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Miami Heat fans hoping to buy a seat for the NBA Finals will have to stand if they want to watch from inside the arena.
Seats for home games 3, 4 and 5 sold out at the Heat box office, leaving fans with just $141 standing room only tickets as an option.
"I know the tickets probably were gone yesterday, but I’m happy I got one,” Charles Webb said.
Tickets were gone online to season ticketholders by noon on Sunday, the day after the Heat beat the Celtics in Game 7 of their series.
Fan Eddy Cobb purchased some of the last standing room tickets Monday.
"I got some standing room only,” Cobb said. “This is the first time I’ve been to a NBA final and I really wanted to get in there. Total of $564.”
The average price for this year’s finals is estimated to be just over $1,000 per ticket, 15.74 percent higher than last year’s prices.
But the inflation don’t bother some. Rune Rui, a visitor from Norway, was more than willing to pay for standing room only.
"Just to get to see it is a bargain for me," Rui said.
People still hoping for seats sold out at the ticket office and online may have to contact a ticket broker like Todd Rubin, who owns Todd’s Tickets in Aventura Mall.
"Miami, South Florida, a lot of procrastinators, people kind of wait and watch to see what happens,” Rubin said. "If we are down two [games], the price will come down. If we are up two or split, the prices will go up."