Toronto is complaining about Raptors playoff tickets
My, my, my, how fast the tables turn.
Raptors have to lower these playoff ticket prices because these crowds have been sooooo dead— Arjun Bedi (@thearjunbedi) April 28, 2019
This week, thanks to the addition of top MLB prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to their roster, the Jays are selling tickets like hot cakes once again, and the Leafs... well, they're out. Nobody's thinking about them.
The Raptors, on the other hand, appear to be struggling with ticket sales despite just stomping the Orlando Magic in a history-making, 5-game opening round playoff series — and fans say it's all about the Benjamins (or rather, the Robert Bordens).
"Toronto Raptors Playoff Games not selling out!" complained a season ticket holder last night by email, noting that he and his fellow ticket holders "are pissed because they cannot sell their tickets for anything near what they paid for them."
The fan alleges that MLSE (which owns the Raptors and Scotiabank Arena) is "gouging season ticket holders" and that "there is a revolt underway!"
He's far from alone, if Twitter complaints are any indication.
Tickets for the Sixers-Raptors playoff games in the nosebleed section are $200?! HARD PASS.— Synthia T. (@synthiat) April 25, 2019
An area of improvement for all @Raptors & @MapleLeafs fans. When it comes to the playoffs, be in the seats when the game is on. I'm certain that the going rate for a ticket is worth all 48/60 minutes. The place should be packed and the building should be loud until the buzzer. pic.twitter.com/Nf7VScm1T5— Coach Hogan (@MonsieurHogan) April 30, 2019
Game 3 is set to take place on Thursday night at 8 p.m. in Philly.
The next Raptors game in Toronto, Game 5 against the 76ers, is set for exactly one week, on May 7. Tickets currently start at around $150.
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