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Old 06-14-2007, 05:53 AM   #1
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Default Lakers raise tix prices AGAIN

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Lakers raise ticket prices again
By Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
June 6, 2007

The Lakers have increased ticket prices across the board for a second consecutive season, raising seats by an average of almost 5%.

Courtside seats were increased from $2,200 to $2,300 a game, a 4.5% change. Seats in six lower-level sections between the baskets 101, 102, 110, 111, 112 and 119 were raised from $220 to $230 a game, also a 4.5% increase.

The league average last season was about 3.5% for ticket-price increases.

Other tickets in the lower bowl at Staples Center will be $200, $140, $105, $80.

Tickets in the upper bowl are $27 or $38, not including 500 seats that are a league-mandated $10.

"Forty percent of our ticket inventory remains under $40, which makes Lakers basketball affordable," said Tim Harris, senior vice president of business operations and chief marketing officer for the Lakers.

The Lakers went 42-40 during the regular season and lost to the Phoenix Suns in five games in the first round of the playoffs.

Season-ticket holders renewed at a 97% rate last year.



Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis had a second interview with the Sacramento Kings for their head-coaching vacancy and is considered a front-runner along with former Miami Heat coach Stan Van Gundy, who on Tuesday was offered the Orlando Magic coaching job, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Rambis met in Las Vegas with team owners Gavin Maloof and Joe Maloof, and team president Geoff Petrie.

"It went well," Petrie told the Sacramento Bee. "[Rambis] was very prepared, very knowledgeable and very interested both Stan and Kurt were.

"We're going to assess where we are here for a little bit and decide where we're going to go from here."

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Why raise ticket prices when the lakers are going to suck?

Not only are we going to lose Kobe, the man who brings the fans, but now we lose more fans because they dont wanna pay for expensive tickets to go see a sh!tty team.
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:40 AM   #2
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I believe they have one of the highest ticket prices in the league...


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Old 06-14-2007, 11:08 AM   #3
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great now i really cant afford to go and have somewhat good seats....no bueno
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:07 PM   #4
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I talked to Jerry Buss, he said "I'll be honest with you but dont tell anybody, I base ticket prices to the price of Viagra tablets and hookers, they raise price I raise price, comprende amigo".
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:48 PM   #5
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Are Clippers prices cheaper than Laker tickets? Or are they the same since its the same venue?
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:00 PM   #6
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Are Clippers prices cheaper than Laker tickets? Or are they the same since its the same venue?

Not that I would ever go to a Clipper game (unless it was against the Lakers), but the ticket prices are cheaper... they are not as good a product to watch... qrich


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Old 06-14-2007, 05:34 PM   #7
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Why raise ticket prices when the lakers are going to suck?
Because Jerry Buss thinks we're gonna win the title this year
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Old 06-14-2007, 05:42 PM   #8
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tell you what, if they trade kobe after they raised ticket prices and after they emailed season ticket holders that kobe isnt going anywhere, jerry buss would be better off staying in china instead of coming back for his sake.
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