Heat Home Opener Ticket Prices – Are They Cooling Down After 1st Game Loss?
The Miami Heat-Boston Celtics game yesterday was perhaps one of the most anticipated games in NBA opening day history. The Miami power trio faced off against Boston’s equally impressive starting lineup of Pierce, Garnett, Shaw, Allen and Rondo. Hype surrounding the Miami Heat 2010-2011 season has soared ever since the management signed on LeBron and Bosh in the offseason. Ticket prices were much higher than usual for this game, but the trio could not beat the Celtics’ more distributed offensive attack last night, losing the game 80 to 88.
Ticket prices have been adjusted for teams across both conferences for when the Miami Heat come to town, but how fast will the loss yesterday reflect itself on the secondary market? Let’s take a look…
Listing prices on the resale market for the Heat’s first game at home averaged an astronomical $550/ticket before the season opened. Listing prices have now dropped to $504/ticket, but they are still well over what other teams are demanding on the secondary market. We will have to check back in on this to see if this downward trend continues beyond what is now approaching a 10% reduction in average prices.
Update as of 10/28/2010: Prices are now $420 making the reduction ~24% from the pre-opening game average.
Will the Miami Heat trio live up to their hype? How will they fare against more seasoned players who have fine tuned their team dynamic? How optimistic will fans continue to be? Stay tuned and check in with the SeatGeek Blog to learn how fickle (or not) Miami fans will be throughout the season as we continue to follow Miami Heat ticket price changes here at SeatGeek as only we can.