Thursday, March 29, 2007
The season is completely lost for the Minnesota Timberwolves yet tickets to the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Heat game are still expensive. I know it is hard to believe but there are very few good options available online for this game and the tickets that are on the market are selling for over face value. The only logical explanation is that people want to see Shaq. There can't be people in Minnesota that are interested in paying big money to see the MN Timberwolves. My recommendation is that if you actually want to see the Timberwolves and you don't care if you see the Miami Heat, pick a different game. The Minnesota Ticket Brokers can't give away tickets to any other game.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
It doesn't happen often, but the Minnesota Twins are sold out for their season opener on April 2nd. It feels like there are huge expectations for this team and that definitely has been evident by the record amount of Minnesota Twins Season Tickets that have been sold this year. Generally, when there are tons of season ticket holders, it becomes much easier to buy tickets online or outside the venue. I am sure that if the Minnesota Twins stumble out of the gate, the extra supply will cause the prices to really plummet. All I can say is that I feel bad for at least 20,000 of the people that bought tickets to the Minnesota Twins season opening game because their view of the game at the Metrodome will be the worst vantage point possible for watching a MLB game. GO TWINKIES!!!
Monday, March 26, 2007
I just got word that I have a Ticket Blog pal. There is a brand new Ticket Blog on the scene named Brew City Tickets. I checked out his blog and he doesn't have many entries but the few that he does have are very informative and fun to read. He, as I do in Minnesota, seems to have his finger on the ticket pulse of Milwaukee. I hope that he continues in his quest to inform every reader about the what's up with the Milwaukee ticket scene. Who knows, first Minnesota, then Wisconsin, then...
Sunday, March 25, 2007
I talked to my buddy who sells Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Tickets outside the Target Center before each game and he told me that he has never seen less demand for Timberwolves Tickets than today's game versus the Portland Trail Blazers. He was happy to sell each Timberwolves Ticket for 1/4 the face value. At this point of the season you are better off just taking your shot at buying your Timberwolves Tickets outside the Target center versus buying them ahead of time from an online broker. There is virtually no chance that the tickets will be going for more the day of the game than they are being sold for in advance.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
If you are an NBA fan and you don't really care that the Minnesota Timberwolves are having a mediocre year, there are excellent bargains on tickets to the next two Timberwolves games. It is possible to get into tomorrow's game versus the Portland Trail Blazers for as little as $9.00/Ticket. I was even able to find 4th row VIP Tickets for 1/2 of the season ticket holder face value. The prices on tickets for the game on March 27th versus the Seattle Supersonics were similar. I may have to grab my kids and check out one of these Minnesota Timberwolves games. I am a sucker for a bargain and an NBA game for $9.00 is definitely a bargain. I don't even care that the Minnesota Timberwolves stink.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
It won't be long before Minnesota Wild Playoff Tickets hit the market. If the market is anything like it was the last time that the Minnesota Wild reached the NHL Playoffs, you are going to have to get a second mortgage on your house to go to a game. Keep in mind that the prices generally go up as the team advances further into the playoffs. My guess is that the prices will go up around $50/Ticket each round that the Minnesota Wild advances to. I wouldn't wait for prices to drop as there are too many season ticket holders who wouldn't sell their tickets for any price. Nothing is better than the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the Wild will be one of 16 teams competing for the Stanley Cup.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are coming to the Xcel Energy Center on June 8th for one show only. The fact that they are only doing one show will cause the prices to stay high on this show. Last year, they did two shows and you could buy great seats for less than face value well in advance of the shows. Keep in mind that the show is in the round so there are four times as many seats in each row on the floor. That being said , you shouldn't have to pay crazy money for a great main floor seat. Also, in my mind, the elevated seats in the center lower level sections are the best value and are the best vantage point for watching the show. I did some shopping around and it looks like you can buy great seats for around $175/Ticket and very good seats for around $145/Ticket. My recommendation is that you should buy sooner than later.
Monday, March 12, 2007
I am sure that organizers of the WCHA Final Five in St. Paul breathed a huge sigh of relief when the Minnesota Gophers beat Alaska Anchorage to advance to the tournament this weekend at the Xcel Energy Center. The tickets will be a hot commodity this year due to the fact that all but one of the teams in the tournament are from schools that are relatively close to the Twin Cities. The fans of North Dakota, Wisconsin, St. Cloud and Minnesota can obviously all easily drive to the tourney which should drive up the attendance as well as the prices. If you want to see the Golden Gophers play on Friday, I would buy your tickets now. If Wisconsin wins their play-in game on Thursday, they will face off against the Gophers on Friday. Any border battle game between the Gophers and Badgers is an untouchable ticket. Don't miss your chance to see some great college hockey action this weekend at the Xcel Energy Center.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Roger Waters is coming to the Twin Cities on June 30th. I have a buddy who caught the show in Chicago and he said that it was basically like going to a Pink Floyd show. The tickets aren't very expensive right now but that may change if people in Minneapolis/St. Paul figure out that going to a Roger Waters show is like going to a Pink Floyd show. I would make sure that you buy tickets now for the Xcel Energy Center show from Ticketmaster or from a local Minnesota Ticket Broker like Ticket King. You can get great lower level seats right by the stage for around $200/ticket. If you are lucky enough to buy them from Ticketmaster, the same seats would cost you $110/ticket. Keep in mind, if this show was actually going to be a Pink Floyd show, it would probably take place at the Metrodome.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
The Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament starts tomorrow at the Xcel Energy Center and the tickets are a hot commodity. The Friday evening session is the toughest ticket. I was told by a representative at Ticket King that tickets start at $49 and that the reason for it being such a big ticket is that Edina is going to play in that session. I guess that the "cake eaters" are willing to pay big bucks to see their High School team play. I can only imagine how expensive the next rounds will be if Edina wins. If you are a hockey fan, The Xcel Energy Center is where you want to be this weekend. The games will be filled with future D-1 hockey players but you are going to have to be willing to pay like you are going to a D-1 college hockey game.
Sunday, March 4, 2007
Kenny Chesney is visiting St. Paul on May 13th. He has one scheduled show at the Xcel Energy Center and it is already sold out. He has schedule multiple shows in most cities but for some reason he is only here for one show. Historically, Minneapolis/St. Paul gets fired up for country shows. I wouldn't be surprised if they add another Kenny Chesney Concert. There are open dates before and after May 13th. There must be huge demand because tickets are going for big buck$ in the after market right now.