The Good Old Days in Miami Are Long Gone

August 29th, 2010 by Pedro Heizer Leave a reply »

Two years ago, you were able to walk up to the American Airlines Arena for a regular season Miami Heat game and find decent prices for tickets for that game. You could probably sit a few rows behind the Heat bench for about $100, and the 400 level (the Nosebleeds) were going for $10. The Heat were so desperate to sell tickets that they came up with the idea to sell season tickets for $10 a game so that was $410 for the entire season.

But, the good old days are gone. Since the addition of LeBron James and Chris Bosh, Miami has seen a boost in ticket sales that are downright disgusting. The minute LeBron announced his decision, season tickets were sold out and the hunt for one mere ticket began.

A Fort Lauderdale ticket broker tells that some court-side seats for the Heat’s October 29 home-opener against the Orlando Magic are selling for $7,500-a-piece. “And if the Heat win their first 10-12 games, it’s going to go past $10,000,” said Todd Chitoff of

This ticket boom isn’t only happening in Miami but ...

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