Just got the annual notice about seat relocation. The past couple of years, it hasn't meant much, since there are so few open seats, but I'm curious to see when people's window opens.
I'm Wednesday at 10 am. I think that this is my 7th year as a STM.
How was the relocation selection this year?
Sadly, about what you'd expect. Nothing available in the upper bowl and everything in the lower bowl was toward the back, in the middle of a row and expensive.
When I logged in yesterday there was a pair in section 1 row 14 on the aisle but I just couldn't pull the trigger on $220/ ticket.
Wow, that's actually a pretty good deal. Center court, on the aisle. I'm guessing that you could probably resell those relatively easily.
Just wondering.... would you sell the top games at top $ and go to the average/clunker games? Or try to go to all of em? I'm not sure I would want to hold two $220 tickets against the Nets or Suns.
The challenge to me for season tickets is that it is tough to get to more than 10 games. Have people found it to be an easy process to sell 30+ tkts per year?
We sat at the back of Loge 7 last year and reselling wasn’t good. Lucky to make back half against most teams. This year we were row L, directly behind Wyc by about 10 seats, but they weren’t super expensive and the resale market was great, especially selling a bunch of later tickets early in the year. We consistently got 40-50% markup vs the worst teams in the league.
So maybe the tickets are just more desirable now, but it seems like the better your seats, the better your margins will be on the resale market.
What I've found is that, when the Cs are bad, good seats are a liability. 6-7 years ago, my friends who sat in the upper bowl consistently got face value, while I (section 9) got 50-70% back on most games.
As the team has gotten better, though, the premium for good seats has returned. We're in Section 9, Row 1, and seats sold at a 50-100% premium. I was only able to get to six games this year (which may be a record low), but I sold some tickets at face to CBers and a guy who has bought them from me consistently throughout the years and still ended up with a profit for the season. They'll eventually suck again, so I'll pay the price for it again when the cycle turns down.
I can't vouch for how others do it, but I'm agnostic as to who I see play. I like the weekend games, so I can take my son with me, and occasionally do midweek games with friends, but if somebody wants to pay up to see LeBron, more power to them.
I'm hoping that the schedule works out more favorably for me next year so that I can get to more games.