Everybody has a favorite team, so why not show your love and support by finding some tickets to go see them play live? Well, you’d be surprised by a lot of people’s answers. It’s either too expensive, too time-consuming, or some other lame excuse.
If you want to see your favorite team in the stadium, all you have to do is follow these simple steps, and you’ll find yourself in the stand holding a cold beer in no time. Let’s get into it.
In the year 2019, it’s hard to imagine doing anything without the power of the internet to help you out, and buying cheap tickets is no different. People usually visit several different websites to find their perfect price, and you can do the same thing too!
All you have to do is create accounts on websites like StubHub, Ticketmaster, or VIVIDSEATS and start browsing. Ticket prices will go up and down depending on the scale of the event, the opposing team, and the seating – so be on the lookout for tickets as soon as they become available for purchase. I know it can be an annoying process, but if you really love your team, then you’ll be hitting F5 every ten seconds.
It’s important to remember that people on the internet (especially sketchy scalping websites) will try to scam you every step of the way, so be cautious. The last thing you want is to show up at the game with a couple of counterfeit tickets – or even worse: no tickets. Trust me; I’ve learned this one the hard way.
A good way to find tickets around town for a low price is by just asking around. You might have a buddy who’s also interested in the same teams as you and would like to go see the game. Maybe his buddy from college lives in the area and happens to have a couple of primo ticket available for a stupidly cheap price.
Now, this is purely hypothetical, but you can start to see how connections with family and friends can be a great resource for tickets. And the best part of it is; you’ll always get the “homie-discount” from your friends – or at least pay the face value for them.
If you’re serious about paying low prices for your tickets, you can always mooch off of a new friend. This move is kind of low-class, but if these friends of yours enjoy your company enough to buy your seasonal ticket, then good luck to you. There’s nothing wrong with a little friendship bonus every now and again.
At the Game
This is obviously the last choice for anybody with half a brain, but if it’ll get you that ticket in time to see the game, then who cares? It’s not a very cost-effective (or legal) tactic for buying tickets, but sometimes it’s your only option besides climbing a tree on the overpass and listening to the fans.
Scalpers are generally pretty shady people, so you’d do well to make sure the whole thing is legit before you shell off $200 to some guy you just met who’s carrying an envelope that may or may not be completely empty.
Again, speaking from personal experience here: use this as a last resort. You’ll end up paying double for what you’re getting, and the seats aren’t exactly worth the money if you know what I mean.