June 25, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (left) , power forward Chris Bosh (center) and small forward LeBron James (right) celebrate the 2012 NBA championship during a rally at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Miami Heat Announce Ticket Sales Dates; Season Tickets Not an Option

If you’re a Miami Heat fan looking to be a part of the 2012-’13 season, know that you’ll only be there through individual ticket packages.

Since the city of Miami has such disloyal and bandwagon fans, the Heat sold out of season tickets instantly with a 99 percent renewal rate from those who bought season tickets last year. In case you didn’t catch it, that was sarcasm. It turns out that Miami has built up an excellent following from their acquisition of the ‘Big Three’ and the success that came as a result.

Sure, you’ll probably keep seeing empty seats at the beginning of games, but they’ll fill up by the second half.

For those looking for individual tickets, you can either buy them during a presale this Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. However, the tickets in the presale can only be bought through an offer code. If you’re interested, sign up for Live!Wire on the Miami Heat website.

For everyone else, you can buy tickets officially at 10 a.m. this Friday. All 41 home games will be available.

If you’re concerned over the pricing of tickets, I advise either going to games against lower-tier opponents or saving up for the big opponents. The Heat employ a tactic in their ticket sales known as “dynamic ticket pricing”, which is essentially raising the prices when a quality opponent comes to town.

Either way, you’re basically paying for tickets to see a traveling All-Star team. This 2012-’13 squad with Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis added to the roster may just set the Heat record for most wins, the current record is 61 set in the 1996-’97 season, and possibly even contest the NBA’s current record of 72 wins.

Throw in a championship run and you have no reason not to attend at least one Heat contest to say you’re a part of history.

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