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.

NY’s Barclays Center Abruptly Drops SeatGeek for Ticketmaster
In a sudden shift, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is reportedly switching its ticketing provider, running back to Ticketmaster just a year after switching to competitor SeatGeek. The move, reported Friday by the New York Times, came abruptly, noticed when a Friday concert announcement for a May performance by Jackson Wang... Read more
SeatGeek Expands NBA Presence With Utah Jazz Partnership
SeatGeek announced its second major professional sports franchise partnership in just three days on Thursday, revealing a deal that makes it the primary box office partner for the Utah Jazz and their home arena. The deal will bring SeatGeek to Vivint Arena as Official Ticketing partner in a multi-year... Read more
Ex-Suns Ticketing Executive Gets Jail Time in Fraud Scheme
A former ticket office executive for the Phoenix Suns has been sentenced to a year in jail and three years of supervised probation in connection with a scheme involving the use of insider system access to steal tickets that would be sold through StubHub. Jeffrey Allen Marcussen  pleaded guilty... Read more
MSG Bans Plaintiff Lawyers in Ticket Lawsuit From Events, Venues
Madison Square Garden has reportedly banned a New York City law firm and its lawyers from attending events at any of its venues. Their crime? Representing clients who have filed a lawsuit against the venue or teams alleging they have violated New York law related to tickets and ticket... Read more
Washington Wizards VIP Box And Suites
So what if your favorite NBA team, the Washington Wizards, didn’t make it past the postseason contention this season? You can always cheer for the team next season as the players make a wonderful and mighty comeback! And when that happens, you can be ready with your Washington Wizards... Read more
Man Arrested in Boston Allegedly Selling Fake NBA Finals Tickets
Ticket prices for the NBA finals between the Boston Celtics and Golden Warriors have been so hot, team officials have warned fans to be vigilant about unauthorized sales channels and counterfeits. Just prior to Wednesday’s Game Three in Boston, a Connecticut man was arrested near TD Garden in possession... Read more
NBA Finals Ticket Prices Soaring as Boston vs. Golden State Tips Off
The 2022 NBA Finals kick off on Thursday night in San Francisco, and fans are paying the highest prices – ever – for tickets to see the games. The matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors pits one of the league’s iconic franchises against its most... Read more
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