The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association (NBA) playing in the Eastern Conference of the league. The franchise was founded in 1946 and has been located in Boston ever since. Today, the Celtics play their home games at the TD Garden, which has a capacity of about 18,600 for basketball games. Celtics’ teams have won a total of 17 championships making it the most successful franchise in NBA history in terms of championships.
Forbes ascribes the team a franchise value of 875 million U.S. dollars in 2014, an increase of about 20 percent over the previous year. Overall the Boston Celtics are the franchise with the fourth-highest value in the league behind the New York Knicks, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls. On average, the franchises of the NBA had a value of 634 million U.S. dollars in 2014. In the 2012/13 season, the revenue of the Boston Celtics was at 169 million U.S. dollars.
Boston Celtics games had an average per game attendance of 18,107 in the 2013/14 season. Total attendance was at about 742 thousand. The average ticket price for Boston Celtics games was at 70.79 U.S. dollars in 2014/15 according to Team Marketing Report’s Fan Cost Index. The overall league-wide average ticket price was at about 54 U.S. dollars.