It’s no secret to anyone that professional sporting events aren't cheap, and unless you find some sort of crazy deal, NBA games are no exception.
According to the 2012 Team Marketing Report, the San Antonio Spurs games are one of the more expensive games to go to in the NBA, and they’re only getting worse. The average cost of a ticket to a Spurs game is $58.45, which is $10 more than the average NBA ticket. That’s a 3.7% increase from last year, but you can sit in the cheapest seat for less than league average at $9.50.
You can see for yourself some of the other average prices Spurs fans pay for food and merchandise at the games, and the average cost of a family of four to go to a game. It’s pretty insane!
“Other costs measured in the Team Marketing Report include: beer ($5), soft drink ($3.25), hot dog ($3), parking ($8), program (free) and cap ($21.27). The figures in parentheses are the
“Save for the cap, Spurs fans pay below the league average for all other items.
“The Team Marketing Report compiles a figure it deems the Fan Cost Index (FCI) which is the approximate cost for a family of four to attend a game – four average-price tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hot dogs, parking for one car, two programs, and two least-expensive, adult-size adjustable caps.
“Overall, the league FCI experienced a 4.5 percent increase to $301.06 with the San Antonio Spurs sitting above that figure with an FCI of $319.34.”
The good news is, when you go to the game, you can enjoy the second cheapest beer in the NBA. So if you want to forget about all the money you spent on tickets, or if the Spurs are losing, feel free to drown your sorrows in an ice-cold brew.
What do you think Spurs’ fans? Does the inflated ticket price bother you? Do you mind the increase? Is it worth it to see your favorite team play or would you rather just stay at home and catch the game on TV? Most people will pay for the experience, but man is it getting steep.
man spurs games seem cheap to me, being in houston. parking is minimum $10, and thats walking 4 blocks. beer is like $7.50. soda is like $5.50. hotdogs start at $7 and a big dog loaded is like $8:50-$9. and houston generally doesnt offer programs that i can remember ever seeing. ticket prices can be high as well, and not sure about a cap but one of the cheap kids jerseys was like $40 or something (been 3 yrs since i got one for my son)
I went to 8 games last year spending between 150 to 225 per ticket. This year the same seats are like 80 to 100$ more expensive. I have yet to make it to the ATT center this year...instead have stayed home and watched every game this season on my television. Between the cost of gas for me to drive down from Austin and the overpriced food and tickets im not sure I will make it to any games this season.
I have been a spurs fan for 8years and will always be one.
I just bought tickets to the Spurs Lakers game in San Antonio on April 11th & I got a pretty good deal for my tickets considering the fact that those particular seats are only available for this game. I paid $425.00 for my ticket but in reality the ticket is actually worth $600.00 but since it's a Wednesday game it was cheaper. I still paid a good amount but it's all worth it if your a die hard Spurs/NBA fan. Tickets are rising as expected I mean it is the San Antonio Spurs after all this isn't the Charlotte Bobcats or the Washington Wizards, this is one of the most respected sports franchises in all of sports. The main reason why tickets cost so much is because it depends who the Spurs are playing? for example if they are playing the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers or New York Knicks bigger market teams cost more, but that's just common sense when you think about it. I don't think Spurs games are the most expensive in the NBA? because last time I checked Lakers tickets cost a fortune, only Justin Bieber & or Kim Kardashian could afford them. Mavs tickets cost way more at the American Airlines Center in Dallas than they do in San Antonio at the AT&T Center, the reason for that is because there are more millionaires in Dallas than there are in San Antonio alone who are willing to pay more money for NBA tickets. It's all about big market city's and where they are playing, people with money that are willing to pay crazy loads of money to watch these games are what drives up ticket sales in a NBA market. Los Angeles is the worst of them all because there are ten's of thousands of millionaires in that city alone compared to San Antonio which only has about twelve. Bottom line is this people with the most money in most cases in certain NBA city's are what affects & drives up ticket prices. It also helps when a team is playing great like the Spurs do, that also has an affect on ticket prices as well. At the end of the day you have to ask your self how bad do you love your team, & how much are you willing to spend to have a great time? That's what defines a sporting event, that's what determins how much you love your team & if you are wiling to go the extra mile to watch them play. Spurs Tickets $425.00 yelling at the top of your lungs and cheering on your team priceless.
Beers in the Overtime section of the AT&T are $8 so I'd like to see where these prices come from. But I can't complain. As a student, I can get Club 200 seats for $5 and lower level seats (that are normally $125) for $30 with my student ID.