Need Hawks tickets? Here’s one for $916 a game

$916 gets you a closer view than this. (AJC File)

$916 gets you a closer view than this. (AJC File)

Still looking for that perfect Christmas present for the basketball nut on your list?

How about a pair of just-released front-row seats for the remaining 25 Atlanta Hawks home games?

Yes, sports fans, the Hawks are selling four partial-season tickets for front-row seats in Section 107, in the corner of Philips Arena between the sideline and baseline seats.

Buy just two, or buy all four of the tickets, but check your bank account before divvying up for the seats, because they are being sold for $22,902 each.

That price comes out to $916 per game per seat, but at least the tickets come with parking passes and all-you-can-eat food and drinks from the arena’s game day menu.

70 comments Add your comment

cpsman_atlanta

December 20th, 2012
12:53 pm

DON’T SPEND ONE DIME AT PHILIPS ARENA UNTIL ATLANTA $PIRIT GROUP IS COMPLETELY GONE!!!!

Southern Comfortable

December 20th, 2012
12:54 pm

$916? Really? Do they come with room and board at Dominique Wilkins’ house? Are they solid gold tickets? Sheesh!

Spike Lee's Brother

December 20th, 2012
1:03 pm

I pay half that for my Knicks tickets and that comes with free pizza from Sal’s, and two free passes to Late Night with David Letterman

BenB

December 20th, 2012
1:07 pm

You would have to be crazy to spend that amount for a ticket even if was on the Hawks bench and you got free food and drink!

$916 per game per seat

December 20th, 2012
1:08 pm

April fools. Wait a minute, this is not April.

Jimmy

December 20th, 2012
1:14 pm

I wouldn’t pay $1 to see the Hawks play.

buzzinjacket

December 20th, 2012
1:14 pm

For this price they should guarantee Hawks make the playoffs. Oops, wait they tried that in 2003 and it didn’t work.

YES

December 20th, 2012
1:17 pm

Does these tickets come with play time for the Hawks? Never know, might find some new and better talent.

Diddy

December 20th, 2012
1:21 pm

I believe these tickets come with a $25 voucher for food and drinks.

Buffy

December 20th, 2012
1:24 pm

Agree with Jimmy……I wouldnt pay $1 to see the Hawks, even if my seats were next to the Pope. NBA attendence problems continue…they just dont get it…….

VoiceOfReason

December 20th, 2012
1:25 pm

Ha ha Hawks…sell these four tickets and you just have the rest of the arena to sell. What a joke. Having these available to sell at this point in the season is a disgrace. What happened to the original owners? >>> REFUNDS!!! <<<< ha ha ha

Buffy

December 20th, 2012
1:25 pm

Thrash……..couldnt have said it better. The NBA Marketing Strategy.

timthebrave

December 20th, 2012
1:26 pm

Are you sure the Spirit Group isn’t selling the Hawks for that amount?

CharlotteSucks

December 20th, 2012
1:26 pm

Grilled cheese sandwiches are awesome!

NBA

December 20th, 2012
1:28 pm

Now I know what NBA stands for: NBA = No Body Attends! Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Help me off the floor please.

Alex

December 20th, 2012
1:30 pm

would not mind paying if it was a good team. Long way to go HAWKS to ask that kind of money….Looking back I will only pay that much to see if Jordan plays….I guess I am dreaming. Merry Christmas

Bipartisan

December 20th, 2012
1:32 pm

UH, how about a view from the actual seat. Geez!

Stan

December 20th, 2012
1:37 pm

Atlanta still has a basketball team???

True ATL Fan

December 20th, 2012
1:39 pm

The Hawks used to give out free tickets 5-6 yers ago and now want somebody to pay for $1K just to impress other people because they’re “sitting on the floor.” The NBA has prtty much become reality TV. All of the new, young “superstars” are soft as hell from Lebron to Chris Paul to (enter name here). Every game, complaints about fouls, floppig, taking charges every time down the court (battier, 7 ft. Blake Griffin, etc.). These guys wouldnt have the heart to play with the likes of the Bad Boy Pistons, the Knicks with Anthony Mason and Charles Oakley, etc. And what makes it worse, the NBA “forces us” to watch the same marquee (obvious joke) games every week. How many more times do we have to see Miami, Brooklyn, New York, the Celtics, and LA play round-robin. Reality television at its worst!!

RiverDawg

December 20th, 2012
1:42 pm

With those prices folks in the NBA front office wonder why attendance is down. Really, $916 for a single game ? I’ve been a fan for years but have only attended 2 games due to the price of the tickets. I would not pay that price even if they were one of the “elite” teams.

suicide fart

December 20th, 2012
1:44 pm

umm, maybe you should show the actual view first? also, what was the point of this article? we all know courtside seats are expensive … you just opened the gates for the dumba$$ haters that don’t attend games to make retarded remarks. yes, that means you Thrashers fans. Oh, by the way, how is hockey doing right now? i rest my case, clear the f off the forum

suicide fart

December 20th, 2012
1:46 pm

you can purchase seats 6-10 rows from the court for a ton of games at $65 each. it might not be against elite teams but it still beats paying $65 for a nosebleed seat at the Falcons games. before you bash, get yourr stupid A$$ facts straight. HATERS!!!!!!!

Texas Pete

December 20th, 2012
1:48 pm

Why are people whining about tickets they don’t have to buy? Pay more attention to tax issues please!

Ms MJ

December 20th, 2012
1:48 pm

Thrash and Buffy…..Get a life!

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Don Waddell

December 20th, 2012
1:55 pm

Why didn’t I think of this??

suicide fart

December 20th, 2012
2:02 pm

AJC, you only wrote this crap to stir the pot. Once again, fine journalism goes out the door with your crap-a$$ paper. Any excuse to give angry ex-Thrashers fans a chance to vent and say the same stupid comment. hmmm, think it goes something like this ….. “durrrrrr, atlanta spirit group ran thrashers outta town, i aint paying one cent again to go Philips” … gets old. those fans should blame the city and the NHL as well. Stop trying to leverage all the blame on the owners!!! at least the Hawks are doing well and attendance is good for most of the games.

Another Provano masterpiece

December 20th, 2012
2:02 pm

Marketing tickets to Hawks games now? Have you not learned if there is nothing to write about, don’t write at all?

I will give you credit that this is not as bad as you ragging Steve Young over things you perceived. This time, don’t turn the comments off until we are done.

Thanks.

suicide fart

December 20th, 2012
2:02 pm

AJC, you need to shut this comment section down … i see many racist comments

suicide fart

December 20th, 2012
2:03 pm

N stands for National, Dick

actual Atlantan, human being

December 20th, 2012
2:11 pm

dude. seriously. way to show support for the hawks. god I hate the AJC and the bigot comments even more. Please, just stop, what does this accomplish? Honestly, what was the point in bringing this to anyone’s attention? The Hawks are actually good and maybe one of the “expletives” named in comments would pay this… and you know what- who cares? Keep on hating AJC, its all you have ever known.

I have my season tickets- braves and falcs too. What I don’t have is an AJC subscription….

suicide fart

December 20th, 2012
2:12 pm

it takes a real chump to sit behind a computer and make racist remarks like most of you are doing. not one of you would dare say that out in public. i catch you doing it, and you’ll be wearing your computer that you’re sitting behind right now. i’m white and i’m ashamed of this type of racism. you think only blacks attend basketball games??? each and every one of you is some kind of messed up.

actual Atlantan, human being

December 20th, 2012
2:19 pm

high five suicide fart! hurr durr hee haw I like ma guns and don’t make half of what one of these tickets costs a year- I should do my duty and be racist, while hardly putting together coherent statements, and continue to blame those around me for all of my problems!

suicide fart

December 20th, 2012
2:20 pm

i go to a few games per year, sit close down for less than $80/ ticket, take my son with me & know a few of the ushers. i read garbage like this and then the comments that come with it, and it infuriates me that the AJC is this piss poor at writing any type of real facts. why even write this in the first place? $916 is a ton of money for a seat, most people wouldn’t pay it, and it’s only for an elite few. the average joe like me can still get great seats for way less than that. i hope the Hawks hear about this article, AJC, and i hope they cut off your press passes b/c you guys suck! i find it funny that the press gets to eat for free at the games & gets free seats but yet writes garbage about the teams … not just the Hawks but all of the Atlanta teams. F you AJC.

dick whiskey

December 20th, 2012
2:26 pm

suicide fart you have posted enough of your crap go somewhere else you idiot troll

suicide fart

December 20th, 2012
2:28 pm

actual Atlantan, i believe i am done now w/ my vent. i also don’t have a subscription to AJC & never plan to.

suicide fart

December 20th, 2012
2:28 pm

hey, dick, how am i trolling when i’m the fan of the Hawks? you’re the troll, DUMBa$$

Another Provano masterpiece

December 20th, 2012
2:29 pm

Enter your comments here

Diddy

December 20th, 2012
2:29 pm

The Hawks are not bad guys. But I guess if you don’t go to the games you wouldn’t know that.

Another Provano masterpiece

December 20th, 2012
2:30 pm

You all take it outside.

Tea Party Meber

December 20th, 2012
2:31 pm

Y were my comets removed? What ever hapend 2 freedom of speach?

suicide fart

December 20th, 2012
2:33 pm

i would LOVE to take dick outside, but the problem is he’s sitting behind a computer and writing racist comments that he wouldn’t dare say in public. and somehow, this idiot thinks i’m the troll when i’m a fan of the team and attend games.

actual Atlantan, human being

December 20th, 2012
2:36 pm

Loving the satire Tea Party Memer! Too funny.

Larry Bevine

December 20th, 2012
2:39 pm

I just purchased these seats as a Hanukkah gift to myself. It also comes with free grape koolaid which was the main selling point.

Blazerdawg

December 20th, 2012
2:40 pm

actual Atlantan – LIKE

Mike Fratello

December 20th, 2012
2:41 pm

I need a job please, bring me back!

Jon Koncak

December 20th, 2012
2:42 pm

Please, someone, poor grape koolaid over me.

Lenny Wilkins

December 20th, 2012
2:43 pm

Can I smoke cigars in those seats? You’ll get a good look at some cheerleaders from that vantage point, yes please!

Schillinger

December 20th, 2012
2:44 pm

In other breaking news – AJC Sports has run out of ideas for articles and would like to insight angry comments from fans that can’t afford expensive tickets.

Happy Holidays!!!

December 20th, 2012
2:46 pm

The Hawks aren’t that good. They have like 18 wins but 6 are against the Bobcats Wizards and Raptors. I would feel for them, but after the New CBA they just got with revenue sharing, they could do something smart and reduce tickets to get Fans in. Then stick it to em when the team is finally a contender. AlthoughThe NBA as a whole is watered down. The early entry policy has ruined the game. Look at the pre draft list this year. In about 5 years the word superstar will be tagged to ONE player. The KiNG!!!