Tickets for Game 5 of the NBA Finals are in such high demand that one fan has paid six figures for a pair of courtside seats.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell, citing a Golden State Warriors source, reports that a buyer paid $133,000 for two floor seats for Monday’s game at Oakland’s Oracle Arena, including over $17,000 in fees. According to Rovell, the seats were sold by a season ticket holder on Ticketmaster’s resale platform. (At face value, courtside tickets for the game ranged from $4,000 to $5,500.)
The sky-high price is more than the record Game 7 seats sold by StubHub last year for $49,500 each.
A Warriors spokesman later confirmed to HuffPost the tickets sold via the team’s resale platform.
The Warriors currently hold a 3-1 lead in the series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and would clinch the championship with a victory on Monday. It’s the third year in a row the two teams have faced each other in the finals.
As of Monday afternoon, tickets were still available on Ticketmaster and StubHub starting at $600.
The most expensive seats still up for grabs are a pair in Oracle’s section 109, offered on Ticketmaster for a cool $57,878 a piece (not including fees).
If the Warriors lose Monday, the series returns to Cleveland for Game 6. Tickets for that possible game are a relative bargain on StubHub, starting at $368 for upper corner seats.
This story has been updated to reflect the Warriors’ confirmation of the ticket sales.
Source: Huffington Post Sports