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Ticket Prices Soar For Dwyane Wade's Final Heat Home Game

Wade's announcement drove the average ticket listing price up 76% for his home finale
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Dwyane Wade on Sunday announced that he will return to the Heat for one final season, and for his final home game April 9, it is going to cost fans "a lot for any seat at AmericanAirlines Arena," according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. On the Heat's website Monday morning, the "lowest-priced individual tickets" to the game against the 76ers were "priced at $212.75 for an upper deck sideline seat and $215 for an upper-level seat behind the basket." By comparison, the Heat listed their lowest price for their "next-to-last regular season home game" against the Celtics on April 3 at $46 for an "upper deck seat behind the basket." The Heat website was "selling a courtside seat to that 76ers game for $4,597, much higher than the average regular season game." According to TickPick.com, as of Monday, the "average listing price" for the 76ers game was $779.76, up 76% from when Wade made his announcement on Sunday (MIAMI HERALD, 9/18).