Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) August 28, 2009
Online provider, FanRates.com, creates a new option for sports fans purchasing tickets on the Web. FanRates.com serves as a centralized portal where fans can purchase tickets for events spanning various leagues and cities. The new site works with major-league sports teams, selling blocks of tickets to individual fans at discounted rates.
"FanRates is similar to an Expedia.com or Orbitz platform," explains Seth Cantor, CEO of FanRates. "We are not ticket brokers nor are we a secondary-ticket market. We work directly with the teams in order to reach more fans and create more options."
Cantor's business enables sports teams to sell more tickets and reach more fans. "We grant teams the additional control and flexibility on their inventory. We complement the teams' traditional sales channel so they are not negatively influencing their box office or alienating their season-ticket or group-plan holders. We create another passageway to the fans."
The site is fan-centric. "FanRates.com is a source for tickets at a great rate," remarks Cantor. "We negotiate the availability of tickets directly from the teams and offer them to fans at a discounted price. The country is in a recession, but for sports fans, the passion and interest for their team(s) is still there. Our platform offers a sensible option for fans. Our process is painless - all ticket fulfillments are done by the teams, so you know your ticket will be genuine."
Cantor does not see a limit regarding FanRates' potential. "Our goal is to work with every major city and offer fans tickets to any major sporting event. We will be offering baseball, hockey, basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse tickets, and more. If we don't have a current connection to a city or team, a site visitor can request we do so. We want to accommodate all teams and all fans wherever possible; we perpetuate the love of sports."
FanRates' CEO is happy to host a site that aligns fans with their teams. "I have been a sports fan my entire life. It makes me very satisfied to know we are helping fans support their teams, while helping the teams get a lot of fans back in the stands. Our process works very well for all the parties involved."
FanRates' mission is to provide fans the best variety of discounted sports tickets while helping teams and venues move their excess inventory. Through our network of affiliates, we are able to bring tickets online at generously discounted rates. Our partners like us because we are able to move inventory while fans benefit by receiving a great price.