New Delhi: When it comes to watching the most awaited matches Live, sports fanatics across the world are ready to splurge unbelievable amount of money to watch their favourite stars play in front of their eyes.
The tickets for the much-awaited decisive seventh game of NBA Finals championship between Cleveland Cavaliers and defending champion Golden State Warriors was one such match where tickets were being sold at skyrocketing prices.
According to StubHub – an online marketplace which provides services for buyers and sellers of tickets for sports, concerts, theater and other live entertainment events, a fan bought two courtside seats to Game 7 of the NBA Finals for $49,500 apiece.
StubHub spokesman Cameron Papp told ESPN that the price of the seats surpassed the previous record of $37,000 paid on the ticket resale site for a courtside seat to Game 4 of the NBA Finals in 2008 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics.
StubHub also sold a seat to the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight last May for $35,000.
While StubHub refused to disclose the buyer, it did reveal that he was "well known."
As expected, the seventh match proved to be an intense one, as Lebron James guided Cavaliers to a thrilling win over their opponents, who were the defending champions.