The Washington Wizards are easily the NBA’s worst squad with a 1-9 record after last night’s loss to the Bulls. Naturally (some lockout, some with the increased number of home games per week, some suckitude), attendance has really fallen off for the Wiz. When I say falling off, I mean no one is showing.
The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg did a piece yesterday on ticket prices and found this gem about a fan and his quest for cheap seats:
Kevin Walsh was having trouble staying interested in Monday’s BCS national title game, so he began surfing around StubHub. Not surprisingly, he found plenty of tickets to Tuesday’s Wizards-Raptors game for less than $10
Walsh and his freind contemplated a movie, until he went back to StubHub.
“Even with the instant download fees, it was cheaper to go to the Wizards game with four people than for myself to sit and watch a movie I didn’t really want to see,” he noted. So he went home, to order some NBA tickets and print them out. By the time he got there, the price had dropped to 30 cents.
Steinberg certainly did his research as he found some creative Craigslist Ads too:
“Face value is $30 each. Will sell for $5 each, however if you were to forget to send payment via PayPal, I would not be heartbroken. I will email the tickets once I hear there is someone willing to attend the game. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch Javale goaltend, Dray shoot 18 footers and The Nick Young baseline ballet, all against a team from Canada. Folks, it doesn’t get much better than this.”