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Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Posted on: October 28, 2010 7:00 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:12 pm
 
The Miami Heat have reportedly not yet sold out their home opener against the Orlando Magic.
Posted by Ben Golliver
While the Miami Heat didn't have any problem drawing television viewers for their season opener in Boston against the Celtics -- 7.4 million people reportedly tuned in -- the same cannot be said for gate attendance in both Philadelphia Wednesday night and Miami on Friday night. Henry Abbott reported Wednesday night that he was able to walk into Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia and purchase tickets while the 76ers vs. Heat game was underway.  Abbott wrote that he had plenty of tickets to choose from.  And Brian Windhorst reports on Twitter Thursday that Miami Heat sources have indicated that "several hundred tickets [are] left for their home opener" against the Orlando Magic on Friday night.  While it's one thing to not sell tickets on the road in Philadelphia, a town that has endured a lot of bad basketball in recent years, it's quite another to not receive a King's welcome for the team's regular-season home opener, against a major division and conference rival and played at a marquee time (Friday night).  While the game will no doubt sell out by tip off tomorrow night, Thursday's report raises two questions. First, what does this say about NBA ticket prices if millions watch at home but 10,000s aren't piling in to see history first-hand? Second, if the online and television interest nationally is so much greater than the local interest, have we seriously underestimated the number of people who are tuning in solely to see James, Wade, Bosh and company fail?
Comments

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2010 11:22 pm
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

41-14:  Here is the problem with your analysis.  LBJ might be nailing some hot latin honies.  However, most are ridden with STDs or AIDS.  Furthermore, it won't stop Delonte from hitting LBJ's mom nightly.



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2010 11:12 pm
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Cleveland is a dump and all the chicks are fat.  I don't blame Lebron for bailing.  He is going to nail some fine latin honies....keep hating losers! 




Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: October 28, 2010 10:40 pm
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Good thing you left the hard-working, blue collar town of Akron/Cleveland where you sold out EVERY game.  This is hilarious to me and I couldn't be happier to read this article.  Miami has no passion in their fan base.  You are just another Free Agent that will be gone in a few years.  You were a legend in NE Ohio and you have know thrown it all away. 

THE GAME IN CLEVELAND IS ALREADY SOLD OUT RIGHT NOW!!!  The arena will be filled with people that can't wait to watch you lose!! 



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2010 9:56 pm
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

They will just have to put a tarp over half of the seats in the arena,



Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: October 28, 2010 9:40 pm
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Miami is such a st  it   hole.  



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: October 28, 2010 9:35 pm
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Miami always reserves a few hundred upperdeck and general admission standing room only tickets that only go on sale at 10am on the day of the game. So technically, Miami will never officially sell out a home game until gameday. A pretty silly and uninformed article to say the least.



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2010 9:29 pm
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Supprised?  Don't be.  Miami has a ton of new "fans" that are not going to dish out that kinda cash for a game that is essentially meaningless.



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2010 8:32 pm
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

LOL  Enjoy Miami fans Lebron!!!



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2010 8:27 pm
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

What a joke. I just went to ticketmaster to verify what you said and the cheapest upper bowl seats available are going for what you said, 180 dollars.  What?  You can see Minnesota play in those same seats for 50 bucks....  ridiculous and only happens in the NBA with the permission of the Miami Heat.  Miami can threaten ticketmaster like others have and ta'ke their ability to sell seats for them and do it themselves.. or the NBA can stop it..... but they won't.

The NFL is much more popular in every way possible.. fan base, financially, etc yet you can purchase monday night football indi houston for the same price as you would to see indi against cinci on a sunday or whenever they play..

In hockey, same thing.. baseball,,, same thing.

The fact the NBA allows ticketmaster to do this is stupid and proves they are becoming like the WWE ... a fake pro sports league.



Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: October 28, 2010 8:22 pm
 

Miami Heat haven't sold out home opener yet

Seems like yesterday they had just fired their ticket people for this season and opps......they were wrong.  Instead they have hundreds, not dozens of seats avaiable to witness the biggest head show in sports.  Who wants to see Lebron James ego playing basketball, i don't.  How bout those Cavs though. 


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