If you’ve watched any high-profile NBA game on television over the past decade, you’ll undoubtedly have noticed some of the most recognizable people in American pop culture taking in the game from the courtsides. 

The courtside seats at the Staples Center have been a fantastic spot for stargazing over the past few decades as the likes of Jack Nicholson, Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Bill Murray and Dustin Hoffman have all been spotted sitting in the best seats in the house.

If you’re interested in purchasing courtside tickets for the Los Angeles Lakers, we’ve got you covered with a handy guide containing everything you need to know to get your hands on those coveted tickets.

How Much Do Courtside Tickets Cost?

The cost of courtside tickets for the Lakers varies greatly based on the demand of the game, the quality of opponent, and the day of the week.

The Lakers have a relatively small amount of courtside seating, as they have just two rows of courtside seats that are in front of sections 100, 102, 112 and 119. Due to the small amount of available courtside seats, these tickets tend to go for quite a bit of money.

The cheapest courtside ticket tends to cost about $4,800, and these tickets are usually for games against lower-level teams or games that take place on Tuesday or Wednesday nights. Higher-profile matchups, where the Lakers face off against stiff competition like the Bucks or 76ers, tend to go for about $7,000 or $7,500 per ticket but can go all the way up to $12,500 per ticket for games that are can’t-miss or in very high demand. 

Where Can I Buy Courtside Tickets for the Lakers?

One way to purchase courtside seats for the Lakers is to go through the team’s official ticketing department, which can be reached online via AXS or by phone at 888-929-7849. In addition to purchasing tickets through AXS, the Lakers also have a Ticket Exchange program through Ticketmaster, which offers verified resale tickets being sold by other Lakers ticket holders. Given how popular courtside tickets are, most of the offerings on the Lakers ticket marketplaces are verified ticket resales. 

If you find yourself unable to secure your desired seats from the Lakers directly, or if you simply want to purchase your tickets online hassle-free, SeatGeek is another fantastic option (not that we’re biased or anything). SeatGeek has the largest inventory of tickets on the Internet, which means you’ll have unparalleled access to the best selection of seats for any Lakers game – home or away. In addition to their robust ticket inventory, SeatGeek has its own Deal Score system, which makes it simple to find the best bargain for your desired seats. Click here to view a complete listing of Los Angeles Lakers courtside seats. 

How Do I Purchase Courtside Lakers Tickets?

You can purchase courtside seats easily through SeatGeek by going directly to the Los Angeles Lakers section, which can be found right here.  

Once you’ve made your way to the Lakers ticket section, you can head to the event page for the game or games that you’re interested in purchasing tickets for. 

Once you’ve reached the ticket map, you can select the courtside seats that you’d like and view the pricing details on the left. In addition to the price of the ticket, you’ll also see the Deal Score, which determines which tickets are the best deal. 

You can also zoom in closely on the map to view the rows and seating section details more closely. 

After you’ve narrowed down your search and found your desired seats, you can start the process of checking out by clicking the blue button which contains the price per ticket. 

This will bring you to a landing page where you enter your contact information, select your desired delivery method, and enter your billing information. 

Once you’ve entered your billing information, you can click continue to payment, which will finish the checkout process and complete your ticket purchase.   

What are some of the perks of courtside seats?

There are quite a few perks that go hand-in-hand with courtside tickets, which fall into three main categories: amenities, access, and visibility.


Since courtside seats are classified as a premium fan experience, they usually come bundled with added amenities designed to provide the best fan experience possible. Common amenities included with courtside tickets include complimentary food and beverage, padded chairs, parking passes and access to concierge services.


Courtside tickets offer unrivaled access to basketball games as you are mere feet away from the best players in the world. While sitting courtside, you’ll be able to hear the player communicate with each other and you’ll undoubtedly have the best view in the house – if not the best view in all of sports.


By sitting courtside, you’re almost guaranteed to get on the television broadcast of the game at some point. Another added benefit for sitting courtside seats is that it’s an incredible flex that will look fantastic on your social media accounts, as you’re bound to make all your friends and followers jealous when you post that perfect picture of yourself sitting courtside on Twitter or Instagram. 

Los Angeles Lakers Tickets

Whether you want courtside seats or something in the nosebleeds, SeatGeek has the ticket for you. Browse all Los Angeles Lakers tickets here or view upcoming games below. Don’t forget to use code TBA20NBA at checkout to save $20 off your purchase of $100 or more.

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