When looking to purchase sports event tickets there are many option available.   Each option has advantages and disadvantages such as price, timing and ease of locating.   For someone who money is not a concern finding great seats quickly is a very simple task.   For someone who is looking to save a lot of money and still want great seating to a premium event the search may become frustrating.   These are some tips which show all the options available and may help you secure your sports event tickets.

The first option is always the best course of action.   This would be to locate the venues box office and call the earliest possible on the day the tickets go on sale.   You may use the Internet to search for say “New York Yankees Ticket Sales” and find the date, time and phone number for when the sports event tickets go on sale.   You will want to call the box office and may spend a lot of time trying to get through to secure the tickets to the event.   This option offers you great face value pricing and the disadvantages are that you may not get through and end up with less then desired seats.   The event may be so far in advance that the game you have tickets to can be a bad match up or not one of the great games of the season.

The next option is to use a ticket broker to purchase your sports tickets.   This way of purchasing sports events tickets may cost an average of thirty percent more over face value, but will guarantee the seats you desire, last minute and no risk of a fake ticket.   When locating and purchasing tickets through a broker ensure they are licensed and make sure you call or email for any promotional codes which may be used through checkout.   These codes can save you ten percent or more and sometimes eliminate the service charge.

The above two examples are the extremes of purchasing sports event tickets.   One will save you money but will not guarantee great seats to a great event.   The second will guarantee you these but the cost in price may be to much, especially for a popular premier event.   These tips will help you get the best of both worlds.

Other Options For Locating Sports Event Tickets

Using the Internet is a great way to locate sports event tickets for sold out and popular venues last minute.   Many times people buy tickets in advance and then have to cancel or not be able to attend.   Auction sites are a great place to first search for tickets and many can be had at face value.   Try to locate forums and groups related to “baseball” or “New York Yankees” these groups will be loaded with fans of your team and often post available tickets they are trying to sell.   If there are no tickets posted join the forum and post the sports event tickets you are trying to locate.   There is a nice chance someone will help you out and at face value.

Some last hope options would be to use a scalper to attend the event.   This is of course a horrible way to go about buying sports event tickets.   The chances for being taken advantage of are dramatic and even if the tickets are legitimate odds are you will pay as much as a ticket broker anyway without the guarantees a broker provides.   Instead, if you arrive at the event without tickets hoping to find some extras, try going to the will call booth and asking if any sports event tickets are available from cancellation.   If there are non left over, wait there and ask as people come to pick up their sports event tickets.   Many times these people will have an extra ticket or two that they want to sell for face value do to their company not being able to attend.