With football season kicking off last month, plenty of sports fans are trying to find new, innovative and cheaper ways of getting their hands on tickets to the top sporting events. Sports events can often be watched for free on television, but nothing compares to being there right next to all the live action. But, tickets to the big sporting events can be expensive, so many fans hope to find cut-price deals in order to save themselves some money. Thankfully, there’s no need to always pay full price when you’re getting tickets to your favorite must-see sports games.
Second Hand Tickets
Often, fans will buy tickets to games, only to realize that they’re not going to be able to make it on the day. By waiting a little while in order to get tickets, you may also be able to choose from a range of second-hand tickets that people are selling for a lesser amount than the usual price, just to be able to get rid of the tickets quickly and get as much of their money back as possible. Often, people selling sports tickets on sites such as www.ticketoffices.com will give you a great deal and offer an amazing price just to attract more people to buy so that they can get rid of the tickets as soon as possible.
Join the Fan Club
Becoming an official member of the fan club of whichever sporting teams you support is a great way to increase your chances of being the first to hear about ticket deals and offers. Along with that, joining the fan club also means that you may be able to get access to a range of exclusive, members-only ticket deals and prices, or even free entry to certain games and events. Sometimes, membership may come at a price, but that fee can definitely be worth it when it comes to how much you could be able to save on tickets. If you enjoy going to games a lot, this could definitely be a great way to save money.
Although most major football teams and other sporting teams will play on the weekend, a range of other sports, for example hockey or baseball, will play on weeknights. Going to weeknight and weekday games, rather than opting to attend weekend games every time, can actually save you money. This is because weeknight tickets tend to be less popular with the fans, therefore are often sold off at a cheaper price in order to encourage more people to attend.
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Purchase Single Tickets
Since major sporting events are usually a social activity that you attend with a friend, relative or partner or in a group, single tickets don’t tend to be as popular. On a ‘per-ticket’ basis, single tickets tend to be available at a much cheaper price, especially if they are being sold second hand. Even if you’re not planning to attend the game on your own, though, you can often find multiple single tickets available for seats which are quite close to each other, for example if you’re going with a friend, you could still get two seats in the same section.
Buy On the Day
Although many sporting fans worry about waiting until game day in order to buy their ticket, doing so can definitely pay off when it comes to how much money you can save. Major baseball game tickets can be around 33.5% cheaper than those bought two weeks before the game when purchased on the day. Although waiting until game day has its drawbacks, such as the fact that you won’t have as broad a choice of seats as you would if you’d bought them earlier, it can definitely be worth it if you’re trying to save money.
If you’re planning to buy your game tickets through a third party, be sure to factor in any potential fees. If you’re purchasing tickets online, you may be charged around $10 or more just for booking and handling fees. Because of this, buying only from the official box office, or from vendors which do not charge additional fees, is a good way to keep as much of your money in your pocket when buying tickets to sporting events.
Attending sporting events is definitely a fun activity, however, it doesn’t come cheap. Thankfully, there are plenty of innovative ways in which you can save some cash without having to miss out on catching all the live action at the game.