Buying NBA Tickets - How, When, Where
1) No Service Fees, It's a Must
Buying NBA basketball tickets can be expensive. The easiest and best way to cut costs is by finding the ticket exchange / ticket site which charges the least amount of fees. So, when looking to buy NBA basketball tickets there are a plethora of options to choose from, such as the NBA Ticket Exchange, StubHub, NBA.com, and many others. What TickPick offers is a vast selection of tickets to your favorite basketball team with a 100% money-back guarantee. TickPick is the only ticket site that offers NBA tickets without any service fees or convenience charges and guarantees the cheapest tickets.
TickPick charges sellers a 10% commission, and buyers 0%. This is why, on average, TickPick?s tickets are 5% to 15% cheaper than our competitor?s prices. On TickPick we show all-in prices, so the price you see is the price you pay. However, almost every other site will try to deceive you and hide fees. Thererfore, if you are going to compare basteball ticket prices, make sure that you compare the prices on the final check out page.
2) When to Buy NBA Tickets
During the NBA season, average NBA ticket prices (one month in advance of a game) are roughly $100 each. Generally, NBA ticket prices decrease gradually as game day approaches and 72 hours before the game tickets will have decreased in price by 30%. In the last 24 hours ticket prices will decrease (on average) by an additional 5%, or $5. Therefore, we believe the best time to buy cheap NBA tickets is three to seven days prior to game day. This is because NBA tickets are almost at their lowest prices, yet there?s still a large amount of tickets to choose from.
3) The Opponent Matters
If you are on a budget and trying to decide which basketball game to attend you should consider cutting costs by seeing a less popular opponent. This may seem obvious, but choosing to go to a game when Lebron James is in town can increase NBA tickets prices by 50% to 100% compared to other less attractive opponents. So, the more flexible your schedule is the greater your savings will likely be.
4) Discount NBA Tickets
In some cases a basketball team may offer some sort of discount promotion. However, it's quite rare, as most venues are small (around 18,000 capacity) and teams are hesitant to publicly disount their product. Here at TickPick, on top of offering basketball tickets with no fees, we also offer new customers a $10 discount off their first NBA ticket purchase. Just sign up here
and $10 will automatically be applied to your account.
5) Buying NBA Tickets Last Minute
As technology continues to evolve fans ability to buy basketball tickets last minute is further enhanced. Now many venues allow fans to enter the stadium by utilizing mobile ticket entry. However, unlike other sports like the MLB and the NFL, the NBA has not fully adopted this yet, so it depends on your team. With that said, you can buy always last minute backetball tickets on TickPick. Tickets are actually available all the way up to tip off, and sometimes even into the first half.
6) Bid On NBA Tickets
If you are looking at NBA ticket prices and you think they are just too expensive, think again. TickPick has created a unique bidding platform which allows fans to name their price. Most consumers don't realize that NBA ticket prices are changing constantly. For example, let's say you are looking at NBA playoff tickets and the cheapest price is $500. Using Tickpick's bidding platform you can set a bid for $300 on specific seats that you are interested in. Then if a seller lowers their prices to your $300 bid price, you'd be the first person to get that great deal. Find out more on how to bid on NBA tickets here
7) Where Should I Sit for an NBA game?
We've gone into great detail on how to get cheap basketball tickets, but where should you try to sit for an NBA game? The best seats are always going to be in the lower bowl closest to mid court, but these seats will also have the highest ticket prices. If you want sit in the lower level on a budget, we would advise looking into tickets in the corners of the court. They provide good value and offer better views of the action than sitting on the baseline behind the basket. When searching for tickets in the upper levels of these venues, the row location is more important than in the lower level. This is because the difference in rows are felt more in the upper level than in the lower level. For example, I would rather sit in rows 1-5 in a corner section in the upper level than in row 20 in an upper level section near mid court. When in doubt, trust the TickPick Score Report to help guide you to the best value.
8) Authentic and Guaranteed Basketball Tickets
This goes without saying, but it's obviously important to trust the source of where you are getting your bball tickets. If you are looking at NBA tickets on craigslist and it seems to good to be true, that means it's too good to be true. Buying NBA tickets on the cheap is important, but it's even more important to get authentic tickets. TickPick has a 100% BuyerTrust Guarantee
, and ensures every ticket is authentic.
Here at TickPick we pride ourselves on product, ticket prices and customer support. If you need help buying NBA basketball tickets, please reach out to us at 845-538-4567 or submit a request here
, we'd love to help!
How to Buy College Basketball Tickets
1) Don't Pay Service Fees, You Graduated!
There are tons of ticket sites out there that sell college basketball tickets, but only TickPick does not charge any service fees. By not paying service fees on TickPick, you can save anywhere from 10-20% on NCAA basketball tickets. So if you are purchasing tickets to March Madness, that 10-20% could be a difference of hundreds of dollars!
2) When to Buy College Basketball Tickets
It is near impossible to buy NCAA basketball tickets at the perfect time and the lowest price. In most cases, the college basketball conference tournaments and March Madness will be the most expensive tickets during the season. Normally, it is better to buy tickets to these events early before the excitement builds among alumni for their basketball teams. If you see tickets that you are interested in before the season starts, we would advise purchasing then as prices tend to go up once the season starts.
If you are looking to purchase tickets to a rivalry game then you should expect to pay top dollar. College basketball rivalries are typically the best games of the season, so prices rarely decrease unless the participating teams are having disappointing seasons. If we had to advise a certain time to buy tickets to one of these games, it would be 7-10 days before the game when inventory levels are still high.
Finally, the best way to score affordable NCAA basketball tickets is to go to a game against an out of conference opponent or weak team. For many teams you will be able to score tickets below $20 a seat, which is a fraction of the cost of going to game against a rival or conference opponent.
3) Best Seats for a College Basketball game
As a general rule for any basketball game, it is always best to sit as close to center court as possible in both the upper and lower levels. Many of the college basketball arenas will have bleacher seating without chairbacks in the upper levels, so it is important to keep that in mind when searching for tickets. There will also be blocks of sections that will be reserved for students, so if you don't want to sit by these rowdy fans, be sure to check on our college basketball seating chart pages so you know exactly where the students are sitting.
4) March Madness Tickets | Buying Tips and Tricks
Some of the most sought after college basketball tickets are for March Madness, also known as NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Tickets for these events are sold in strips or 'sessions', which make the purchasing experience very unique. Each venue will host a round or two each, and each round will be broken down into a session. Each round of games at a given venue is considered a session, so you will have access to multiple games in many cases. For example, if you think your team has a great chance to advance through the first and second round of the tournament, than you can purchase an All Sessions pass so you have access to all the games. If you purchase tickets this way, you can always resell individual session tickets if your favorite team is knocked out of the NCAA tournament.
You can also purchase tickets for March Madness for single sessions. These March Madness tickets will be more affordable than the All Sessions passes. However if you plan on attending multiple games, you will save money purchasing All Session passes rather than each session individually.
5) Bid on NCAA Basketball Tickets
If you are trying to go to the best college basketball games and the tickets are a bit out of your price range, TickPick has another option for you. We offer a unique bidding platform
that allows you to make offers on tickets in a given section. Sellers are able to see your offers and can instantly sell their college basketball tickets to you at your asking price. This is yet another innovation from TickPick designed to help you secure affordable college basketball tickets!
Here at TickPick we take great pride in providing the best prices, product, and customer service in the ticket industry. If you need any assistance buying NCAA Basketball tickets, don't hesitate to contact us at 845-538-4567 or submit a request here
, we'd love to help!