For the first time in its history, France will host a prestigious NBA regular season game on January 24. The match, scheduled at the AccorHotels Arena, will pit Charlotte Hornets of Frenchman Nicolas Batum against Milwaukee Bucks of Greek MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. A major event in the capital – even if on a purely sporting level, the poster is not a shock – which for several months has caused a huge wait in the ranks of basketball fans.
And yet, a few days before the show, there are still places to sell. Not only on the legal resale sites, but on the official ticket office of the Parisian hall. A few hundred sesame seeds are even still available. But to take advantage of it, you will have to pay several hundred euros.
A weekend in New York with a game at Madison Square Garden is cheaper
The cheapest places, located high up behind the baskets, are on sale for 315 euros. And the prices go up as soon as you climb in the categories. 375, 450, 740, 940 and even 1,040 euros for seats located in the center of the field in the bottom rows. The last banknotes of 1600 euros have taken off in recent hours. Getting close to American basketball stars has a price. Pricing that makes many internet users say on social networks that at this price, it is more advantageous to make a weekend getaway in New York, hotel and ticket to Madison Square Garden of the New York Knicks…
In October, however, an online pre-sale of tickets was organized, causing a huge traffic jam with more than 100,000 people connected while the Parisian enclosure can only contain about 15,000 people. Even if we had to have patience in the queue and be very lucky to get to the sales platform, Internet users could benefit from more affordable prices starting at 65 euros (up to 650 euros for the most expensive tickets). And you have to believe that all the seats, at that time, had not been placed on the market.
9995 euros for a place on the courtside north
The price fever is not about to relapse since on the resale platforms, several hundred places remain available with prices varying between 200 euros and …. 9.995 euros! The price to pay to be installed at the level of the coveted courtside north, on a chair as close as possible to the stars of US basketball.
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