No, Wyoming doesn’t have a professional sports team.
That’s OK. Wyomingites participate in professional sports and for most of us, that’s close enough.
So, we adopt professional sports teams from other states.
Because of its proximity, Denver’s teams are often favorites for us cowpokes.
With the Denver Nuggets on the verge of claiming its first ever NBA championship, there could be a desire to drive down to the Mile High city and join in the festivities on Monday evening, assuming Denver will win Game 5.
After all, it’s only 90 minutes (if you leave in the middle of the night) from Cheyenne, under five hours for those in Casper, and if you’re in Lovell, you should have left last Thursday.
And, for our friends in Teton County, your private jet should make it in just under an hour.
The good news is, tickets are available.
The bad news is, none are available at face value.
Ticket prices are slightly exaggerated now.
Cheapest Ticket Prices
While the average cost of a ticket for a Nuggets game this past regular season was $57, the cheapest seat available for Monday night’s game (as of Saturday afternoon) is just under 20 times that.
The bottom-of-the-barrel price with a bottom-of-the-barrel view is $983. If that’s too steep, Seat Geek offers a convenient financing plan that allows you to pay $88 per month for a year at a 14.99% interest rate.
Over on VividSeats, the cheapest price is $997. They, too, offer financing. And the best part is they mention that this is a “great deal.”
On StubHub, the lowest single ticket is $1,084. These upper balcony seats, just like the others, are also on the moon but no readily available payment option is available.
If price is not a concern (Teton County readers), then courtside seats are still available.
On VividSeats, they range in price from $32,777 for the crappy ones to $51,421 for the best view.
Stubhub only has two courtside seats available and they go for $39,781 per ticket.
SeatGeek is offering courtside seats for $30,820. But if you want to sit behind the basket, you can get them for as low as $9,235.
These prices do not include food and drink, of course. The good news is you should be able to keep the total cost here under four figures. Sadly, no financing of food is offered at the Pepsi Center.
As for the costs, a 16 ounce beer is only $14.72 and a hot dog only $6.50, so the total cost would be about $342 assuming each person had eight beers and six hot dogs. And why wouldn’t you indulge?
Jimmy Orr can be reached at email@example.com.