Given the number of empty seats on display during the typical pro sports event, arenas seem to be having a pretty tough time selling tickets. Still, one economist says arena box offices should consider a buy-back strategy so that they could sell the same ticket not just once, but multiple times.
Yes, tickets to sporting events are still sold at face value through stadium and arena box offices. But who does that anymore?
Football fans should be happy that the lockout is over, and that, in most cases, ticket prices at stadiums around the country have remained flat. Four pro teams have even lowered ticket prices this season.
SeatGeek forecasts the prices of sports and concerts tickets on the secondary market—meaning tickets sold via StubHub, eBay, and other vendors where prices are known to fluctuate depending on supply and demand. The service, which is free, also allows you to sign up for e-mail alerts, so that you get a head’s up when ticket prices for a …