Los Angeles (AFP) - The average cost of an NBA ticket has risen 3.4 percent for the 2014-15 season, with a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden still carrying the heftiest price tag in the league.
Team Marketing Report, a Chicago-based company which tracks and publishes sports marketing and sponsorship information, on Friday released its calculations of average ticket prices for the season.
Of those four teams, only Chicago raised their prices -- by six percent.
The Los Angeles Clippers made the biggest increase in average ticket prices, a 24.3 percent boost bringing the price to $78.43.
The team long overshadowed by the Lakers enjoyed a solid playoff run on court last season that was overshadowed by the racism scandal that enveloped former owner Donald Sterling and finally resulted in the $2 billion sale of the club to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer.
TMR bases its "average ticket price" on "non-premium" season ticket pricing for its survey.
The company also calculates a "fan cost index" representing the cost to take a family of four to a game and including four average-price tickets, two beers, four soft drinks, four hot dogs, parking, two programs and the purchase of two hats.
The Knicks top that chart, too, with a fan cost index of $676.42 -- up 2.5 percent from last season.