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Posted at 3:07 PM ET, 03/ 8/2011

Who wants to go to the Wizards-Bucks game?

By Dan Steinberg


Since I've already noted that the Capitals are raising season-ticket prices for a fourth straight year, figured I should go to the other end of the Verizon Center demand spectrum.

The Wizards play the Bucks on Tuesday night. Pro sports, live in your nation's capital. The teams are a combined 45 games under .500, but at least one of them will likely get a win on Tuesday.

And yet tickets on the secondary market seem affordable. Like, on StubHub, as I type these words, there are 50 tickets offered for the ripe price of $2.00 -- yes, 200 pennies -- or less. There are also about 100 more seats offered for between $2.01 and $5, down from 126 earlier Tuesday afternoon.

Still, that means you and 149 of your best friends could go to this pro basketball game for a total cost of about $500. Nachos not included.

(Via Ball Hogs Radio)

By Dan Steinberg  | March 8, 2011; 3:07 PM ET
Categories:  Wizards  
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Comments

Here’s a BETTER deal (Kevin Durant is always fun to watch) for FREE tickets: 4 days left to win TWO TICKETS to the Lexus Suite at the Verizon Center for the game between the Washington Wizards and the OKC Thunder on March 14. So far we’ve had a ton of people sign up to participate in the contest, but no clear cut winner at this point. And I did get a confirmation that big Gheorghe Muresan will be stopping by for a brief visit. Check it out: http://bit.ly/e4XGaY

Posted by: humen8r | March 8, 2011 3:25 PM | Report abuse

$2...
Eh not worth it.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 8, 2011 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I purchased two preseason Wizards tickets from StubHub for $1.56 each.

Take a look at my receipt:
Price Per Ticket: $1.56
Quantity: x 2
____________

Subtotal: $3.12

Service Fee: + $5.00
eDelivery Services: + $4.95
Discount: - $0.00
____________
Total: $13.07


Almost $10 bucks in fees! Still a good deal, but that will put a sour taste in your mouth.

Posted by: MyOpinionIs | March 8, 2011 3:50 PM | Report abuse

You could give me $200 along with courtside seats and I'll still pass.

Posted by: CapsNut | March 8, 2011 3:54 PM | Report abuse

I, like a fool, purchased a ticket for tonights game.

Paid $18+fees for 1 Acela Club Level seat. Unfortunately Stubhub is messing up and I cant get to it. Now I have learned my lesson

Posted by: KyminDC | March 8, 2011 5:48 PM | Report abuse

You would have to pay me to go see a Wizards game and since you mentioned the Caps raising my ticket prices another 20% I now have to sell off a bunch of games to afford them next year.

Nothing like having to sell off 8 to 10 games to be able to take care of the price increase and where is the justification? Do these players deserve a 20% raise? WE ARE IN A RECESSION THAT HASN'T ENDED!

Kudos to the Nationals for keeping prices the same or lowering them 2 years in a row.

Posted by: GoingGoingGone | March 8, 2011 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Long story short, season ticket holders received a bunch of tickets to the Bucks game in the upper level, as well as the lower level. It was obvious that the market was flooded, so that's why people were selling them for so cheap... the tickets were basically free, so selling them for $2 was better than selling them for nothing at all. On top of that, let's be honest... there are only a finite amount of people who want to go to a Bucks game on a Tuesday night, regardless of whether they're playing the Wizards or someone else. The current state of the Wiz certainly did not help.

Posted by: VeCente115 | March 9, 2011 6:06 PM | Report abuse

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