Want to see Game 7 of the NBA Finals sitting in the best seats in the house?
Prepare to break the bank.
Via Time.com, courtside seats for Game 7 on Thursday night in Miami are going for a smooth $30,000:
When 2013 NBA Finals tickets first went on sale in early June, there was no mad rush to snatch up every seat, at any price. In fact, the Miami Herald noted that there were still plenty of Miami home game tickets available at face value in the higher levels several hours after they first hit the market. Still, from the get-go brokers were able to command big money for courtside seats in Miami—as much as $17,500 per ticket, one broker boasted at the time.
Demand soars for any Game 7, but Tuesday's exciting come-from-behind Heat win seems to have pushed ticket prices to the next level for Thursday's deciding game. The Sun Sentinel reports that one broker in South Florida recently sold four courtside seats for $30,000 each, “probably the most expensive we've sold for a Heat game,” the company owner said. Online sellers such as VividSeats.com and StubHub.com have been listing standing-room-only tickets from the high $300s to low $500s, lower-level seats for $1,000 to $3,000, courtside seats for as much as $37,663, and admission to an American Airlines Arena suite is going as high as $57,000.
That's a lot of money to pay to see 47 minutes and 32 seconds of Game 7 of the NBA Finals.