If you're taking a family of four to a Nets game in Brooklyn, expect to pay a little more than $400 for the privilege. That's according to the annual Fan Cost Index, provided by Team Marketing Report. That's the seventh highest in the league, with the fourth largest increase at 5.9% over last season.
The cost breakdown includes four tickets to the game, based on average cost plus two beers, two soft drinks, a hotdog, parking, a team program and a cap as a souvenir. (Although most fans come to Barclays by subway, bus or their own two feet, the reduction in parking is offset by the cost of MetroCards, at $2.50 a pop.)
Ahead of the Nets, no surprise, are, in order, the Knicks with an eye-popping, sticker-shocking $676, the Lakers, Bulls, Heat, Celtics and Clippers. At the bottom is the Charlotte Hornets, where the cost is $212.
As Norman Oder, critic and chronicler of Barclays Center and Atlantic Yards, points out, the Nets have some of the most expensive beer in the NBA, at 53 cents an ounce. The Knicks beers cost more, but you can get a bigger portion. Their fans need as much as they can get.
- 2014-15 Fan Cost Index - Team Marketing Report
- Here's What A Beer Will Cost You At Every NBA Arena This Season - Cork Gaines - Business Insider
Brooklyn Nets rank 7th in Fan Cost Index (and have expensive beer), but the big leap was upon the move - Norman Oder - Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Report