City Desk

Want to Go to Tonight’s Wizards’ Game? Pony Up.

The Wizards beat the Pacers Tuesday night 102-79, reviving hope that the team could pull off an Eastern Conference semifinals series win. The Pacers are up 3-2 in the best-of-seven series, and the teams play at the Verizon Center tonight.

Is this underdog story enough to make you hop on the bandwagon and head to Gallery Place tonight? Good news, then: There are still tickets to scrounge. Bad news: It'll cost you big time.

As of 9:30 a.m. this morning, a team official said that there are still available tickets, but they are going fast and they anticipate strong sales today.

Ticketmaster shows which spots are available, from $68 for a nosebleed seat to upward of $400 for the best seats in the first section. If you're looking for floor or skybox seats, go to StubHub where tickets are selling for thousands of dollars a pop.

On the way upper limit of prices, someone is selling two Row F tickets for $11,000. This VIP floor ticket is going for nearly $3,000.

These high prices aren't all that surprising. During the first round of playoffs, there were reports that fans couldn't get anywhere into the stadium for under $100. WUSA9 reported that, according to Forbers, the Washington Wizards team has seen the biggest increase in average ticket prices from regular season tickets to playoff tickets among the NBA playoff teams, with jump of nearly 340 percent.

If you're priced out and want to just wait until next season, that, too, will cost you. The team already announced significant price increases for next year.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery. 

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