Thursday, November 30, 2006
It is official, Minnesota Golden Gophers Basketball tickets are a dime a dozen. I have noticed that the online availability of tickets has steadily increased while the prices have drastically decreased. Maybe having Monson resign will help turn the program around. I long for the days of Clem Haskins and his winning teams. You couldn't touch a good seat for any of the Gophers home games and prices were sky high. Keep in mind, it is the Big 10 games that are generally in high demand. The games against Wisconsin, Iowa and any nationally ranked opponent tend to sell for big bucks regardless of how the Gophs are doing. GO GOPHERS!!!
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tickets for the Minnesota Wild vs. San Jose Sharks game were not in high demand. It was possible to buy Wild tickets for this game at face value the week of the game. I found seats in the lower level on the website of Ticket King, the largest Twin Cities broker, for just $54.95/ticket. That price is actually less than what Ticketmaster sells the same seats for. I am confident that if the Wild had played at home more recently, prior to the Sharks game, the prices would have been even lower. Historically, Minnesota Wild tickets become a hot commodity after the holidays. If you want to catch a Wild game in the "state of hockey," now is the time. GO WILD!!!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Anyone who waited to buy their Bob Seger tickets for the show at the Xcel Energy Center until the night of the show got in cheap. I spoke to my favorite street ticket vendor and he told me that seats were going for less than face value outside the Xcel Energy Center. I was told that there weren't any really good floor or lower level tickets exchanging hands but if you weren't picky, you got in cheap. Personally, I am not a fan of sitting in nose bleed seats, but for those that were on a budget they got to see a rock icon like Bob Seger for less than face value. That definitely beats paying big bucks in advance. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose by waiting. This time you won.
Monday, November 27, 2006
For those of you thinking about making the trek to the hallowed ground of Lambeau Field, this is the year. It is possible to buy Packer Viking tickets for only $155.00. Historically, the prices for that game have been much higher. I remember one year when I had to pay $225/ticket. Be careful if you are waiting for prices to drop. This is the last game of the season and if Favre announces this is his last year, the cheeseheads will storm the place and prices will sky rocket. Enjoy the brats, beer and people dressed in blaze orange. GO VIKINGS!!!
Sunday, November 26, 2006
I spent a few hours, while watching the Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots game, checking out the Minnesota Timberwolves ticket market. I searched all of the major national online ticket brokers as well as the local brokers. It is obvious to me that no one expects Timberwolves tickets to be a hot commodity. You can buy excellent lower level tickets to most regular season Timberwolves games for around face value. It is also possible to get into most game for less than $10.00. Compared to the Minnesota Wild, the Minnesota Timberwolves are a real bargain. Let's face it, an NBA Basketball ticket for less than $10.00, is a can't miss proposition. GO WOLVES!!!
The word on the street is that there was unusually high demand for the Vikings vs. Cardinals game outside the Metrodome on the day of the game. I think that the fact it was Thanksgiving weekend as well as it being the return of Dennis Green and Larry Fitzgerald Jr caused there to be some interest in the game. I was told that seats in the lower level were going for close to face value and seats in the upper level were selling for around half price. Not bad for a game between two teams with losing records. If the Vikes go on a winning streak, look for day of the game prices to exceed the face value. GO VIKES!!!
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wow! The prices for Minnesota Vikings home games have drastically dropped in the last couple of weeks. I knew that the record of the Vikes can have an effect on ticket prices but had no idea that a 4 & 6 record could cause prices to go below face value. If you are into the NFL or the Vikes, but not willing to pay huge buck$, now is the time to buy. I found tickets for $14.95 for the Vikings/Cardinals game on www.vikingstickets.com. I think that is 1/2 of face value. On the same site, there were tickets for the Vikings/Jets game on 12/17 for $29.95. At this point, we all probably realize that our favorite football team isn't going to the Superbowl, but an NFL regular season game for less than face value is too good of a deal to pass up. GO VIKES!!!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
If you haven't noticed, Minnesota Twins tickets are now available for all 2007 home games. It looks like to me that the ticket holders are really counting on the Twinkies continuing their good run from last year. The prices that I am finding are very similar to what the tickets were going for last year. Historically, the most sought after tickets are for the games against the Red Sox, Yankees or White Sox. Because of the recent success of the Tigers, there was a spike in Twins vs. Tigers prices last year. I think that the savvy Twins ticket buyer should hold off on paying big money for the early season games against the Yankees and Red Sox. In years past, the prices for the April and May Twins games, regardless of the opponent, tend to drop as the games approach. I think it is because the kids haven't gotten out of school yet or because pro hockey and basketball are still going on. On the other hand, I recommend that anyone interested in seeing games against the Tigers or White Sox, should snap them up now. Last year, prices for those games sky rocketed as the season unfolded. Don't miss your chance to see any of the big divisional games, especially the last two series versus the White Sox and Tigers. If things fall into place, those could be untouchable tickets like they were last year. GO TWINKIES!!!