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What costs more: Sixers ticket or beer at arena?

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Bottles of Budweiser beer in a shop window in London, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. The world’s top two beer makers agreed Tuesday to join forces to create a company that would control nearly a third of the global market. AB InBev’s brands include Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona, while SABMiller produces Peroni and Grolsch. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)


There are two things that NBA fans from the Moda Center in Portland to the American Airlines Arena can agree on: Jerseys with sleeves suck, and beer at the arena costs too much.

But in Philadelphia, where you can get a ticket to a Sixers game at a single-digit price — how much are you going to pay to see that team? — it raises an interesting question:

What costs more, the ticket or the beer? One fan posted his answer.

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First, notice this guy is not way up at the top of the arena, he got single-digit ticket prices in the lower bowl. Among the things Jerry Colangelo needs to fix...

Second, $9 for a Coors Light can may be the norm around the league, but that is highway robbery.

Finally, I went on a couple secondary market ticket sites (Seat Geet and Stubhub) to see how cheaply I could buy a ticket to see the Sixers in Philly, and the answer was $8 to see Detroit, $15 to see New York, $7 to see Memphis, and $8 to see Minnesota.

So yes, a $9 Coors Light costs more than most of those. And if you decide to splurge a little and get a good craft beer, well, you might as well be sitting courtside.

(Hat tip