With the 2017 NBA Finals kicking off Thursday night, tickets for the rubber series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are in contention to be the most in-demand we have seen over the past three seasons.

Tickets for Game 1 of the series, at Oracle Arena in Oakland, are reselling for an average of $1,357, which–if demand holds–would top last year’s Game 1 resale average of $1,026.

However, at this time last year–two days before the finals–Game 1 tickets checked in at just over $1,500. Game 2 tickets are currently reselling for nearly $1,300 on average.

Historical NBA Finals Ticket Prices

Here is how prices are shaping up for this year’s NBA Finals, and how that compares to the past two years of the Cavs-Warriors championship series.

2017 NBA Finals Ticket Prices

Game Location Avg. Resale Price Get-In Price
Game 1 Oakland $1,357 $522
Game 2 Oakland $1,290 $625
Game 3 Cleveland $969 $397
Game 4 Cleveland $771 $514
Game 5 Oakland $1,555 $781
Game 6 Cleveland $685 $585
Game 7 Oakland $1,662 $1,090

2016 NBA Finals Ticket Prices

Game Location Avg. Resale Price Get-In Price
Game 1 Oakland $1,501 $872
Game 2 Oakland $1,393 $854
Game 3 Cleveland $810 $341
Game 4 Cleveland $761 $336
Game 5 Oakland $1,544 $903
Game 6 Cleveland $1,019 $605
Game 7 Oakland $1,909 $1,136

2015 NBA Finals Ticket Prices

Game Location Avg. Resale Price Get-In Price
Game 1 Oakland $1,335 $598
Game 2 Oakland $1,437 $703
Game 3 Cleveland $1,303 $428
Game 4 Cleveland $1,053 $487
Game 5 Oakland $1,302 $822
Game 6 Cleveland $1,531 $612
Game 7 Oakland n/a n/a

Prices are shaping up to be two thirds to half as expensive in Cleveland, where Game 3 tickets are reselling for just over $950 on average and Game 4 tickets are reselling for just under $800.

NBA Finals Tickets


The current “get-in” price (cheapest ticket) for NBA Finals Game 1 in Oakland is currently $475. The get-in price for Game 2 is $578. Game 3 is currently the cheapest option, with tickets going for as low as $393. Browse all NBA Finals Games here.

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