2020-21 NBA Tickets

2020-2021 SEASON

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While there’s no doubt the 2020-21 NBA season is going to look a little different than it has in years past, you can still count on plenty of nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat action on the court. With a planned start date of December 22, the league will pack 72 Regular Season games and the NBA Playoffs into a fast tracked season. And while not every team in the NBA will be selling tickets this year to see the game live, many teams are still planning on safely welcoming fans in the stands by implementing Pod Seating and other protocols. Read on for more info — and don’t forget to favorite your team in your Ticketmaster app to be the first to know when tickets go on sale.

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See our complete list of FAQs for this upcoming NBA Season here.

  • How does COVID-19 affect my tickets?

    We’re working closely with the NBA and the teams to ensure that we keep fans updated. Due to the continually evolving situation, the NBA or teams may decide to reschedule, postpone or cancel events, in which case fans will be promptly notified. Full refunds will be available if a game is canceled and it cannot be replayed, or if it is played under conditions that prohibit fans from attending. If a game is postponed or rescheduled, your tickets may be valid for the new date, so hang onto them and we will keep you posted. Please visit our complete guidelines on canceled and rescheduled events for up-to-date info.

    What safety measures should I be aware of this season?

    Event organizers may implement additional safety measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, such as required face masks, reduced capacity, health screening and contactless transactions. For the latest information, visit your team’s official website.

  • How does socially-distanced, Pod Seating work?

    Tickets will be available to purchase in socially distanced seating pods (i.e., ticket groupings of 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.). Each Pod Seating arrangement will have space surrounding to allow for social distancing at the event consistent with applicable health and safety guidelines. Events that utilize socially distanced seating will be operating at reduced capacity. When you purchase tickets, you must purchase all tickets available for sale in a preset grouping.

    If I can’t make the game, can I sell my tickets on Ticketmaster?

    If for some reason you can’t make the game, you can sell your tickets on Ticketmaster directly from your account.* If your seats are part of a socially distanced seating pod, you must sell your seats together as a group in order to help enforce social distancing guidelines.

    When you visit your account, if you see a “Sell” button on your order, you’ll be able to sell your tickets verified through Ticketmaster. Just click the button to set your price and list your tickets. When your tickets sell, we’ll make sure you receive the correct funds via direct deposit after the event. You can also edit or remove your listing anytime.

    * In certain instances an artist, team or venue may not allow resale for certain rows/seats.

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NBA Tickets 2020-21

After a brief sprint of Preseason games from December 11–19, 2020, the first half of the Regular Season will run from December 22, 2020–March 4,2021 for an initial round of 36 basketball games, followed by an All-Star break from March 5–10. Another 36 games will be played when the second half of the Regular Season resumes, from March 11–May 16, for a total of 72 games. While there won’t be an NBA All-Star Game this year, the NBA Playoffs are still set to occur. Played at stadiums across the country, not all teams are planning on having fans in attendance, and those that are will help promote fan safety by selling tickets as Pod Seating (grouped tickets that are socially distanced from other groups of fans). Be sure to favorite your team in the Ticketmaster app to get alerts as soon as tickets go on sale.

NBA Playoffs

NBA Playoffs

This year’s NBA Playoffs will be preceded by a Play-In Tournament from May 18–21, after which the NBA Playoffs will take place from May 22–July 22. Featuring the top eight teams from each conference battling for a spot in the NBA Finals, it’s a best-of-seven series where players pull out all the stops to earn a win and take a step closer to the championship. Last year, the NBA Playoffs were rescheduled due to COVID-19 and the league’s top 22 teams played an additional eight games in the NBA Bubble at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida from September 30 through October 11 to determine which two teams would advance onto the NBA Finals.

NBA Finals

NBA Finals

The NBA Playoffs reach their apex each year with the NBA Finals; a winner takes all, best of seven series between the top teams from the Western and Eastern Conferences. The 2020 NBA Finals were played within the NBA Bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Bay Lake, Florida, where the Los Angeles Lakers went on to beat the Miami Heat 4-2 — their first NBA Championship in 10 years. All eyes will be on the 2021 NBA Playoffs as teams vie for the right to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy and etch their names into the history books during an unusual, but sure to be entertaining, NBA season.

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