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06-20-2013, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
For the sake of illustration, here's how the NHL and NBA break down in terms of "winning" their shared and non-shared markets:

Shared markets

CityGross Att.Percent Att.Avg. ticket
BostonNBA - 18,624tie - 100%NBA - $72.96
ChicagoNBA - 21,876NHL - 110.4%NBA - $62.88
DallasNBA - 20,036NBA - 104.4%NBA - $51.80
DenverNBA - 17,819NBA - 93%NBA - $54.23
DetroitNHL - 20,066NHL - 100%NHL - $53.28
Los AngelesNBA - 19,226 (LAC)NBA - 100.9% (LAC)NBA - $100.25 (LAL)
MiamiNBA - 19,982NBA - 102%NBA - $72.50
New York (NYK/NYR)NBA - 19,033NHL - 100%NBA - $123.22
MinneapolisNHL - 18,794NHL - 104.7NHL - $62.63
PhiladelphiaNHL - 19,786NHL - 101.3%NHL - $71.59
PhoenixNBA - 15,436NBA - 83.8%NBA - $57.28
TorontoNHL - 19,426NHL - 103.2%NHL - $124.69
WashingtonNHL - 17,734NHL - 95.8%NHL - $73.75


It would appear the NBA has a slight edge in large markets, though it is pretty close. Boston and Chicago are both pretty close to a dead heat with an NBA edge in prices, the NBA wins New York by virtue of massive ticket prices, and they split the other cities 5/5 -- in part because Phoenix is slightly less bad for the NBA than for the NHL.
It's silly to look at face value when comparing ticket prices. Hawks prices on the secondary market dwarfed the Bulls, and that's what gives us the best representation of demand.

Outside of games against the Heat, you could get into just about any Bulls game for $30-40. Very rare to find Hawks tickets for under $80.

I'd be surprised if it wasn't similar in Boston.

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