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Portland Trail Blazers "Family Cost" to Attend Game is Middle of the Pack

One website calculates median price on secondary-market tickets plus concessions and parking to develop a "family cost" to attend a game. Where do the Blazers rank?

Jeff Zelevansky

Personal finance site has run a study on the cost of attending a home game for all 30 NBA teams. Gauging median ticket price on the secondary market for a family of four, adding in 2 beers, 2 sodas, 4 hot dogs, and parking. They call the aggregate the "Total Family Cost" to attend a game.

The Cleveland Cavaliers topped the list with a Total Family Cost of $1505 for a game. The Minnesota Timberwolves ranked 30th with a TFC of $350 (and maybe still not worth it).

The Portland Trail Blazers came in 17th out of 30 with a TFC of $508, well below the league average of $654.

A couple things worth noting:

--The "median ticket on the resale market" approach has flaws, not the least of which is variable rates given time and opponent...something the article readily admits.

--While Portland's tickets are relatively inexpensive, the concessions in the survey ranked on the high end of league prices.

--Dave / @DaveDeckard @Blazersedge