Watch any Major League Baseball game on TV. More often than not, when a view of the “crowd” pops onto the screen, you’ll see …
You’ve probably never heard of “Purple Pricing.” But you’ll like that it gives you a chance to snag sports tickets below face value, without resorting to haggling, scalping, or timing the market right.
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.
No one present at next week’s swearing-in ceremony of Barack Obama as president is supposed to pay a dime to attend the event. But some attendees may be paying thousands of dollars for the privilege.
Yes, tickets to sporting events are still sold at face value through stadium and arena box offices. But who does that anymore?
Overall, baseball ticket prices have remained stable this year: The average seat to a Major League game costs a bit under $27 in 2012, roughly the same as last year. Still, considering how many games there are during the season, …
The expansion of online ticket marketplaces has meant that many tickets are now sold well below face value. It’s also resulted in tickets to some especially in-demand events becoming more expensive than ever.
As Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter reaches within a few hits of the 3,000-hit milestone, the asking price for tickets at Yankee Stadium this weekend has more than doubled—to an average of $165.
Based on the median price of tickets being sold at StubHub, a seat at the Super Bowl would run you $6,574, or $26,294 for a family of four. Such a sizeable chunk of cash could alternately cover the cost of 52 iPads, 3,307 movie tickets, or a decent down payment on a house.