INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – What was once a hot ticket in town has gone awfully cold.
According to an article on Forbes.com, the average price for a ticket to see the Indiana Pacers is cheaper than any other series in the second round. Despite the price, hundreds of seats are still available.
The Forbes article also stated that the average price for a game two ticket is $56.76. That’s about 50 percent cheaper than Indiana’s second round playoff average.
The cheapest ticket 24-Hour News 8 found on Ticketmaster through Pacers.com was $33.20. The seat was in the last row in section 211, one of the far corners in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Pacers play recently might have left fans’ heads spinning. But it’s not like the team is being forced to hand out tickets.
However at the price 24-Hour News 8 found them at on Wednesday, it almost feels like a giveaway.
After a quick search online, 24-Hour News 8 found seats for less than $7. That’s cheaper than two gallons of gas.
“Yeah that’s extremely low I would think,” said one lady at the pump.
So low, even riding the Pacers Bikeshare program is cheaper. Often times grabbing a bite to eat even costs more than the cheapest ticket.
“I got a Wreck from Potbelly’s,” said Danny Embry as he a took a bite out of his sandwich. “Seven dollars, no chips.”
Another man downtown spent $8.50 for a burger and fries.
“I feel like you can’t even go to a regular season game for $7 usually,” said Embry.
Scanning through Stubhub.com, Andrew Nevill couldn’t believe prices he was finding.
“You’d think they’d be selling for a little bit more for round two of the playoffs,” he said.
Hearing tickets were as low as $6.95 left Embry a little upset.
“That bums me out a little bit because that means people don’t want to go as much as they probably should since we’re in the playoffs,” he said.
So that begs the question, what’s more valuable? Spending that hard earned cash on lunch, or to cheer on the hometown team?
“A Pacers ticket,” said one man who just spent $9 on a burrito and a drink.
“Wow, this sandwich dude,” laughed Embry. “That’s so terrible. But yeah I mean I’m hungry, this sandwich is really good.”
“I’d take a Pacers game over my lunch any day,” smiled Nevill. “If I got it from somewhere else it might be a little closer call.”
By 6 p.m. 24-Hour News 8 couldn’t find tickets online for less than $7, but did find several for only as low as $8.50.
The Pacers play in game two Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 7 p.m.