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24/7 Wall Street: The Most Expensive Tickets in Sports

3. Miami Heat

Avg. Ticket Price: $123.35
W-L Past 10 Years: 53.6% (11th highest)
Championships Past 10 Years: 1
Avg. Home Attendance: 19,935

If you are buying a resold ticket, South Beach is the third-most expensive place in America to watch a basketball game, at a little over $123 per ticket on average. This figure is an extension of increased demand, reflected in the 30% jump in attendance at AmericanAirlines Arena in the past decade. The leap is in large part to due to the triumvirate of stars that joined forces before the 2010-2011 season. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh helped the Heat draw an average of 19,935 fans last year — fourth most in the NBA. After doling out the cash to sign the three free agents before the 2011 season, the Heat’s operating income dipped from $8 million in 2010 to -$5.9 million in 2011. But 2012 turned that around. The interest generated by the new-look Heat has put the team back in the black and operating income shot up to $26 million in 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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