MILWAUKEE — Ticket prices for the NBA Finals games here in Milwaukee are soaring. Standing room only tickets are selling on Ticketmaster for near $400 a piece. Second-hand tickets range from the high $300s to more than $27,000 for court side seats.
Local ticket broker John Lamoreaux of TicketKing says the average price for a seat right now is $750.
"There’s pent up demand, and people are looking for things to do and get out, and what better way to get out than an NBA Finals and a Bucks game,” said Lamoreaux.
He says fans should protect themselves by purchasing tickets on a credit card to avoid fraud and buy local, so you have somewhere to call if there is a problem.
Season ticket holder Steve Frechette is one of the lucky ones who was able to get his tickets for a fraction of today’s price. At around $200 a ticket, he says he would have paid much more to witness this.
“This is a once and a lifetime opportunity. It’s been 47 years,” Frechette said.
The ticket prices in Phoenix for Game 2 were similar to the Milwaukee game.
A bargain alternative to the expensive seats is to buy $10 tickets for inside Fiserv Forum for Thursday’s game. The Bucks will play the Phoenix game on the large Jumbotron inside the arena.