The 2019 NBA Finals have arrived after the Golden State Warriors made quick work on the Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals, winning in a four-game sweep. The Toronto Raptors have clinched their spot after a thrilling six-game series against Milwaukee out east, and now Golden State and Toronto will face off for the title.
As always, these will be the toughest basketball tickets to get a hold of all season, which prompts the question: how can you get the cheapest NBA Finals tickets?
When do NBA Finals Tickets Go On Sale?
There’s still some time to try and secure your NBA Finals tickets before they end up on the secondary market, which will see prices listed well above face value. The best way to do this is to check your team’s website, which should have the most up-to-date information on how to get tickets at face value, including on-sale times. This information will become available once the team clinches its spot in the NBA Finals, which is also when the NBA Finals schedule is released.
6/6 Warriors UPDATE
The Warriors have been announcing on-sale dates just ahead of their home games during this NBA Finals, and they have just officially announced the on-sale time for Game 6 (if necessary) tickets at Oracle Arena. Find out how to get Golden State Warriors NBA Finals tickets at face value below.
These Game 6 NBA Finals tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, June 6th at 4 pm PT.
- A Season Ticket Holder presale will begin on Thursday, June 6th at 9 am Pacific Time.
- Season Ticket Priority Wait List and Santa Cruz Warriors season ticket holders presales will begin at 10 am PT.
- Presales for Warriors fans can be accessed by signing up for their Warriors Insider email list. Fans who are signed up will receive information to participate in this presale ahead of the general on-sale later today, which can be accessed here.
Why should I buy tickets for the NBA Finals on TickPick?
Purchasing your tickets through TickPick is the cheapest option for major events like the NBA Finals, where prices are as high as they’ll be for a basketball game all year due to incredible demand – particularly for Raptors home games at Scotiabank Arena, where there fans have never had the opportunity to witness a home NBA Finals game before this series.
It’s cheaper-to-significantly cheaper to secure tickets through TickPick over competitors like StubHub simply because of TickPick’s no fee pricing structure that saves a buyer anywhere from 10-20% per ticket that other sites charge for service fees.
Take a look at the example below of a ticket listing for 4 seats in Row 24 of Section 116 (seats 10-13, in particular) for Home Game 1 in Toronto. Please note that all of the following prices mentioned are in USD.
You’ll see that these seats are initially showing at $2,070 per ticket on StubHub, which is a (relatively) good deal for great seats for this historic game, right? You’d think so, until you get to the checkout page where they tack on their service fees, or if you simply click on the filter that allows a user to see the actual price a buyer would be paying per ticket when fees are included. Notice what happens when the filter is applied that allows users to see what the price they’d really pay would show up as.
StubHub’s Price at Checkout With Their Service Fees Added (as of 5/28)
The price jumps from $2,070 per ticket all the way to $2,739.50, which amounts to an incredibly-high service fee that would cost a buyer an extra $669.50 PER TICKET, just in fees alone. Even with the $100 discount code being offered (which is misleading [not even 10% off] and shown at the top of the graphic), you’re still paying an average of $645.50 per ticket in service fees through StubHub.
Now, compare that with the checkout page below for the exact same tickets on TickPick that are displaying for $2,258 per ticket from start to finish. While prices may initially appear higher on TickPick, they will ultimately be much cheaper at checkout, as there’s never any service fees tacked on when buying tickets on TickPick.
TickPick’s Listed Price & Price at Checkout (as of 5/28)
Purchasing a 4-pack of tickets the exact same seats shown above on StubHub through TickPick at $9.032 total saves a buyer a whopping $1,826 over purchasing that same 4-pack on StubHub for $10,858 total (even with the $100 discount applied). These are some of the best seats in the house for these games, so if you’re looking to sit down low near the court, why pay over $1,800 for the exact same seats when you can spend that money on lodging or airfare to see your team play?
How to Get Sold Out NBA finals Tickets
If you weren’t able to secure tickets through any presales or general sales for the NBA Finals, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Tickets can still be purchased from secondary marketplaces, although the prices will not be at face value. When a major event as important as the NBA Finals comes around, market prices are anticipated to be on the higher side, but that doesn’t mean that good deals can’t be had – if you know where to look.
How to get the cheapest NBA Finals tickets
With high prices come high service fees with many marketplaces, but not TickPick. Here at TickPick we have no service fees, making us your source for the cheapest NBA Finals tickets on the secondary market. Given these high face values and extreme resale value of the Finals regardless of matchup, prices can get out of hand quickly when you factor in the fees that every other marketplace aside from TickPick will charge you on top of the listed price.
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