May 12, 2006 08:00 ET

StubHub FanStats(SM) -- NBA Playoff Tickets Yield Bargains for Savvy Fans

Ticket Marketplace Data Shows Many Steals Available Online

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 12, 2006 -- The NBA Playoffs are heating up and fans are buying tickets in mass quantities for all the exciting action around the league. While demand has been very high, prices have stayed pleasantly reasonable. Overall, the average price for seats to all NBA playoff games sold at StubHub has been $130. While that may be a bit over the average regular season game, fans who have shopped at the StubHub ticket marketplace have been rewarded by finding many value priced tickets. The dynamic of the marketplace means ticket prices fluctuate hourly with active sellers pricing their tickets competitively to sell and the great deals moving quickly.

"It's important for fans to realize that there are many bargains to be had in the secondary ticket market," said Jeff Fluhr, founder and CEO of StubHub. "As we see by the FanStats data, many tickets for top events can still sell for well below the face value at times. These bargains are a great example of the potential for value for fans who shop for tickets at StubHub."

Below are some of the NBA Playoff bargains for First and Second round series' to date highlighted by a $2 sale for a ticket to Game 2 of the Spurs-Kings first round series:

Second Round -- Conference Semifinals

Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs
-- $12 to sit in Section 214 for Game 2 (played on May 9, 2006 in San
   Antonio).  The Texan buyer bought two of these tickets less than one
   hour before tip-off.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons
-- $19 to sit in Section 200 for Game 3 (to be played on May 13, 2006 in

New Jersey Nets vs. Miami Heat
-- $23 to sit in Section 238 for Game 3 (to be played on May 12, 2006 in
   New Jersey).

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns
-- $30 to sit in Section 209 for Game 7 (to be played on May 22, 2006 in
   Phoenix if necessary).

First Round

Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs
-- $2 to sit in Section 218 at Game 2 (played on April 25, 2006 in San
   Antonio).  The fan from Sacramento purchased one ticket forty-five
   minutes before tip-off.

Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
-- $8 to sit in Section 200 for Game 2 (played on April 25, 2006 in
   Cleveland).  A local Cleveland buyer purchased four of these tickets
   5 minutes before the game!

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers
-- $9 to sit in Section 360 for Game 3 (played on April 27, 2006 in
   Denver).  A local buyer from Colorado purchased two of these tickets
   on the day of the game.

Indiana Pacers vs. New Jersey Nets
-- $10, found in both venues.  A buyer from Indiana bought two tickets
   to sit in Section 206 in Game 4 (played on April 29 in Indiana), with
   more than a week to spare.  Buyers scattered in New Jersey purchased 23
   tickets for Game 1 (played on April 23, 2006 in New Jersey) and 21
   tickets for Game 2 (played on April 25, 2006); all were purchased within
   24 hours to tip-off.

Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat
-- $10 for Standing Room Tickets at Game 2 (played on April 24, 2006 in
   Miami).  The Floridian buyer bought two of these tickets less than four
   hours before the game.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks
-- $11 to sit in Section 301 at Game 2 (played on April 26, 2006 in
   Dallas).  The buyer from Texas bought two of these tickets almost a
   week before the game.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons
-- $15 to sit in Section 413 at Game 4 (played on May 1, 2006 in
   Milwaukee).  A local Wisconsin buyer bought four tickets at this price
   more than a week before the game.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns
-- $20 to sit in Section 227 at Game 1 (played on April 23, 2006 in
   Phoenix).  The Arizona buyer purchased two tickets at this price three
   days prior to the game.

Source: (as of 5/11/06) Based on sales at the popular online ticket marketplace.

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