With the Warriors scheduled to host the Raptors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, a customer has set a new record for a per-seat purchase by paying $50,507.50 each for two seats totaling $101,015, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.
With Game 4 of the NBA Finals potentially the last home game of the series for the Warriors — the Raptors currently lead the series 1-0 and Game 5 will take place at Scotiabank Arena — this fan clearly went all-in for these seats.
It’s worth noting that this is likely a record purchase per seat through a team’s official website. During the 2017 Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, somebody paid $133,000 total for two seats for Game 5 at Oracle Arena. As noted in this article by USA Today Sports, service fees were nearly $10,000 per ticket, more than three times the face value of the tickets ($3,000). In other words, the tickets sold for roughly $113,000, meaning that each ticket was sold for roughly just under $57,000 each.
Nonetheless, with the Warriors playing potentially their last-ever home game at Oracle Arena in Game 4 — they will move to the newly-built Chase Center for the 2019-20 season — the face value of the Warriors’ home games during the NBA Finals will be higher than ever before.