If you want to go to tonight’s Nets-Cavs Game 5, but don’t think you can get a fairly priced ticket, think again.
“I’m selling tickets at face value,” Scalper Mike, a veteran of the Ontario Street ticket bazaar
, told me this afternoon. “Unbenounced to fans, despite all the hoopla about the team, people in the (ticket) business our losing their asses.”
A cursory search of Craigslist’s ticket page
shows plenty of seats up for grabs. The prices are high – but they were for previous games too, Mike said. “I was losing $30 a ticket, getting $190 a piece,” he said. “People are gonna get what they can, they’re gonna ask for what they can.”
During the last Cavs home game, he said, “I called up my client list and offered a discount. I’m just trying to hedge my losses.”
You can find tickets at the Cavs’ Flash Seats site
and other websites. Or you can just walk down Ontario and look for Mike: “I’ll be out there with my megaphone and my neon sign.” – Joe P. Tone