What’s the most exciting thing you can possibly do in Los Angeles? Watch an NBA game. A Lakers game to be exact: L.A. Lakers versus Detroit Pistons. That’s right, my first live game. How crazy is that!??!?!??!!
I was planning on seeing a game, but I didn’t actually purchase my ticket until two days before because I was obviously torn between catching the Clippers game or the Lakers one. My buddy who is crazy about ball suggested that Clippers would be more fun to watch, but I had a schedule conflict so Lakers it was.
I purchased my ticket directly from AXS.com and the total came to $162.70 USD ($222.66 CAD) for a PR2 row 3 seat. Now the tickets were a lot cheaper than I imagined. The lowest tier was around $15 and I was joking with my friend about how that’s probably for seats in the far end corner or even outside the arena across the street where you watch through a binocular.
Photo provided by seatgeek.com.
If you’re unsure which ticket level to go for, ≪SeatGeek≫ has an amazing guide to the views you will be getting from each and every section.
I happened to be staying at Downtown JW Marriott L.A. Live, which was literally right across the street from Staples Center hence I chose the day of show will call option and picked up my ticket in the morning on the 15th. Everything worked out conveniently well!
Doors for Suite and Premier ticket holders open 2 hours prior to the start of the game and doors for General Public open 1.5 hours before. I was way excited and got to the game fairly early, a bit over half an hour before.
Find out more on what I did in L.A. in my California vlog! See you next time.