The upcoming 2012-2013 season is going to be one of the most highly-anticipated seasons in the history of the Lakers.
With the a new and exciting core and an improved bench, expectations are high for the Lakers but ticket availability for non-season ticket holders (or true fans) will be scarce at best. If you've tried purchasing a pre-season ticket lately, you know what I'm talking about.
But if you want to try your luck, Ticketmaster (not Staples Center, oddly enough) will be selling individual tickets on Saturday, Sept. 22nd starting at 10 a.m.
If you haven't purchased a ticket prior to pre-season before, I highly suggest contacting your nearest Ticketmaster outlet now and ask if they'll be selling tickets on site. Never assume they will just because they're an official Ticketmaster retail location.
If your preferred location is selling tickets on site, I can't emphasize enough to plan ahead of time (and expect a huge crowd) as these tickets will be gone in a matter of a few minutes whether you're buying in person or online.
There will be a limit of 4 tickets max. per person, per game.
Since the acquisition of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, the average Lakers season ticket cost increased from $1 to $38 on 26 home games and around $242 to $247 in general — including $450 on Christmas Day against the New York Knicks.
Here is the full regular season schedule.