This was reported in the Los Angeles Times. $250-$450 for marquee events such as the gymnastics final and basketball gold-medal game. Less popular Olympic events, including preliminaries for rugby and shooting, would average about $34 a ticket. Golf preliminaries would be the cheapest event at an average of $13.12. Diving finals would cost $270 and beach volleyball finals would be $166. The overall average would be about $137 a ticket.
Clearly the Olympic games are for rich people. The rich want the city to underwrite the cost. With a 83% current occupancy rate at local hotels without any Olympics why do we need this? Of course NBC will benefit from the games and that is business. I hope Budapest or Paris wins the competition. We DO NOT need the Olympics in Los Angeles.