Can the average NBA Fan afford to go to a game?
Personally I am not a basketball fan, but I am a sports fan
in general, hence the reason I started Pro Team Watches. If I were a basketball
fan the local team would be the Boston Celtics and even that would be a 68 mile
drive one way to go watch them. Now I’m not saying that people don’t drive that
far to go to a game. In fact I’m sure there are some dedicated fans who travel
a lot further. I would probably be like most people and would want to watch my local
team play live. However; the more and more people I talk with, state that they
are watching more sports on TV versus going to the stadium due to cost. If
players continue to demand increased salaries, then owners will continue to increase
ticket prices as well as the cost of parking, food, drinks and memorabilia.
In today’s world with the economy the way it is, most
families have both parents working just to pay their monthly bills. They
struggle to afford the additional luxury of going to a professional game at all,
never mind on a regular basis. Don’t get me wrong, I know that every sport is
another form of entertainment and we all have to pay for that. Maybe the
basketball players and the owners can figure out a better way to increase
salaries without it affecting the average sports fans wallet. If the team doesn’t
gain a Victory, should the players and owners give a refund back to the fans
that purchased tickets (we can dream can’t we).