Winning the NBA isn't cheap - just ask the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors and their fans.
The two companies face off in the 2022 NBA Finals. The series kicks off at the Warriors Home Arena, San Francisco's Chase Center, and will relocate to Boston's TD Garden on Wednesday.
Millions of people will be tuning in from home, but thousands of spectators will pay exorbitant prices to enter the building.
According to the Team Marketing Report, both the Warriors and the Celtics have been ranked in the top five most expensive NBA teams for tickets for the 2021-22 season and overall the "Fan Cost Index".
The average ticket price for both teams has exceeded $ 100, and they have grown rapidly for the finals.
The average price of a Game 1 ticket a day before the series started was $ 873 in vivid seats, making it the most expensive event at the Chase Center since the venue opened in 2019 (h / t ESPN's Tom Vanharen).
Game 1 was the most expensive game of the NBA season for three days. Tickets for Sunday's Game 2 start at $ 820 after paying a fee on Ticketmaster from Friday (h / t SF Gate's Andrew Koopmans).
With the return to the finals in Boston for the first time in 12 years, it's no surprise that TD Garden ticket prices are just as crazy. The cheapest ticket for Game 3, the first game in Boston on Wednesday, starts at $ 662.
Friday's game takes 4 things to another level. There are only a handful of tickets listed below the four numbers - again, before the fee - Vivid seats start at $ 955.
When the series reaches a decisive Game 7, the starting price of a spot inside the Chase Center has already exceeded 1,100.