Games for popular matches in the NFL, NBA and MLB can sell out quickly and can be extremely hard to come by. However if you want tickets to see the Yankees or desperately want Chicago Bears tickets there are steps you can take. If there is a game that you absolutely have to see and don’t mind paying a little extra for the privilege here’s what you can do:
If you go to the venue a few hours before kick-off or first pitch you will doubtless find plenty of shady characters offering tickets for the game. This really should be your last resort as you will end up paying way over the odds for your ticket. While some venues have “no-scalping zones” outside where fans can sell unwanted tickets for face value the practice has yet to become widespread. If you are feeling brave you can leave buying a ticket until the game has started or the very last minute as the ticket becomes virtually worthless to the scalper if no one has bought it by then.
StubHub has partnered with MLB to offer fans a safe way to buy and sell their unwanted sports tickets to baseball games. Price of tickets is determined by supply and demand so you can expect to pay considerably more for sold out games. However using sites such as StubHub, GET ME IN! and Ticket Ace is the safe way to buy tickets online as all transactions are guaranteed by the site.
eBay and Craigslist
These two sites can be great sources of tickets for sold out sporting events. Craigslist has listing for most major cities and it is simply a matter of going to the for sale category, clicking on tickets and seeing what is available. When you are using these sites make sure to leave some time for delivery or collection of the tickets.
Most teams have a dedicated forum and you can often find tickets for even the most in-demand games. Use forums and other social networking sites dedicated to your team regularly and you may be surprised by just how easy it is to get tickets on them
When buying sports tickets through means other than official sites it definitely pays to be careful. While most sellers are genuine there will always be those who are looking to make a fast buck from the unwary.