Despite being down 0-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Toronto Raptors managed to come back and win four straight games to punch their ticket to their first ever NBA Finals appearance. Game 1 will go down on Thursday against the Golden State Warriors in Toronto and it appears as though the fans in the Six are excited about the opportunity to watch a game in person. According to Sporting News, aftermarket prices for tickets are so expensive that they are starting at $816 and are averaging out at about $5000. These are large numbers considering the Warriors tickets are starting at $650 and average out at $3000.
"Is Toronto a basketball town? The answer is yes - based on pricing, it's actually the most basketball town that we've seen in 10 years," Jesse Lawrence, an employee at TicketIQ told the Toronto Star. "It's the most in-demand Finals game that we've ever tracked and that's ahead of every Warriors game, which is saying a lot. That's San Francisco - the concentration of global wealth - and the Raptors tickets are almost 50 percent more. It's crazy."