Two Courtside Tickets to Game 7 of Cavs-Warriors Sell for $100K
Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals takes place on Sunday (June 19) in Oakland, and tickets are fetching huge pricetags.
According to ESPN, StubHub sold its most expensive non-suite seats in its 16-year history this week, with someone buying two courtside seats for $49,500 apiece.
StubHub spokesman Cameron Papp told ESPN that the price topped the previous record -- $37,000 paid for Game 4 of the NBA Finals in 2008 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. They also sold a seat to the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight last May for $35,000.
StubHub would not disclose the identity of the buyer, but says he was "well known."
The anticipated game is for the 2016 NBA championship, between the Cleveland Cavaliers and reigning champion, Golden State Warriors. The Cavs have won each of the past two games to set up Sunday's Game 7 against at Oakland's Oracle Arena.
StubHub sold five other tickets to Game 6 for $25,000 each, while the Warriors' resale site sold two tickets on Friday to Sunday's game for $21,500 each.