Founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has become one of the pillars of American sports. Comprised of thirty teams, the league plays a grueling 82-game regular season schedule. Major market franchises like the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers perennially are the top ticket sellers on both the primary and secondary market. But for fans, players and those in the ticket industry, the best time of the year in the NBA is the playoffs. Sixteen teams qualify, but only two teams will make it to the biggest event in the game, the NBA Finals. The best of seven series is one of the top grossing events in professional sports alongside the Super Bowl and World Series.

NBA Teams Charging Higher Ticket Prices Despite Lower Demand
The mantra for event operators defending ever-rising ticket prices is that higher demand equals higher pricing. Companies like Live Nation/Ticketmaster use it constantly, particularly in defense of the surge pricing “platinum” systems that kick prices up to the stratosphere during moments of high demand. The NBA doesn’t appear to... Read more
Phoenix Suns Insider Pleads Guilty to Stealing, Reselling Tickets
A longtime Phoenix Suns ticket office employee has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole thousands of tickets over several years, selling them on the resale market. Jeffrey Marcussen, who worked for the team from 2004-2019, agreed to pay back nearly half a million dollars as part of a... Read more
Crowd Restrictions Force Raptors to Halt Ticket Sales for Home Games
Restrictions on crowd sizes at live events put in place by Canadian authorities have forced the Toronto Raptors to halt all ticket sales for the time being. The team made the announcement late last week, with immediate impact, as the team had a game the following day against the... Read more
Raptors Fans Angered After Seeing Cancelled Tickets Re-Listed for Sale
Some Toronto sports fans are upset this week, having seen their tickets to upcoming games cancelled by team officials, only to later see them listed for sale by the team – at vastly inflated prices. The situation has arisen for many teams north of the border, where provincial officials... Read more
Ticketmaster, NBA Renew Official Ticketing Marketplace Deal
Ticketmaster and the National Basketball Association have announced that their deal making the ticket marketplace their official partner has been renewed for multiple seasons. The deal, first struck in 2012 and renewed in 2018, was set to expire soon but will now extend into the future, though the specific... Read more
Ontario, Quebec Reduce Capacity for Indoor Events to 50 Percent
Canada’s two most populous provinces announced they were reducing capacity on indoor events to 50 percent beginning Saturday, December 18. Ontario officials announced the changes Wednesday and Quebec Thursday, which impact all venues with a capacity for more than 1,000. The decision, taken as COVID concerns rise amid a... Read more
Ticketsmarter Signs Deal With New Orleans Pelicans
TicketSmarter and the New Orleans Pelicans have announced an agreement that will make the growing ticket resale marketplace an official partner of the NBA franchise. The deal will include making TIcketSmarter an official resale marketplace for the team, which plays its home games in the Smoothie King Center. “We... Read more
Ticketmaster, Monumental Renew Ticketing Deal in Washington, D.C.
Monumental Sports and Entertainment (MSE) announced the extension of their long-term ticketing deal with Ticketmaster this week, covering many high-profile entities in and around Washington D.C. As MSE’s official ticketing partner, Ticketmaster will faciliatate ticketing for all of the organization’s venues, as well as its sports franchises, whcih include... Read more
Toronto Raptors Tickets: Catch A Game VS Top Teams
The Toronto Raptors are all set to deliver epic gameplay this season and fans are quite excited. A huge crowd of fans are lining up to get their hands on Toronto Raptors tickets. After all, the team is very popular in the history of the NBA, and everybody wants... Read more
Philadelphia 76ers Announce Ticketmaster as New Official Ticketing Provider
The Philadelphia 76ers announced the signing of a new exclusive ticketing agreement with Ticketmaster, including the NBA franchise and its NBA G-League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats. The agreement will include a full integration allowing consumers to purchase and resell tickets through the Ticketmaster system, Sixers.com and the team’s... Read more