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MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals »

[10 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
StubHub Game Time Purchasing: Cardinals at Giants

It was a great day for a doubleheader. My Dad and I planned to attend both the San Francisco Giants game and Golden State Warriors game.
Parking was much easier today than it was on Friday. I have a friend who lives on Berry St. who let us park in his spot for free.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
In a turn of events, my friend told me that StubHub was now selling Giants tickets up until game time rather than cutting of sales two hours before the game as they do with Cubs …

Chicagoland Sporting Events, Prioritization, Scheduling, Ticket Buying Guide »

[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks are all in the playoffs. Meaning there are several more sporting event options to choose from than in past Aprils. For example, tonight the Chicago Bulls are home at 6 pm and the Chicago White Sox are home at 7:10 pm.
I usually prioritize the stature of the event over the cost of the event. Thus, I will be attending the Chicago Bulls playoff game versus the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight. Currently, ticket prices are $20 for upper …

Chicago, Chicago Bulls, Ticket Buying Guide »

[15 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

Buying tickets from Ticketmaster.com is insane – as most fans already know. So why do it? You should never do it. In my ticket buying guide, I write that fans should never buy tickets through Ticketmaster unless absolutely necessary. First, Ticketmaster adds so many fees to their tickets they are essentially scalping tickets. Second, the odds you will pay higher than what Ticketmaster ends up charging is very rare.
This morning Chicago Bulls playoff tickets went on sale at 10 am since they clinched a playoff …

Indianapolis, Men's College Basketball, Scalpers »

[4 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Buying Tickets to the NCAA Final Four Semifinals

On Friday night I wrote that I would wait to buy tickets to the Final Four semifinals until you are outside of Lucas Oil Stadium. Some people might be nervous about this strategy given 1) you are traveling to Indianapolis without the 100% guarantee of already having tickets in hand and 2) buying tickets from StubHub or a ticket broker guarantees you the tickets are legit.
This morning I almost bought tickets to the Final Four before driving down to Indianapolis. The cheapest tickets for last night’s games have hovered around …

Indianapolis, Men's College Basketball, Scalpers »

[2 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

Are you planning to buy tickets for the Final Four tomorrow in Indianapolis? Currently ticket prices are higher than I expected – especially for the semifinals tomorrow night. There are two ways to buy tickets to the Final Four through the primary market. First, you can buy tickets through the lottery the NCAA holds one year in advance. Second, you can buy tickets from a school. However, both methods require fans to buy “the strip” which includes one ticket to Saturday night’s semifinal games and …

Men's College Basketball, Milwaukee »

[22 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

I understand why the NCAA Tournament charges so much for their tickets – fans will pay. But in the next breath, fans will complain about the cost of tickets. The NCAA charged $71 for each ticket in Milwaukee. The fans overbought. The winners in this scenario are the NCAA, the ticket brokers and any fans who waited to buy tickets. The losers are the fans who bought tickets in advance – the exact people who make the NCAA so much money.
Think of it this way, …

Men's College Basketball, Milwaukee, NCAA Tournament »

[19 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

As you know, this is the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. With the first and second round being held at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee (our neighbors to the north), I will be attending men’s basketball NCAA tournament games for the first time in five years.
My plan is to meet up with two gentlemen I met at the Indiana Pacers game before racing off to the Indianapolis Colts divisional playoff game versus the Baltimore Ravens. At the time they mentioned I could buy one of their tickets …

Chicago, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, NHL »

[11 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

As always, in this blog, I write about how I begged, bought, received for free or used my season ticket to gain entry into a game. Some of these experiences are lucky, some are random, some are typical and some plain boring – however, whenever I receive a free ticket or buy a $100 ticket for $20, most people do not believe it.
Last night was one of the random experiences. For this Blackhawks season, I have adopted the general rule that I would rather spend $25 on a …