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2013-14 NBA Ticket Sales: Location, Location, Location

Photo by 401(K) 2012 via flickr

Photo by 401(K) 2012 via flickr

It’s no mystery that a handful of teams benefit from the fact that their domain happens to be a “big-market.” But just how much of an advantage do these teams have over their peers in less desirable locations? Could the revitalized Bobcats ever outsell the slumping Lakers?

A NBA team has many revenue streams – TV deals, merchandise, refreshments – but a big chunk comes from ticket sales, and that is what we’ll be taking a look at here. Let’s start with this: the top 10 earning teams made over $593 million, more than the other twenty combined at $561 million. What parity? Continue Reading