How to Buy and Sell NBA Tickets

Nov 17, 2023


Emily Kho

The NBA season is here! With the world increasingly moving towards the digital realm, we understand how important it is for you to have a reliable source for securing your tickets, and that’s where SeatGeek comes in.  

Fans looking to purchase NBA tickets often worry about whether or not they are buying from a legitimate site. You may ask yourself, “How do I know the best time to buy tickets? or “How do I know which ticket marketplace I can trust?”— and for good reason. Nobody wants to get ripped off! 

This comprehensive guide will answer all your burning questions about buying and selling NBA tickets with SeatGeek.

First of all, can I trust SeatGeek?

Yes, you can trust SeatGeek to buy NBA tickets! SeatGeek takes precautions to ensure all our tickets are sold from reputable sources. Some common sellers on SeatGeek’s platform include licensed sellers, SeatGeek customers, ticket brokers and official NBA box offices. 

To give you extra peace of mind, all tickets sold via SeatGeek are protected by a Buyers Guarantee. With Buyers Guarantee, your tickets will arrive on time, provide valid entry, and match the ones you ordered. You will also be covered in times of postponed games, cancellations, view obstruction and more. You can learn more about the selling process here.

SeatGeek has earned the trust of primary market NBA clients like the Cleveland Cavaliers and Utah Jazz. These esteemed organizations rely on us to provide fans with the best-in-class ticketing experience. Check out the Utah Jazz press release for more insights into our partnerships. Our commitment to excellence extends to all our users, ensuring a seamless ticket-buying experience. 

How can I buy NBA tickets on SeatGeek?

SeatGeek makes it easy to buy NBA tickets. Fans can purchase tickets at via their desktop computer or mobile device, or by downloading the SeatGeek app. While all of these options will work, we recommend downloading the SeatGeek app for all your ticketing needs. The SeatGeek app is the quickest way to check up on game day updates, view your tickets and gain entry on game day. 

Buying NBA Tickets on Desktop Website 

  1. To purchase NBA tickets on SeatGeek’s desktop website, head to the official NBA page or type your favorite team in the search bar. For example, the Golden State Warriors

  2. Once you’re on the page for the NBA team of your choice, you can browse upcoming games and select the game you want to attend.

  3. When you select your ideal game, you will be shown a list of tickets and an interactive seat map. We recommend using the filters at the top of the page to find the best deals. 

  4. When you’re happy with your tickets, select the amount you want to purchase and select ‘Go to checkout.’ 

  5. You will start by inputting an email address where you would like to receive your tickets and then complete the billing process. Once the purchase is complete, you will receive the tickets in your inbox.

Buying NBA Tickets on Mobile Website 

  1. Once on SeatGeek’s website, you want to type in the name of the NBA team you want to see. You can also select NBA to view a list of the teams.

  2. When you select the team you want to see, you will be shown a list of the upcoming games and starting prices. Click on the game you wish to attend to view specific ticket details. 

  3. At the top of the screen, you will see an interactive seat map followed by a list of tickets from cheapest to most expensive. 

  4. When you pick your seats, select the amount and head to checkout, where you will be prompted to enter your e-mail address and billing information. 

  5. After completing the purchase, you will receive the tickets straight to your inbox! 

Buying NBA Tickets on the SeatGeek App 

  1. Once you’ve downloaded the SeatGeek App, you must either sign up or log in to your account. 

  2. At the bottom of the app, select the magnifying glass and type the name of the NBA team you want to buy tickets for.

  3. When you select the team, you will be taken to a new page that lists all upcoming games. Simply click on the game you wish to attend to start looking for your tickets.

  4. Once you have picked a game, you will see an interactive seat map on the top and a list of all available tickets for that game from lowest to highest pricing. 

  5. When you pick the tickets you want to purchase, click on the link, select the number of tickets you want to purchase, and tap ‘continue.’

  6. Now, you can pay with Apple Pay, pay in installments, or enter your desired payment information. Once the purchase is complete, you will receive the ticket information in your app! 

For additional information on how to buy NBA tickets with SeatGeek, check out our Help Center, where you’ll find detailed information to guide you through the process. .

How much are NBA tickets?

NBA ticket prices vary depending on several factors, including the matchup, venue, point in the season and seat location. Let’s highlight ticket prices and perks for some of the league’s top teams to give you an idea of what to expect.

Tickets for the New York Knicks range from $22.00 to $7,479.00, with an average ticket price of $300.00. Upper stadium seats will be the cheapest, while courtside tickets will be the most expensive. If you’re looking for a VIP experience, some perks for VIP New York Knicks tickets include lower-level seats, $25.00 food and beverage vouchers, an official Knicks gift bundle and more. 

Tickets for Golden State Warriors games start around $35.00 for upper-level seating, with an average ticket price of $400.00. Upper stadium seats will usually be priced the lowest, whereas VIP and Courtside tickets will be the highest. Some VIP perks for Warriors games include lower-level seating, an autographed basketball from a current or former player, $25.00 in food and beverage credit and more. 

Tickets for Cleveland Cavaliers games have seen prices as low as $5.00 with an average price of $200.00. Upper stadium tickets will be priced the lowest, whereas Courtside and VIP tickets will be the highest. Some VIP Cavaliers perks include lower-level seating, $25.00 food and beverage credit, $25.00 NBA Shop merch credit and more. 

Fans can also purchase half-season or quarter-season membership packages to access games throughout the year. 

How can I buy cheap NBA tickets?

If you're looking to buy cheap NBA tickets, SeatGeek has you covered. Our innovative ‘Deal Score’ feature helps you find the best bargains on tickets in any section for any game. Deal Scores range from 1-10, with 10 being the best. 

Aside from utilizing the ‘Deal Score’ feature, a few additional tips can help you find cheap NBA tickets. 

  1. Preseason tickets are generally cheaper than regular season or postseason games. Preseason tickets for the Indiana Pacers can be found for as low as $1.00! 

  2. Every season, a few teams have lower ticket prices than the rest. The cheapest NBA teams to see are the Utah Jazz, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies

  3. Lastly, where you sit will largely determine the price you pay for NBA tickets. Upper stadium seats are always your best option for buying cheap NBA tickets. 

If you’re not ready to decide on purchasing NBA tickets, you can always ‘track the event’ by clicking the heart on the event page and waiting until the price drops to fit your budget.

How can I sell my NBA tickets?

Life can throw unexpected curveballs, and you might find yourself unable to attend a game you already purchased tickets for. In such cases, SeatGeek makes it easy to sell your NBA tickets

First, you’ll need to visit the Tickets area of SeatGeek’s website or app, where you can select the ‘Sell Tickets’ button. Keep in mind that you can only sell tickets that have been uploaded to your SeatGeek account, so make sure you log in first. 

For a detailed guide on how to list your NBA tickets for sale, refer to the help center. We’ll walk you through the process, ensuring a hassle-free experience for sellers. 

Now that you’re ready to buy or sell NBA tickets with SeatGeek, head to the Official NBA Page to start browsing! With our commitment to trustworthiness, seamless purchasing options and tools to find the cheapest NBA tickets, we’ve got you covered. 

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