Want to see the Orlando Magic play at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals? The secondary ticket market might be your best bet.
Tickets for Games 3 and 4 (and Game 6, if necessary) in Orlando sold out in a little over five minutes yesterday, May 19, according to the team when they put them up for sale. In Cleveland, tickets for Games 1 and 2, which start tonight (and Games 5 and 7, if necessary), met with a similar fate. While Cleveland played in the Eastern Conference Final last season, the Magic haven’t played in it since the mid-1990s. See the video below.
Joel Glass, spokesperson for the Magic, told WESH-TV in Orlando that due to season ticket holders snapping up the majority of tickets, less than 1,000 were available to the general public for the three games, hence the rapid sell out. Capacity for basketball games at the Amway Arena is just over 17,500.
“We gave every opportunity to people who invest in our team, and the remainder of the tickets go to the general public,” Glass told WESH-TV.
Today on online resale sites, such as TicketLiquidator and StubHub, bargains could still be found. Tickets for the Orlando games, for example, were starting at $63 each on StubHub and $73 on TicketLiquidator.