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Cost of Attending a National Basketball Association Game (2002-03)

The figures below are from Team Marketing Report's "Fan Cost Index". The survey tracks the cost of attendance for a family of four. The FCI includes: two adult average price tickets; two child average price tickets; four small soft drinks; two small beers; four hot dogs; two programs; parking; and two adult-size caps.

View the full NBA Fan Cost Index


NBA League Average

Avg. Ticket: $43.65

FCI: $254.88

When the NBA Fan Cost Index was first published in 1991-92, the avg. ticket cost was $22.52. The FCI was $141.91.


NBA franchises listed from highest to lowest FCI.


Los Angeles Lakers

Avg. Ticket: $71.06

FCI: $371.74


New York Knicks

Avg. Ticket: $64.10

FCI: $357.89


New Jersey Nets

Avg. Ticket: $54.36

FCI: $308.45


Sacramento Kings

Avg. Ticket: $58.83

FCI: $308.32


Miami Heat

Avg. Ticket: $51.37

FCI: $299.46


Chicago Bulls

Avg. Ticket: $50.67

FCI: $288.69


Dallas Mavericks

Avg. Ticket: $50.33

FCI: $288.29


Houston Rockets

Avg. Ticket: $54.21

FCI: $280.84


Boston Celtics

Avg. Ticket: $48.17

FCI: $280.68


Washington Wizards

Avg. Ticket: $46.83

FCI: $274.32


Portland Trailblazers

Avg. Ticket: $46.90

FCI: $273.59


New Orleans Hornets

Avg. Ticket: $37.99

FCI: $253.94


Philadelphia 76ers

Avg. Ticket: $42.09

FCI: $250.84


San Antonio Spurs

Avg. Ticket: $41.69

FCI: $248.77


Los Angeles Clippers

Avg. Ticket: $40.18

FCI: $248.22


Indiana Pacers

Avg. Ticket: $42.33

FCI: $243.33


Atlanta Hawks

Avg. Ticket: $37.50

FCI: $242.47


Phoenix Suns

Avg. Ticket: $42.32

FCI: $236.97


Milwaukee Bucks

Avg. Ticket: $39.13

FCI: $234.49


Orlando Magic

Avg. Ticket: $41.55

FCI: $229.19


Utah Jazz

Avg. Ticket: $38.66

FCI: $227.14


Cleveland Cavaliers

Avg. Ticket: $38.52

FCI: $224.06


Minnesota Timberwolves

Avg. Ticket: $36.65

FCI: $218.11


Memphis Grizzlies

Avg. Ticket: $34.01

FCI: $207.52


Seattle Supersonics

Avg. Ticket: $34.01

FCI: $207.52


Denver Nuggets

Avg. Ticket: $32.77

FCI: $204.58


Detroit Pistons

Avg. Ticket: $30.60

FCI: $195.40


Toronto Raptors

Avg. Ticket: $31.04

FCI: $193.90


Golden State Warriors

Avg. Ticket: $26.38

FCI: $184.52



Source: Team Marketing Report


View the Cost of Attending a Game for the Other Major Pro Sports Leagues:

MLB (2002)

NFL (2002)

NHL (2002-03)