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Here’s my background concerning being an NBA fan

I’m the type of guy that likes to know everything about what I'm spending my money on. Sadly there is not much info that a person like me can find online about the Hornets. I’m going to give a good account of my time as a Charlotte Hornets Season Ticket Holder.

Here’s my background concerning being an NBA fan

I grew up about an hour away from Cleveland Ohio and believe it or not, I never went to a Cavaliers game during my teen years. As a teen I was watching all of the new age greats like Jordan, Barkley, Robinson, Ewing, and so on. Back in the early 90’s everyone around my way loved the Hornets and if you didn’t love the Hornets at least you loved their colors and gear. Charlotte Hornets gear was cool even up in Ohio.  So yes I was a Hornets fan back in the day and yes it does make me feel damn good to be a season ticket holder now. I graduated high school back in 1995 and didn’t really watch or follow The NBA until the end of the 2009/2010 NBA season. After watching LeBron James fight the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals and lose I was hooked on The NBA again. Time moved forward and in January 2015 I had a family obligation in Cleveland Ohio so I decided to fly up a day early and see a CAVS game and that would lead to me loving live NBA entertainment. 

My 1st NBA Game  
1/28/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Season Ticket Holders Price - $125 per seat (Section 127, Row 8, Seat 18) behind CAVS bench

Picture of my paper ticket from the game

What I paid - $245 per seat (including taxes and fees)

I purchased the e-ticket from a re-seller at Flash Seats (The CAVS official ticket vendor for club sales and ticket holder re-sales)

The game was a blast, the arena was loud and fun, and it was one of the best times I had ever had as an adult. I had so much fan I made plans with my wife to take her to a NBA game in Cleveland as soon as possible.
Collage of my 1st NBA game 

My 2nd NBA Game 
4/1/2015 Washington Wizards vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Season Ticket Holder Price – Unknown per seat (Section 200, Row F, Seats 1, 2, 3) nose bleeds

What I paid - $81.60 per seat (including taxes and fees)

I purchased 3 e-tickets from a re-seller at Ticketmaster (The Wizards official ticket vendor for club sales and ticket holder re-sales) *Ticketmaster is the official vendor for most NBA clubs tickets*
Picture of my e tickets from the game

During a Washington D.C.  / Cleveland vacation I got tickets for two NBA games. My wife who is also a NBA fan hated her first NBA experience at the Wizards Verizon Center. The arena was dirty and the people working there were rude. We had nose bleed seats and the Wizards were playing one of the worst teams in the league for the 2014/2015 season (76ers). The game was really boring and not even half of the seats in the arena were full. 
Collage of my 2nd NBA game

My 3rd NBA Game 
4/5/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls

Season Ticket Holder Price – $154 per seat (Section 127, Row 6, Seats 3, 4) behind CAVS bench

Picture of my paper tickets from the game


What I paid - $314 per seat (including taxes and fees)

I purchased 2 e-tickets from a re-seller at Flash Seats (The CAVS official ticket vendor for club sales and ticket holder re-sales)
Picture of my e tickets from the game

This was the 2nd NBA game of my Washington D.C.  / Cleveland vacation. What a great game. My wife became a super fan and we both had a great time together watching NBA basketball that we decided we would be going back to Cleveland’s next season home opener.
Collage of my 3rd NBA game

My 4th NBA Game 
11/30/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat

Season Ticket Holder Price – $369 per seat (Section 125, Row 5, Seats 7, 8) behind Heat bench

Picture of my paper tickets from the game


What I paid - $613 per seat (including taxes and fees)

I purchased 2 e-tickets from a re-seller at Flash Seats (The CAVS official ticket vendor for club sales and ticket holder re-sales)

Picture of my e tickets from the game

This was our 1st NBA home opener complete with a fan festival and concert. We had a great time in Cleveland as always and made plans to travel back in the future.
Collage of my 4th NBA game

My 5th NBA Game 
1/2/2016 Charlotte Hornets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Season Ticket Holder Price – $14 per seat (Section 209, Row Q, Seats 10, 11, 12) nose bleeds
Picture of my paper tickets from the game


What I paid - $56.40 per seat (including taxes and fees)

I purchased 4 e-tickets from a re-seller at Ticketmaster (The Hornets official ticket vendor for club sales and ticket holder re-sales) *Ticketmaster is the official vendor for most NBA clubs tickets*
Picture of my e tickets from the game
This was our 1st Hornets game and I’m sad to say that I didn’t have a good time. We had 2 of our kids with us so we had to get nose bleeds to make the game affordable. I swear I could hit the last seats on the wall if I turned around. Great game going on and I couldn’t see the game with my naked eyes I was just at the game watching the game on the scoreboard. My wife and I swore to never sit in the nose bleeds again if we could help it.
Collage of my 5th NBA game

My 6th NBA Game 
3/29/2016 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Huston Rockets

Season Ticket Holder Price – $140 per seat (Section 127, Row 1, Seats 9, 10) behind CAVS bench
Picture of my paper tickets from the game


What I paid - $501 per seat (including taxes and fees)

I purchased 2 e-tickets from a re-seller at Flash Seats (The CAVS official ticket vendor for club sales and ticket holder re-sales)

Picture of my e tickets from the game
This was our attempt to sit on the floor and Row 1 behind the bench is not right behind the bench in Cleveland. There were 2 rows of VIP seating in front of Row 1 before you got to the 2 rows of players / coaches seats. I wouldn’t recommend sitting this close to a bench ever. You can’t see the game most of the time because the giant players on the bench are always standing up in front of you.

Collage of my 6th NBA game


My 7th NBA Game 
3/31/2016 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets 

Season Ticket Holder Price – unknown per seat (Section C107, Row 15, Seats 11, 12) across from CAVS bench

What I paid - $158 per seat (including taxes and fees)

I purchased 2 e-tickets from a re-seller at Flash Seats (The CAVS official ticket vendor for club sales and ticket holder re-sales)
Picture of my e tickets from the game

Great time at the game. We found what we consider to be the best seats in the house. We can see the entire court from up above and we are still close to the floor. 

Collage of my 7th NBA game


As you can see I’ve spent some major bucks flying up north to watch NBA basketball. After looking for seats that were close to the floor, close to the home bench, close to the visitor’s bench, up high, down low and always priced just right I learned a lot about mark up prices for different sections and the sections seats, as well as good viewing areas for the money. My wife and I decided that even though we didn’t have a great time during the one time we went to the Hornets arena we were going to become season ticket holders and enjoy lots of NBA games for less money than we had been paying to travel from Jacksonville NC to Cleveland for a few games each season.

You have my NBA background now so here’s my Charlotte Hornets 2016/2017 Season Ticket Holder Guide and my 2017/2018  Charlotte Hornets Partial Season Ticket Holder Guide

Click on either link for detailed info 
2016/2017 Season Ticket Holders Guide

2017/2018 Partial Season Ticket Holders Guide



ONGOING UPDATES
Below are my NBA Playoff experiences and collages from all the Hornets games I've been to as a season ticket holder.

I went to my first playoff game in Cleveland. I got a password to get season ticket holder prices from my cousin who is a season ticket holder with the CAVS. 


My 1st NBA Playoff Game 
4/17/2017 
Round 1 - Game 2 
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers

Season Ticket Holder Price – $410 per seat (Section 125, Row 12, Seat 1) 


Picture of my paper ticket from the game

What I paid - $439.10 per seat (including taxes and fees)

I purchased 1 e-tickets from The CAVS Organization using my cousins season ticket holder password at Flash Seats (The CAVS official ticket vendor for club sales and ticket holder re-sales)

Picture of my e ticket from the game

I had a great time at the game. Playoff games are way more exciting than normal season games. I plan on going to a playoff game every year now.

4-7-2017 Cavs vs Pacers - Game 2

My 2nd NBA Playoff Game 
5/7/2017 
Round 2 - Game 4 
Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics

Season Ticket Holder Price – unknown per seat (Section 112, Row K, Seats 15, 16)
Picture of my paper tickets from the game


What I paid - $278.55 per seat (including taxes and fees)


I purchased 2 e-tickets from the Wizards Organization at Ticketmaster (The Wizards official ticket vendor for club sales and ticket holder re-sales) *Ticketmaster is the official vendor for most NBA clubs tickets*
Picture of my e tickets from the game
I had a good time at the game. Playoff games are way more exciting than normal season games. While the Verizon Center needs to be updated we still had a good time. We plan on going to a playoff game every year now, although it most likely will not be in DC.

5-7-2017 Wizards vs Celtics - Game 4

My 3rd NBA Playoff Game 
4/15/2018 
Round 1 - Game 1 
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers

Season Ticket Holder Price – $410 per seat (Section 108, Row 8, Seat 1) 
Picture of my paper ticket from the game

What I paid - $437.25 per seat (including taxes and fees)

I purchased 1 e-tickets from The CAVS Organization. I joined the Cavaliers Wine & Gold Nation fan club and opted in for the one hour presale of playoff tickets at Flash Seats (The CAVS official ticket vendor for club sales and ticket holder re-sales)


Picture of my e ticket from the game

4-15-2018 Cavs vs Pacers - Game 1


2017/2018 SEASON
COLLAGE OF MY SEASON SO FAR
10-20-2017 Hornets vs Hawks
11-25-2017 Hornets vs Spurs 
12-9-2017 Hornets vs Lakers
12-23-2017 Hornets vs Bucks

1-12-2018 Hornets vs Jazz
1-13-2018 Hornets vs Thunder
I hit the road and watched the Hornets take on the Celtics at The TD Garden
2/28/2018 Celtics vs Hornets

Collage Pictures From My 
2016/2017 Hornets Season
10/29/2016 Hornets vs Celtics
11/11/2016 Hornets vs Raptors
11/26/2016 Hornets vs Knicks
12/3/2016 Hornets vs Timberwolves
12/31/2016 Hornets vs Cavaliers
1/25/2017 Hornets vs Warriors
2/11/2017 Hornets vs Clippers
3/24/2017 Hornets vs Cavaliers


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