The Cavs are 0–5 after losing last night to the Pistons in Detroit, so can you blame Cleveland fans if they’re not exactly rushing to buy tickets to see them play?
Cleveland played the Nets at home on Wednesday and, as TMZ points out, you could buy tickets to the game for just $2. That was the price you would pay about a half hour before tipoff if you searched on Flash Seats, a ticket app owned by Cavs owner Dan Gilbert. I thought that must be an outlier. The price doesn’t include fees, I’d never heard of that app before and tickets always drop right before the start of the game.
But ticket prices for future games aren’t much steeper. On StubHub, the cheapest ticket to Saturday’s game against the Pacers is $12.50, with fees included. Even a Saturday night game against the Raptors, a candidate to win the East, only costs $17 to see.
Attendance is apparently still good at Cavs games, though. Both of Cleveland’s home games this year listed an attendance of 19,432. The team may have sold that many tickets, but who knows how many people actually showed up.
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SOURCE: Sports Illustrated, Dan Gartland