Season-ticket prices for Oklahoma City Thunder games will be going up for the 2013-14 season.
Next year will be the Thunder's sixth season of existence and this will be the first price increase for half of all season-ticket members and for 97.5 percent of Loud City (upper deck) patrons.
Dan Mahoney, who is the team’s vice president of corporate and community relations, said the adjustments will be a $2-$3 increase per ticket in Loud City; a $2-$5 increase per ticket for all but courtside and Champions Club; and a $10 increase per ticket for courtside and Champions Club.
These increases will be for 2013-14 season tickets only, not for single-game tickets. The team completed the task of notifying season-ticket holders of the increase on Tuesday afternoon.
The team completed the task of notifying season-ticket holders of the increase on Tuesday afternoon.
In accordance with NBA policy, 500 single-game tickets will remain available at $10 for each home game.
Mahoney also said there will be no change in playoff pricing for this postseason.
It remains to be seen where the increase will place the Thunder compared to other teams in the league next season, but OKC likely will remain somewhere near or below the league average.
According to Team Marketing Report, the Thunder has been below the NBA's average Fan Cost Index every season of its existence.
This season, the Thunder tied for 14th in average ticket prices ($47.15) and 17th in the FCI, which includes the cost of four tickets, parking, game programs, merchandise and concessions.
In 2011, OKC ranked tied 14th in average ticket prices ($47.15) and 14th in FCI.
In 2010, the Thunder ranked 16th in average ticket prices ($45.99) and 21st in FCI.