Sunday’s Game 7 of the NBA Finals is arguably the most anticipated game in NBA history, given the stakes for both teams. A lot of people want to be in the building for it, and they’re willing to pay a lot of money to be there. How much? According to StubHub, a pair of courtside seats went for almost six figures.
StubHub sold its most expensive non-suite seats in its 16-year history Friday, as a person bought two courtside seats to Game 7 of the NBA Finals for $49,500 apiece.
StubHub spokesman Cameron Papp told ESPN that the price of the seats topped the previous record of $37,000 paid on the ticket resale site for a courtside seat to Game 4 of the NBA Finals in 2008 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. StubHub also sold a seat to the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight last May for $35,000.
Papp said he could not disclose the buyer, but he did reveal that he was “well known.”
The buyer being “well-known” is interesting. There will be plenty of celebrities in the house at Oracle Arena, which will open up an obvious guessing game. Jay-Z and Beyonce were at Game 6 in Cleveland, and they can certainly afford those prices. We’ll find out tonight.