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NBA in OKC: Season-ticket prices to be announced

By Mike Baldwin Published: August 12, 2008
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TULSA — Good seats will cost substantially more, but Oklahoma City's NBA team will cap the number of season tickets sold to accommodate all fans.

At a Monday press conference at the BOK Center to announce the first preseason game in the Sooner state will be played in Tulsa, team chairman Clay Bennett said season-ticket prices will be announced sometime this week.


There's good news for fans who can't afford season tickets. Bennett said partial season ticket packages will be available. The team also will offer more than the league mandatory 500 seats at $10 a ticket.

"We will not sell the entire building out,” Bennett said. "The objective is to make games accessible to anyone who wants to go to a game.”

NBA OKC has received more than 18,000 season-ticket requests but will limit the number of season tickets sold in the 19,500-seat arena. Bennett didn't reveal the cutoff for how many "full” season tickets will be sold.

Premier seats will cost more than Hornet season tickets. The average cost per NBA ticket last season was $48.43 per game. It's common for "lower bowl” fans to pay $75 to $100 a game. A front-row seat sometimes costs $1,000 a game.

"What we're attempting to do is to leverage some of the higher end inventory (seats) so we can provide more seats at more affordable prices,” Bennett said.

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