NBA basketball franchise the Portland Trail Blazers has become the latest team to offer a standing-room monthly in-arena pass.
The ticket for games at Moda Center will cost $60 (£47/€53) a month. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the ‘Blazers Game Plan’ ticket provides fans with standing-room access only.
The @trailblazers become third team to sell in-arena pass. Offering $60 a month to get standing room for every home game. Blackhawks charging $88 for standing room for the month. The Warriors are charging $100, no access to see court, only watch from TVs inside arena. pic.twitter.com/13kDrCGUjr
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 19, 2018
The pass is effective from December 1 but fans who sign up early will receive free access to all remaining home games in November.
The news comes after it emerged earlier this month that rival NBA team the Golden State Warriors is to start offering fans a $100-a-month pass that does not provide a view of the court.
Although the Warriors pass does not include a seat at Oracle Arena or access to the seating bowl, fans will have access to bars, restaurants and club areas where they can watch the game on TV screens. The team hopes to sell around 200 passes each month.
NHL ice hockey team the Chicago Blackhawks has also started offering a standing-room-only pass worth $88 a month as teams seek fresh ways to get fans through the door.
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