The Los Angeles Lakers were founded in 1946 in Detroit before making their move to Minneapolis, where they got their nickname the “Lakers”. They are currently one of thirty teams that form the National Basketball Association. They play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference, along with the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento. The Lakers play all their home games during the regular and post seasons at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which opened in 1999.
Often criticized for a laissez-faire attitude toward their sports franchises, the Los Angeles Lakers fan base is known for the celebrities more their passion. The most famous of those celebrity fans is, of course, movie star Jack Nickolson. Sitting courtside for many of the Lakers home games, he is the most visible and most iconic of all Lakers fans.
The fans of the Lakers have historically reached a little deeper in their pockets for tickets to big games their team participates. During the 2008 NBA Finals, the secondary market had the highest ticket prices ever for Finals games, for the three games that were played at the Staple Center. Part of that could have been their match-up with their rival the Boston Celtics.
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
The King of Country took his No. 1 spot back on Wednesday’s best-selling events, according to Ticket Club sales data. George Strait’s Notre Dame Stadium show in August will be just one of his two scheduled shows outside of Las Vegas. On top of that, Strait will be just... Read more
When the Los Angeles Lakers announced that a select number of tickets would be released for Kobe Bryant’s memorial service, fans jumped at the chance to celebrate the NBA legend. However, shortly after registering on Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform, thousands were notified via email that they had been placed... Read more
Tuesday’s Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers game took the top spot following Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s death, according to Ticket Club sales data. Bryant passed away Sunday following a helicopter crash that also claimed the life of his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. The basketball star spent his entire... Read more
The NFL playoffs continued their stay atop Tuesday’s best-sellers, according to Ticket Club sales data. The NFC Championship between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers took the top spot, followed by the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans AFC title game. The Titans upset Super Bowl favorites... Read more
The Kansas City Chiefs will host an AFC Divisional Home Game, which reached No. 1 on the weekend’s best-selling events list, according to Ticket Club sales data. The Chiefs’ opponent will be determined in the wild card rounds. The NFL playoffs took two other top spots for wild card... Read more
The Lakers vs. Clippers rivalry is alive and well as the two teams’ Christmas Day face-off took the top-selling event spot, according to Ticket Club sales data. The Clippers ended up taking a close victory. Lakers star LeBron James aggravated a groin injury during the game, which could mean... Read more
Motley Crue have held the best-selling event spot for over a week, according to Ticket Club sales data. The Crue announced their reunion earlier this month with a tour alongside fellow 80’s rockers Def Leppard and Poison. The Stadium Tour’s stops in Boston and Milwaukee claimed the top two... Read more
Yesterday’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders scored the top spot once again on Sunday’s best-sellers, according to Ticket Club sales data. The Chiefs dominated the game, making them the most-likely AFC West champs; their upcoming games against the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers also... Read more
The Kansas City Chiefs game against the Oakland Raiders took the top spot on Tuesday’s best-sellers, according to Ticket Club sales data. The Chiefs and Raiders will face-off in Kansas City this weekend and fight for the top spot in the AFC West. The Chiefs are in the lead... Read more