Monday, January 29, 2007


I was surprised to find that Minnesota Gophers Football Tickets are available already. The Gophers Football schedule is really good this year. It features games against Big 10 power houses Ohio State and Wisconsin as well as a visit by the North Dakota State Bison. Historically, tickets to the Gophers games against Wisconsin and Ohio State are really hard to come by. If for some reason Tim Brewster gets this team to play well, seats to those two games could be impossible to find. Last year, tickets to the game against the Bison became a hot commodity. It practically turned into a home game for North Dakota State. Don't miss any of the Golden Gophers Football action this year. GO GOPHERS!!!

My buddy just started a Minnesota Golden Gophers Blog. Check it out if you get a chance:

Thursday, January 25, 2007


I have good news for everyone addicted to Rod Stewart and classics like "If You Want My Body" & "Hot Legs". The legendary rocker is coming to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul for one show only on 4/25/2007. The word is that the show will be in the round which guarantees that you can score decent seats. Keep in mind, shows that are in the round are generally easier to get seats up close so don't pay big bucks early. I bet that the prices will come down closer to the show.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Wild vs. Stars tickets tough to find

The Minnesota Wild versus the Dallas Stars continues to be one of the toughest tickets to find in the Twin Cities. It feels like year after year, the people of Minnesota get more fired up for these games than any other Wild games. I talked to a friend who went down to the Xcel Energy Center at about 7:00 on Saturday and couldn't find a seat for less than $75. I was told that lower level seats were going for at least $100/ticket. At the beginning of the year, I circled this game on the schedule the Minnesota Wild game that would have the biggest ticket demand. By the looks of things, I was correct. I can only imagine how big of a ticket it would have been if the Minnesota Wild had been playing up to expectations.

The remaining Minnesota Wild games that have the most potential to be impossible to find are the games on 1/26, 2/10, 2/25, 3/11 & 4/7. Unfortunately, if the Wild doesn't get their act together, none of their tickets will be sought after. GO WILD!!!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Timberwolves VIP seats are overpriced

I think that it has finally gotten to a point where the Minnesota Timberwolves have priced their VIP seats out of the market. I have noticed that the online brokers are selling tickets with a face value of $250 for $200 or less for most of the games. This tells me that not only isn't there a market for those tickets at the face value but there is barely a market for those seats at less than the face value. Until the Timberwolves organization either make the amenities more attractive for these seats or lower the prices they are going to experience increased difficulty in selling theses as season tickets. Frankly, who can afford to own these as season tickets? I know that when I have had the opportunity to sit in them, I am less than impressed with the waiter/waitress service and would have been just as happy sitting a few rows higher for 1/2 the price.

There is a new Minnesota Timberwolves blog that I stumbled on that seems good. If you get a chance check out this Minnesota Timberwolves blog.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Gophers Football tickets will become a big deal

My prediction is that Minnesota Golden Gophers tickets will become a very sought after ticket beginning the year that they move into their new on campus stadium. The fact that they hired a new coach who feels like much more of a "company man" than Mason ever was will definitely help promote the Gophers Football program. The improved public image coupled with the new stadium holding 15,000 less seats will cause Golden Gophers Football tickets to be hard to find. My recommendation is that if you are even mildly interested in Gophers Football you should secure season tickets now before it is too late. GO GOPHS!!!

Monday, January 15, 2007

I am dying for a playoff run

I don't know it I am the only fan dying for a playoff run for one of our teams but it sure would be fun. I am getting tired of watching other cities celebrate a long playoff run or professional sports championship. We were teased last fall by the Minnesota Twins with their short playoff run. Give me a break, getting swept by the Oakland Athletics was like getting punched in the gut. Would one of our teams please get dominant so that we can rally around them. Not to be pessimistic, but I feel like our only hope is the Minnesota Wild. Wouldn't it be fun to watch an NHL game in May? I am sorry to be a baby but I am just sick of not being able to attend a meaningful game for the Wild, Timberwolves, Gophers, Vikings or Twins. Anyone, please win!

Friday, January 12, 2007

"Go, Diego, Go, Live" is heading to Minneapolis

For those of you who are looking for something entertaining to do with your kids, Diego and the Dora crew are heading to the Twin Cities for five days of entertaining action. The show is performing at the Historic State Theatre from March 7th to March 11th. I know I will be there with my "Map" and "Backpack" and of course my darling daughters, too.

If you haven't seen a kids show recently, they have really come a long way since the days of Sesame Street. They generally do an excellent job of adding some "grown up" humor into the show. There have been a couple of times in the past when I actually enjoyed the show more than my kids did. So, grab your kids and check out "Go, Diego, Go, Live!" at the State Theatre in Minneapolis this March. Don't forget to tell Swiper "no swiping."

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Minnesota Twins Spring Training is right around the corner

All of you that are ready to escape the Minnesota winter are in for a treat. You can now snap up tickets to the spring training games in Ft. Myers, Florida. Nothing is better than sitting out in the sun, drinking a beer and watching the present and future stars of the Minnesota Twins play a spring training game. The last time that I went to watch the Minnesota Twins in spring training, we stayed at the Vanderbilt Inn in Naples, Florida. It was perfect! The beach was great, the room was fine and it was only 20 minutes from Hammond Stadium. The best thing was that a ticket only cost $7. My experience with Hammond Stadium is that there is literally not a bad seat in the house. Definitely don't get sucked into paying big bucks for a seat over the dugout. Don't forget me if you have an extra plane ticket this year. I am dying to catch Morneau, Mauer and the boys in Fort Myers. GO TWINS!!!

If you haven't checked out this Minnesota Twins blog yet, you should! It isn't your typical Minnesota Twins blog.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Billy Joel is coming to the Twin Cities

As a huge music fan, I have good news for those who don't already know. Billy Joel Is coming to St. Paul on 5/9/2007 for one show at the Xcel Energy Center. He was last here a few years ago and he actually did two shows. Not only is he doing just one show, he has dropped his highest ticket price from $250 down to $100. All things considered, that isn't so bad. It looks like there was recently some sort of presale for the tickets on Ticketmaster. The online brokers currently have excellent seats starting at $149/ticket. If my memory serves me correctly, that same type of seat for the last two shows sold for much higher. It officially goes on sale to the general public this Saturday. I am assuming that the show will sell out instantly.

If you are interested in catching legendary rock and roll man Billy Joel in concert at the Xcel Energy Center, it might not be a bad idea to snap up some after market seats now. As always, I found the best prices on Ticket King - they clearly own the Twin Cities market and since they are local, they must have more sources than the other national guys. In my mind, they were a little too proud of their main floor seats ($800+ per seat!). I don't think that Billy Joel tickets can still fetch the big dollars. Who knows, it is only money. CAN'T GO WRONG WITH BILLY JOEL! Now, I will be singing "Piano Man" all day!

Friday, January 5, 2007

Minnesota Wild Mania

It is official, the Minnesota Wild are a big deal. I noticed in the past that ticket prices have been dropping the day before each Minnesota Wild game. This weekends game versus the Colorado Avalanche has been the exception to that trend. The prices have basically stayed the same and tickets are disappearing at a fast pace. My hunch is that this is the start of Minnesota Wild mania. It is definitely hockey season now that the Vikings were put out of their misery. The return of Gaborik to the ice and the fact that the team is practically unbeatable have both been factors in the strong Minnesota Wild ticket market. From one fan to another, here is my advice: Don't wait to buy your Minnesota Wild tickets because the prices are only going up! GO WILD!!!

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Dancing with Stars tickets at Xcel Energy Center selling cheap

If you are looking for something to do tonight in St. Paul, tickets to Dancing with the Stars are cheap with a capital C. I did some online browsing and found great seats for 1/2 of the original face value. It looks like Xcel Energy Center tickets for this show are far cheaper than any other venue in the country. The same type of seat at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee is selling for four times the price. Grab your kids or a babysitter for your kids and head down to the X tonight for cheap seats to a unique event.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Buy your Minnesota Wild tickets now

If you are at all interested in catching a Minnesota Wild game this year, you had better buy now. It feels like the Minnesota Wild got their slump out of the way and are going to get back to their early season form. According to mnwildfreak, "Minnesota Wild has their moxie back." Rumor has it that Gaborik is going to suit up Saturday. I agree with Wildpuckbanter, "All indications are that Marian Gaborik and his groin will return to the Minnesota Wild lineup tomorrow night against the Nordiques." He went on to say, "This is huge for the Wild." If they do continue in their winning ways, you can expect the ticket prices to go drastically higher. Keep in mind, the Minnesota Vikings are done and people are going to need someplace to spend their entertainment dollars. The most attractive option is definitely the Wild. We all know what happens when there is more demand than supply. So buy your Wild tickets now. Welcome back Gaborik & GO WILD!!!

Monday, January 1, 2007

Vikings vs Rams tickets were cheap the day of the game

I ventured down the Vikings game on Sunday to check out the ticket market. After having a couple of beers and a great sandwich at Maxwell's I decided to walk around the dome and see what seats were selling for. It wasn't extremely easy to find extra tickets but the ones that I found were selling for around 1/2 of the face value. In years past, I have noticed that there aren't a ton of seats available on the street for the last Vikings game of the year. I think this is due to the fact that people basically have from August to December to either sell them, give them away or make plans to go. One "street broker" that I encountered, had 4 tickets in the lower level on the 50 yardline that he was willing to sell me for $75/ticket. He also had 2 pairs of tickets in the upper level end zone that he was selling for $20/ticket. I decided that I would rather just watch the game from the comforts of my own home. As I was heading back to my car, I thought to myself that the face value of Minnesota Vikings tickets has gotten out of hand. I long for the days when you could take your family to the game for less than $100. Who knows, if the Vikings don't get their acts together, those days may not be too far down the road.