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02-09-2013, 09:09 AM
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OT: Sixers fan buys an entire row of seats for $0.72

And everyone thought the Tampa Bay season ticket deal was as bad as it gets...


http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ba...4098--nba.html

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Well I got an email not too long ago from the Pistons offering me 6 free tickets and a parking pass four about 5-6 different game selections. The NBA has some major attendance problems.

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Well I got an email not too long ago from the Pistons offering me 6 free tickets and a parking pass four about 5-6 different game selections. The NBA has some major attendance problems.
Just like any league, really. When teams are bad this happens in ANY sport. We're talking about two teams with fewer than 22 wins here.

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Right. But then you also have teams like the Indiana Pacers who can't sell tickets either.

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Right. But then you also have teams like the Indiana Pacers who can't sell tickets either.

Unless its a major city like New York or being the Lakers its harder to sell a mid level team because the top teams usually win out in the NBA. So we made the playoffs as even the 3rd seed some years that means we lose in the 2nd round to a powerhouse instead of the 1st.

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Yikes.... getting tickets for that cheap would be enough to make me actually like the NBA.

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Yikes.... getting tickets for that cheap would be enough to make me actually like the NBA.
Free tickets, beer and food couldn't ever get me to watch basketball. I can't stand the sport. Paying even .01 cent for that junk is over priced to me. Some may love it but it is not anything that I care for. I am sure many basketball fans feel the same way about the NHL.

It is a good promotion to get people into the building and "grow" the game.

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Free tickets, beer and food couldn't ever get me to watch basketball. I can't stand the sport. Paying even .01 cent for that junk is over priced to me. Some may love it but it is not anything that I care for. I am sure many basketball fans feel the same way about the NHL.

It is a good promotion to get people into the building and "grow" the game.
I'm pretty much with you on that.

I don't like basketball very much at all. Don't like the way the players act or the sport itself. I do follow the Raptors acquisitions and see the highlights, but I haven't watched a basketball game in years. For me it's all about the Toronto Maple Leafs in the winter and Toronto Blue Jays in the summer.

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Good investment, if they get good and become a hot ticket.... The dude cans ell the seats for a good profit.

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I'm looking at Stubhub right now and I can get a ticket at center court row X for the Bucks game against the Wizards on Monday for $15. I'm not going to, but I could.

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Didn't read the link (not working for me), but the underlying issue here is that the person who bought them is a former intern of the team, so speculation is that the tickets were sold on StubHub by the Sixers themselves.

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Obligatory -- imagine if this was an NHL team south of Buffalo.

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Clearly the NBA's experiment in big northeastern cities has been a failure. They should contract and add another team in Toronto.

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Clearly the NBA's experiment in big northeastern cities has been a failure. They should contract and add another team in Toronto.
Raptors are averaging over 18,000 a game, despite yet another awful year.

Maybe it wouldn't be such a bad idea.

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Raptors are averaging over 18,000 a game, despite yet another awful year.

Maybe it wouldn't be such a bad idea.
Are Leafs STH also obliged to purchase Raptors ST?

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Are Leafs STH also obliged to purchase Raptors ST?
Maybe I remember when my uncle used to be a STH 8-9 years ago he would always be trying to give away raptors tickets

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Clearly the NBA's experiment in big northeastern cities has been a failure. They should contract and add another team in Toronto.
Basketball meh, but we'll take all the hockey teams the league can send.

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Are Leafs STH also obliged to purchase Raptors ST?
Only some seats, I believe platinums. There may be some other seats where the Season seat holder has to buy tickets to all the events at the ACC, but it may be they have right of 1st refusal.

Hell I still can't get over the fact some people had to buy a personal seat licence that only gave them the right to buy season seats in the 1st place.

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Are Leafs STH also obliged to purchase Raptors ST?
I've always wondered how this works when multiple teams play in the same arena. I'm particularly curious about Staples Center where there are three teams sharing the arena at the same time. Do you get a discount for buying season tickets to all three teams (four if you include the Spark)?

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I went to Clippers games when the Clippers were bad, like real bad, I don't know why to be honest. The team is getting blown out in the 3rd quarter, the backups are in and you are sitting in the 300s..it's genuinely unpleasant to be there. Like you'd want to be paid to be there, so paying even 4 cents for my ticket I'd feel a bit ripped off.

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I'm looking at Stubhub right now and I can get a ticket at center court row X for the Bucks game against the Wizards on Monday for $15. I'm not going to, but I could.
Only exciting NBA game I've been to was Jenning's 55 points vs. Golden State a couple years back. Sad to say, but as much as I love my Bucks, and as much as I actually like basketball, I can't stand the NBA. Give us an NHL team. Please.

College basketball is A-OK though That's actually about the sport, not how marketable the players are

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Obligatory -- imagine if this was an NHL team south of Buffalo.
what a shame.

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