Sixers-Pistons tickets sell for 10 cents day after David Stern projects $5BN in league revenues
If you're looking for tickets to tonight's Sixers game in Philadelphia, or if you just feel like spending literally a dime, then look no further than StubHub, the online ticketing agent, which is selling tickets to the game for 10 cents.
The Sixers are playing the Detroit Pistons and the seats, while certainly cheap and certainly far from the court, aren't in the last section at The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia; the Balcony Suites are located behind the 10-cent section. A day before the game, tickets in an adjacent section were selling for 95 cents.
According to the Sixers' team site, tickets in the mezzanine for games in November are selling for $17.76 or less, a price tag that's perhaps a tribute to the Thanksgiving holiday in the City of Brotherly Love. If tickets are purchased directly from the team site, those same 10-cent seats are $10.
Ironically, the "10-cent" game comes a day after NBA Commissioner David Stern said that he projects the league will bring in $5 billion in revenue this season. The Sixers, currently 4-3 and third in the Atlantic Division, have been without their newly acquired center Andrew Bynum for the entire regular season and he continues to rehab his knee. The Pistons are currently winless in the regular season with an 0-8 record. Perhaps Detroit's lone bright spot has been the continued development of their young center, Greg Monroe, who registered the NBA's first triple double of the season Nov. 8 with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in a loss on the road to the Sacramento Kings.