First ever basket ball game

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  1. Stephen Cole

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    Hello from the UK

    I am not the fan here but my 12 year old son is which is the main thing. Being a responsible parent, I want to encourage his interest in the sport so a question straight off the bat so to speak, if you don't mind.

    I was thinking of bringing my son to see the Warriors play the LA Clippers on April 7th at their home stadium. Not based in the states and never been to a Basketball game. How easy is it to get the tickets and are there any scams I should be aware of?

    Looking online tickets are understandably more expensive the closer you are to the court. Are the 'nosebleed' seats really that bad or is there a happy medium?

    Any advice would be very welcome

    Many thanks in advance

    Steve
     
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    Rob NBA All-Star Staff Member

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    Hi Steve..your best bet would be to go through the NBA website or legitimate resale sites like stub hub.. and so on. You can have a seat in the upper level and still have a good view. it would be best to go mid to low rows in the upper level. It only gets a little difficult way up in the back. But the arena's are much smaller than a football stadium for example.
     
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    Welcome Steve! Wow, what a fantastic trip that would be for your son. I echo Rob's thoughts, while you could probably find some deals and cheaper prices elsewhere, you risk getting counterfeit tickets or otherwise scammed. If you go to https://nbatickets.nba.com/ these are guaranteed authentic and are seats from season ticket holders. If you are coming all that way, I would want to feel secure that I am not going to get turned away.

    The closer you are to the action the better, however, the first 5-8 rows of the upper level would still offer decent views.

    Let us know if we can answer any other questions.
     
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    Not much to add to what was already posted. Just... welcome, Steve!!
     
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    Hi All

    Sorry for the delay in responding. Well.......

    I got a little caught up in the heat of the moment and have ended up with two seats in section 201, row 5 which judging by the comments should offer a decent view. Tickets were purchased via the NBA site which routed me to Ticket Master so one would assume the tickets to be genuine.

    The game starts at 5. What would be the best time to arrive?

    Arriving on the 5th April, departing on the 14th so plenty of time to take in the sights, smells and food that San Francisco has to offer and to see the Warriors on the 7th
    I told my son the other night, safe to say, there is an excited 12 year old boy here in the UK counting down the days. His dads mildly thrilled also ;)


    Thanks for all the advice

    Regards

    Steve
     
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    That is AWESOME Steve. What a wonderful Father you are. Lucky boy!

    I dont have a ton of advice about arrival time but since this is the first game and presumably won't be another one for quite some time, my guess is you want to make the most of the experience and be able to walk around a bit. Keep in mind, there is NOTHING surrounding the Arena so it would just be checking out the arena and watching shoot around. I think the game starts at 5:30 so perhaps being inside by 4:45 would be good to catch some sights and sounds.
     
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    Allow plenty of time. not sure what time they start letting folks in, but you'll want to catch some of the warm up if you can. Curry shooting from the tunnel and all...
    Also its a good ten minute walk from BART if you are traveling that way, fyi..
    The games go by surprisingly fast. They stop serving beer after halftime. Have fun!
     

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