The 2016-2017 NBA season just kicked off, with the Golden State Warriors stirring a lot of excitement after last year’s record 24-0 start. Despite a surprising loss to the San Antonio Spurs during yesterday’s season opener, ticket prices for the team are still higher than the average fan is likely looking to spend. But those who want to see this super team on a budget aren’t completely out of luck — SeatGeek has some tips to help you spend money the smart way.

Tip 1: Avoid Friday and Saturday Games

Primetime, weekend games are often the priciest on the secondary market. Warriors games at Oracle Arena on Mondays and Sundays this upcoming season offer fans the best value. Click here to check out the team schedule and current lowest ticket prices.

Tip 2: Early-Season Games Might Offer a Deal

Last season, Warriors home games in October and November were better deals than those later in the season when prices skyrocketed. We’re seeing a similar trend for this season – while there is some initial excitement around the games that open the season, matchups in November and December might be a better chance to score a good deal on tickets than the later months.

Tip 2: Buying in Advance Could be a Savvy Move

Last season, prices climbed as the Warriors chased the NBA wins record. If you think the addition of Durant will help them rise to the top yet again, and want to catch one of those late-season games, the time to buy is far in advance of the season-ending games.

Tip 3: Opponent Matters

Prices can vary greatly depending on the visiting team. Warriors fans can save on tickets by avoiding visits from the Cavaliers, Spurs, and Thunder, and keeping an eye out for deals on tickets to see the Hawks, Magic, and Nets play at Oracle Arena. View the full Oracle Arena schedule here.

Tip 4: Pick a Smart Road Trip Destination

One of the best experiences an NBA fan can have is the chance to see their team play on the road. Golden State fans who are up for a trip this season should circle away games against the Jazz, Pelicans, and Bucks on their calendars, while visits to the Cavs, Knicks, and Heat might not offer the best value. Browse Golden State Warriors tickets here.


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