Great Tips for Locating Hard to Find Sports Tickets

by Al Terry - Date: 2007-03-11 - Word Count: 923 Share This!

The major sports events nationwide, such as baseball, football, basketball and hockey can either be very easy to find tickets at a reasonable price or extremely difficult. Many factors play into the supply and demand of sports tickets for events and venues. Some factors include the popularity of the team, how well the team is doing any given year and the rivalry match up of the event. Sports tickets for the New York Yankees versus the Boston Red Sox in the final game of the season with the winner moving onto the wild card for example, these tickets were probably sold out at the beginning of the season and locating them at a reasonable price is most likely impossible. There is always a way to locate any sports tickets for an event and with some tricks and tips even the above example can be accomplished.

Sports tickets are usually always in high demand and even if a team is not doing well the local fans will always want to attend the games throughout the season. The best way to procure your sports tickets is always to order them the day they go on sale directly from the box office. This way you always receive the tickets and seats you want for any given date and match up at the cheapest price available. The down side to this is that you must plan for the event months in advance and do to the improvisational nature of sports may not get to see a great game or important match up. Though most sports fans are aware of the seasons schedule and can take a good guess on what will occur for their team in a season.

The above example is typically the best way to secure your sports tickets for the season, however, if you simply cannot plan that far in advance and are tired of trying to get through to the box office only to end up with nose bleed section seating the use of a ticket broker may be a better option. Ticket brokers seem to get a bad name sometimes but do offer a reputable service. If money is not a factor and the idea of paying a bit extra for your sports tickets in order to avoid the hassles of trying to get through to the box office all day, as well as being able to pick any seats you want the extra cost can be reasonable.

A sports tickets broker often has a price increase around thirty percent higher then face value on average. Depending on the popularity of the event and premium seating options prices can and will go dramatically higher. Ordering your sports tickets earlier will help you to save money from a ticket broker and ease any hassles. The ability to use the Internet may help you save money on your sports tickets as well. Many online sports tickets brokers offer discount codes and sales of around ten percent. Shop around the Internet and try to locate a promo code for a ticket broker to save a considerable amount of money from the listed price on the website. If you locate the seats you want to an event from a sports ticket broker online, during checkout look for the promo code box. If the promo code box is available before you make the purchase email the ticket broker for a code.

Using the Internet to locate sports tickets is a very useful tool. Ebay is always an option for locating your sports tickets and perhaps you can locate a great deal from someone who has extras and is unable to attend the event. Typically these sellers are looking to just receive the face value, shipping and perhaps a couple extra dollars for the work they put into purchasing the sports tickets. Most times they sell the tickets at face value to recoup the costs and not waste the sports tickets they purchased.

The last tip for using the Internet to secure your sports tickets is one which works great and saves you money. The only downside to this is you must invest some time and may be disappointed with not finding the sports tickets you desire. Many sports fans have communities online. These may be forums or blogs related directly to the team you love and the fans are all friendly and helpful. Try using a search engine to locate these forums by doing a search for "baseball forums" or "Padres blog." Then make some posts asking if anyone has extra tickets available. Put the date and event you wish to attend and make sure you include your email so fans may write you with what they have available. Since you are all related through the passion of your team very rarely will anyone ask for more then face value and you may be able to locate amazing seats for the best game of the season at an unbelievable price.

Purchasing sports tickets from the box office will save you time and money but may be more of a hassle then it is worth. A sports tickets broker typically will have the seats for any event you wish to attend with a drastic increase in price but eliminate all hassles these other techniques involve. The Internet is a great source to locate sports tickets from friends and fans of the team who will be more then willing to help you out. Any one of these tips should assure you find the sports tickets of your choice and get to attend the event.

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Al is the webmaster for A Sports Tickets resource site for sports events nationwide including teams, venues and sports tickets links.

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