Hornets tickets are the cheapest in the league

Hornets tickets are the cheapest in the league

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The Hornets offer the cheapest possible game experience in the NBA.

A family will spend, on average, $158.72 at a Hornets game for four of the cheapest available tickets, a parking spot, two beers, two sodas and four hot dogs, according to Bookies.com.

  • Bookies.com calculated the cost of attending an NBA game in each market using the cheapest available ticket for home games in December and January on Ticketmaster.

Why it matters: Last year, Hornets tickets were practically being given away, re-selling for as low as $1. Now, Hornets fans are eager to return to the playoffs, somewhere they haven’t been since the 2015-16 season, Axios’ Ashley Mahoney writes.

[Go deeper: Everything you need to know before the Charlotte Hornets’ season]

Data: Bookies.com; Table: Axios Visuals

By the numbers: The average cost across the league is $304.64.

  • Since last season, the total cost per game rose $16.26, a 5.3% increase.
  • The New York Knicks’ games are the priciest to see this winter at $745.18, according to Bookies.com.

Yes, but: No Lakers road games or Christmas Day games are included to avoid a skewed average.

  • The Portland Trail Blazers vs. the Milwaukee Bucks game in Oregon Jan. 31 is also omitted due to the highly anticipated return of Damian Lillard.

Flashback: The Hornets season is underway amid a busy off season. Earlier this year, Michael Jordan sold his majority stake in the team.

  • Eric Church and fellow North Carolinian J. Cole are among the 20 new owners of the Hornets.
  • In June, Hornets drafted Brandon Miller, a 6-9 forward from the University of Alabama, No. 2 overall.
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