Cost of attending Celtics games is pretty average in the NBA

Jared Wickerham

Watching the Celtics isn't cheap, but it isn't as expensive as some NBA cities.

Nerd Wallet did a study on the average price of attending games at NBA arenas.  Turns out the Celtics are ranked 16th out of the 30 teams.

The average total cost for a family of four to attend an NBA game is $442.28. It is $418.14 at the TD Garden in Boston.  It is just $222.67 in Cleveland but it is $878.20 in Madison Square Garden in New York.

Which NBA Teams Offer the Most Affordable Home Games?

The good news for Celtics fans is that the franchise, historically one of the best in the entire league in terms of championship success, has seen a decrease in ticket prices for the 2013-14 season. The bad news, however, is the reason for this decrease – the team is projected to be one of the worst in the NBA this year as it looks to rebuild after the end of the "Big 3" era. Boston’s TFC of $85 is right in the middle of the league. TD Garden’s beer and soda prices are among the most expensive, and parking is especially pricey at $34. Families would be wise to hunt for discount tickets on the secondary market and commute to Celtics games this season.

Other fun facts:

  • The average total cost for a family of four to attend an NBA game is $442.28.
  • The Cavaliers, Pacers, Mavericks, Grizzlies and Spurs offer the most affordable home game experiences and also present the best values in terms of affordability and projected strength of 2013-14 rosters.
  • The Knicks, Lakers, Bulls, Thunder and Heat host the most expensive live game experiences.

Do you think the price is still too high? What has been your experience at the Garden?

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