Posted July 25, 2013 - 04:26 AM

Exactly what people are saying.

Supply and demand.

I am from Australia and have friends who were in LA earlier in the year and went to see the Lakers vs Heat game. My friends don't even know anything about basketball but paid $450 each just because they could say they went to a Lakers game. The Lakers tickets are so expensive because they are the most popular basketball team in the world.

#38 epicwolf

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Posted July 25, 2013 - 06:07 AM

Will the tickets still be expansive this up coming season though?  Ignore the season ticket holders since they already paid for the year. Im talking about seperate tickets or nose bleeds. Will it still cause hundreds of dollars just for nose bleed? What is the selling point for this upcoming season?  Come see Robert Sacre tearing it up? Come and welcome Jordan Farmer home?  The comback of KB24?   I find it really hard to sell to casual fans in buying tickets.  Sure the hardcore laker fans will go no matter what but lakers have many casual fans and only go if they are winning and if there are superstars.


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#39 BasketballIQ

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Posted July 27, 2013 - 01:31 PM

^ what? Most talked about team in the country.

#40 Chad

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Posted July 29, 2013 - 07:39 AM

Good thing I can get refunded in Phoenix.

That's the only benefit staying in Arizona, lol.

 

My brother did that when we went to the Suns Vs Mavs game. I took like 3 months to get the refund.

 

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Edited by Chad, July 29, 2013 - 07:41 AM.

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