Rockets Playoff Fever
Search for Rockets-Clippers Game 7 tickets soars as prices exceed $4,000 and counting
Better check that credit card limit, Rockets fans. Seats at Sunday's Game 7 against the LA Clippers are as scarce as hen's teeth and priced through the stratosphere.
Just ask ticket agent Patrick Ryan of The Ticket Experience whose email alert to customers this morning began, "On one hand there is so much to say. On the other hand, I am speechless. The market is pretty insane."
It's so insane in fact that seats in the lower level between the the hoops are going at $4,000 a pop. Ryan equates that to the cost of a small car. If that's too high a price to pay, perhaps the ledge dining seats at $725 are more palatable. Tickets haven't reached this level since the Clutch City days of Hakeem Olajuwon.
Sure, everyone wants to see Josh Smith slam his critics one more time. Yes, we want to see James Harden and Dwight Howard do their thing. And we all want to be there. But, seriously?
Ryan explains the over-the-top enthusiasm, "It's not just that they won but the fashion in which they won . . . There was every level of drama involved in last night's game — despair, hope and then dominance."
"This is why people like sports.You can't manufacture drama like this on TV or in the movies without it looking totally fake."
Okay, Ryan. You're killing us.
On Twitter, some CultureMap readers offered their accounts of the search for tickets:
@culturemap Spent 90 min trying to purchase tickets on http://t.co/QfYW2A1Lgu + FlashSeats last night ... no dice! Great to see the support.— Austin Staton (@AStaton) May 15, 2015
@culturemap bought 2 in section 616 row 6 for under 1000 for the pair. Flash seats. Had no problem but prices in center are superhigh— J D W (@jenifer42791314) May 15, 2015