The Philadelphia 76ers are starting Year One of a new plan. The team hired new general manager Sam Hinkie from Houston and new head coach Brett Brown from San Antonio. The first game of the new plan was successful, with a 114-110 victory over the Miami Heat. With the young roster and a rebuilding plan, Philadelphia 76ers tickets can be had this season at a low price. The average secondary market ticket for home games this year is $87.23, down 8% from last season’s average of $94.88. The top home games in Philly, to no surprise, mostly feature the NBA’s top teams.
1) 1/17/14 vs Miami Heat – Avg Price: $242 | Get-in Price: $58 | 177% Above Home Avg
Sixers fans are already excited for the next time the Miami Heat come to Philly. After the surprising win in the home opener, the next game against Miami is 177% above the regular home average. The get-in price is also the highest of any home game for the season.
2) 2/7/14 vs Los Angeles Lakers – Avg Price: $207 | Get-in Price: $32 | 137% Above Home Avg
The Los Angeles Lakers are always a draw when they come to Philly, especially with Philly local, Kobe Bryant in uniform. If all goes as planned, Bryant should be back on the court from him achilles injury by the time the Lakers make their only trip to the Wells Fargo Center. The average price is 137% above the Sixers home game average.
3) 1/11/14 vs New York Knicks – Avg Price: $192 | Get-in Price: $43 | 120% Above Home Avg
A divisional matchup on a Saturday night makes this first home matchup against the Knicks the third highest priced game of the season. The $192 average is 120% above the regular season home average and the $43 get-in price is the second highest of the season.
4) 3/21/14 vs New York Knicks – Avg Price: $182 | Get-in Price: $24 | 108% Above Home Avg
Those wanting to see the Knicks in Philly can wait until March when New York makes its second visit. Tickets are 108% above average and the starting price is the lowest of Philly’s top five home games.
5) 1/25/14 vs Thunder – Avg Price: $161 | Get-in Price: $25 | 86% Above Home Avg
At the start of the season, the fifth top game was the home opener against the Heat, but since that game has passed, rather successfully, the January matchup against the OKC Thunder is now No. 5. Tickets for this inter-conference matchup are just 86% above the regular season average and sport a relatively low get-in price. This game isn’t a bad deal to see one of the top teams in the Western Conference on a Saturday night.
There most likely won’t be any playoffs in Philadelphia this season, but the team will have plenty of opportunities to showcase the young talent they are trying to build around, like Michael Carter-Williams, with additional talent to come in this year’s draft. This season will be the first glimpse of what could be a bright future for the Philadelphia 76ers.