Tickets for the Blazers’ Season Opener Against LeBron James’ Lakers Are Crazy Expensive | Willamette Week

The second-most expensive ticket for a non-Lakers game is against the reigning champion Golden State Warriors, on Dec. 29, are between $62-$431.

For comparison, the Blazers’ second home game, against the returning LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs, are $23 for the cheapest seats.

The high prices for opening night are effectively the result of a perfect storm, according to Blazers spokesperson Michael Lewellen.

“The pricing for tickets is high because the demand is unprecedented due to opening night, a huge rivalry game and LeBron James’ debut with his new team,”  Lewellen says.

In 2013, the Blazers’ ticket policy changed to a dynamic pricing system that takes an array of factors into account when setting prices, which are adjusted as the game draws closer.

Lewellen would not confirm whether the opening night game is the most expensive regular-season game ever. But another team spokesperson, Collin Romer, pointed out that the Blazers currently hold the NBA record for most consecutive opening home-game victories at 17. So if you’re going to beat LeBron, this is the time to do it.

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