Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr needs only 35 quick wins to become the fastest head coach to 300. Of course, he’s probably more interested in becoming the sixth NBA coach to threepeat.
Since Kerr was named head coach of the Warriors before the 2014-15 season, and demand for Golden State Warriors tickets — with one exception — have been going up, up, up, and this season is no exception, according to secondary ticket marketplace TicketIQ.com. As Golden State sits on the cusp of becoming just the sixth team to win three consecutive titles, the average asking price for a ticket at Oracle Arena is $463, making it not only the most expensive in Warriors history, but the most expensive across the NBA this season. The next highest average is $462 for the Los Angeles Lakers, who signed LeBron James in the off-season.
While the Warriors don’t have “The King” in residence, they are, most certainly, the kings of the NBA, and as such have seen a 1.5% rise in their already high ticket prices this season — and prices have nearly quadrupled since Kerr’s arrival. Of the 10 most expensive games on the secondary market this season, according to TicketIQ, the Warriors will play in eight and host six. The Lakers will host the other four.
The priciest game in the NBA this season is the Christmas Day Lakers at Warriors game, which checks in with a $1,768 average. Less than 600 tickets remain on the secondary market for that game. Only two other games have a current average asking price of more than $1,000, the February 2 Lakers at Warriors game, which is trending at $1,379, and the October 20 Houston Rockets at Lakers game, which has a current average asking price of $1,238.
The get-in price for the Christmas Day game is $364.25, also the highest in the NBA.
For fans wanting a seat at Oracle Arena, season tickets are sold out, though fans can get on the priority waiting list. For Tuesday’s home opener against Oklahoma City, standing room tickets are available for $75 through the Warriors primary market ticket partner, Ticketmaster. For seated tickets, fans can buy verified resale tickets, also through Ticketmaster, beginning at $85 in Section 221 high above the net. TicketIQ has a wide variety of seated tickets for season opener, including seats in Section 204, starting at $125.
This season likely marks the last one at Oracle Arena before the Warriors move across the San Francisco Bay into the Chase Center in the city’s Mission Bay neighborhood. The Warriors new arena is the second new professional sports stadium west of the Bay this decade and third this century. The NFL San Francisco 49ers moved into Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara) in 2014 and the MLB San Francisco Giants moved into AT&T Park (San Francisco) in 2000.
For the final home season in Oakland, the Warriors have three additional games that top $700 in average asking price — $791 for the February 23 Rockets game, $749 for the January 3 Rockets game, and $715 for the March 5 Boston Celtics game. Since James left Cleveland for Los Angeles, the recent Cavaliers-Warriors rivalry is likely no more.
Fans looking for a chance to see the NBA’s latest dynasty — the Warriors have played in the last four consecutive NBA Finals and have won three — TicketIQ has seats for every game, many with the company’s Low Price Guarantee. Among the tickets available are floor seats in Courtside 14, Row 3 for the January 3 Rockets game or seats in the upper level, Section 201, Row 12 beginning at $446 for the February 2 Lakers game.