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 I myself have purchased tickets off of Craigslist twice, both for NFL games and had no troubles. Both sellers were season ticket holders that had tickets in hand that they just wanted to get rid of at the last minute. I met them within the city limits with cash and the rest was history. Would I recommend that other fans go this route?

 

So when is the best time to buy your tickets to sporting events? The day they go on sale? Weeks in advance? The day of the game? After the game has started? First, let’s consider what some of the largest ticket retailers are saying. 

September 28, 2014

We are happy to announce an ongoing partnership with ticket industry newcomer 'Ticket Monster'. Founded by entrepreneur Brian Lefton during the summer of 2012, the company has picked up a lot of momentum during the last year as they're now providing strong competition to companies like Stubhub and Ticket Network.  

 The 2013-2014 NHL season was the first season of the new realignment featuring only four divisions instead of six. This was prompted after the Atlanta Thrashers moved to Winnipeg to become the Jets. The season also featured a number of games played outdoors including the Winter Classic, the re-introduction of the Heritage Classic and the introduction of the Stadium Series. Sidney Crosby was both the top scored and league MVP after managing to stay healthy most of the season. The Los Angeles Kings won their second Stanley Cup in three seasons after defeating the New York Rangers. Here are the attendance numbers for all 30 franchises during the 2013-2014 campaign. 

 

 The 2012-2013 NHL season was a short one due to the lockout over the collective bargaining agreement. Instead of beginning in October, the regular season didn't begin until January and ended in April. Nevertheless, the season turned out in typical fashion with Alexander Ovechkin winning the league's MVP and two Original Six teams in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Chicago Blackhawks went on to beat the Boston Bruins to win 'The Cup'. Here is what the attendance numbers for all 30 arenas looked like for the 2012-2013 season. 

 The 2011-2012 NHL season would mark the return of the Winnipeg Jets to Canada due to struggling attendances in Atlanta. The Los Angeles Kings made their 2nd ever trip to the Stanley Cup Finals and defeated the New Jersey Devils in six games. The popularity of the annual Winter Classic also continued to explode with the Flyers taking on the Rangers at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Here is how the 2011-2012 attendances shaped up for each of the 30 NHL franchises.

 The 2013 NFL season ended with the Seattle Seahawks dominating a Peyton Manning anchored Denver Broncos team. It was the first Super Bowl victory for the Seattle Seahawks. 2013 was also the year for the first ever Super Bowl played outdoors. And what better place to host it than New York City? Here is how many fans turned out to all 31 NFL stadiums in 2013.

  

September 27, 2014

Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH was the fifth ballpark on our staff's quest to see all thirty Major League ballparks. The Indians were hosting the Kansas City Royals in a game that had plenty of meaning with the Indians trailing the Royals by only 2 ½ games in the AL Wildcard race.

 

 The 2013 was an unpredictable year. Fueled by the Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston Red Sox went on to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. The Houston Astros switched over to the American League to join the West division, giving each league an even 15 teams. This led to more Inter-League play which excites many baseball fans. No new ballparks were erected but here is how the attendance for each team shaped up during the 2013 season. 

 The outcome of the 2012 NFL season was anything but dull. The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens both returned to their former dominance by earning a trip to the Super Bowl in New Orleans. For the first time ever, two brothers would coach against each other in a Super Bowl (The Harbaughs). The Ravens went on to win their second Super Bowl since 1999. Here is how each team fared in attendance for the 2012 NFL season. 

The 2012 season was a historical one for baseball fans. It included the addition of two additional Wildcard teams to the playoff format. It was also the 100th Anniversary of the opening of Fenway Park in Boston, MA. The San Francisco Giants were the World Series Champions after narrowly sweeping the Detroit Tigers in four games.  Here are the attendance numbers for all 30 teams during the 2012 Major League Baseball season. 

 The 2013-2014 season ended in spectacular fashion with the San Antonio Spurs avenging their NBA Finals loss to the Miami Heat from the previous season. Kevin Durant was the league's MVP averaging 32 points per game. This season also marked the end of the Lebron era in Miami as he chose to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the upcoming season. Here are the attendance numbers for each of the 29 NBA arenas. 

The 2012-2013 NBA season was much like the 2011-2012 season in result. The Miami Heat repeated as NBA champions by defeating the San Antonio Spurs in game 7 of the NBA Finals. Lebron James was once again, crowned the league's MVP and was the Eastern Conference player of the month in all but one month. Here is how all 30 teams fared in attendance during the 2012-2013 NBA season. 

The 2011-2012 NBA Season began on Christmas Day with 5 games as the result of a lockout shortened season. The Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in game 5 of the NBA Finals and Lebron James was voted the league's MVP and the Finals MVP. Here's how each team's attendances turned out for the 2011-2012 NBA season. 

April 14, 2014

See that guy in the photo holding the baseball? Yeah, that's Zack Hample. Looks just like your ordinary baseball fan that you'd encounter in any 1 of the 30 Major League Ballparks on any given night. But he's not just your average baseball fan. Far from it.

Citizens Bank Park - 2012 NHL Winter Classic Photo Source: SportingNews.com

March 26, 2014

The NHL has proven that outdoor games are a winning idea. In fact, they are perhaps part of the formula that has recently helped the NHL overthrow the NBA in terms of popularity in the United States. Hockey, after all, originated on frozen ponds where there were very few rules (hence, the fighting).

 

 Photo Source: TiqIQ.com

March 18, 2014

FromThisSeat.com is happy to announce an ongoing partnership with the ticket search engine 'TiqIQ' beginning immediately. TiqIQ, founded by Entrepreneur Jesse Lawrence, is America's largest ticket search engine that offer sports fans the best deals on tickets from companies such as Ticketmaster, Ebay, PrimeSport, ScoreBig, et al.

 

FenwayParkSJ Photo Source: Stadium Journey

 March 17, 2013

 

There used to be a time when sports fans stumbled into stadiums and arenas blindly. We knew very little about the Fenway Parks and the Madison Square Gardens - maybe we had seen Google images of them or knew only what we could see on TV. But we all had heard the countless stories told by our friends who had visited those places and our interests were stimulated. Those days of the unknown, my friends, are over. Founded in 2009, Ann Arbor native Paul Swaney has launched 'Stadium Journey' into the most comprehensive stadium review site on the web. Additionally, the website is complimented by a monthly magazine he also publishes including it's March installment of "Iconic Venues of College Basketball".

 

July 19, 2012

 

Even if you're a casual sports fan or concert goer, you may have heard about the oncoming of 'paperless ticketing', a concept implemented primarily by ticket giant Ticketmaster. What exactly is paperless ticketing?

 

Lebron James Photo Source: Cleveland.Com

June 22, 2012

Since joining the NBA in the fall of 2003, all eyes have been on Lebron James; the self proclaimed 'Chosen One'. Aside from his inability to win an NBA title until last night, he has been under constant criticism for little things he has done both on and off of the court.

 

Joe Louis Arena Photo Source: Score Hockey Tickets

May 25, 2012

It has become common knowledge in the world of sports that new stadiums and arenas rarely yield the economic impact forecasted. Take for example, Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati; a debt Hamilton County taxpayers will have looming over their heads for years to come. And although the city of Detroit still has a fragile economy, Hockey Town's Joe Louis Arena has began to show it's age after it's 33rd season.