NBA fans are outraged by ‘obscene’ parking fees at the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics playoffs – and it could cost even more
Parking fees for Game 4 of the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics will cost loyal fans a pretty penny.
Prices reportedly ranged from $80 to $150 depending on when you arrived at the Kaseya Center for the crucial game.
Attending an NBA game between rivals like the Heat and the Celtics is an experience cherished by basketball fans around the world.
However, the joy and excitement at the inflated parking fees can quickly turn to frustration and disbelief.
Per Fox Sports’ Andy SlaterParking in the Bayside garage for last night’s Heat Celtics game was $80 if you arrived by 7:30 p.m.
If you showed up after 7:30 p.m., the price went up to $100.
For many, these costs come on top of the already substantial costs of tickets, concessions, and merchandise.
Considering that an upper deck ticket cost slightly over $350, Game 4 was a steep price.
Parking near major venues has become a lucrative business opportunity for operators who take advantage of the limited supply and high demand of game nights.
While it’s understandable that companies want to maximize their profits, the fees can leave a sour taste in loyal fans.
One fan responded on Twitter, saying, “A way to stop fans from going there.”
Another fan responded, tweeting, “The city of Miami should be ashamed.”
Miami fans left the arena disappointed as they missed a chance to defeat the Celtics 4-0.
The Heat lost 116-99 and will now try to secure their place in the NBA Finals against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.
When the series returns to Miami for Game 6, it’s unknown if parking prices will remain at the same high levels.