Littleton, CO (PRWEB) October 4, 2010
Despite venues selling out before the final results were in, Goodseatsavailable.com still has NLDS (National League Division Series) and ALDS (American League Division Series) tickets for all games through an affiliation with Ticket Network.
Baseball fans across the country scampered for playoff tickets over the weekend even though team broadcasters were announcing that all games were sold out. “The stadium box offices have sold out, but that does not mean good seats are not available,” says Patrick Wellman of 241denver.com and GoodSeatsAvailable.com. “Playoff tickets can almost always be found on line at goodseatsavailable.com.”
With the creation of the Internet, sports tickets became a commodity. Venues quickly realized that they could sell bulks of tickets to brokers and cover their bottom-line while leaving the risk of selling tickets to the brokerage houses like Ticket Master, Stub Hub, and Ticket Liquidator. Small house brokers like goodseatsavailable.com work form a general pool of tickets posted online by brokers, season ticket holders, fans with extra tickets, and ticket traders. This is the first year that goodseatsavailable.com has been able to offer playoff tickets to the general public.
“We’re very excited about the opportunity to provide a resource for baseball fans to find tickets, especially considering how fast they sold out this year. We will carry tickets for the American League and National League Championship Series’ as well as the World Series,” says Wellman.
Ticket resellers like goodseatsavailable.com charge a small fee for handling and delivery, and ticket prices can be up to 20% higher than face value which has led to some critics claiming that ticket resellers are ripping off the public. “Absolutely not,” claims Wellman. “It’s the basic economics principle of supply and demand. If there’s a shortage of Asparagus and the grocery store charges $4.00 a pound, no-one screams fraud. But if there’s a shortage of tickets and we charge a few dollars more for those that are available, fans scream foul.”
Yankees fans pay nearly twice as much for tickets as any other fan in baseball. That’s why their owners can pay their players more money and the team can afford to recruit top prospects. The Rays, who have been in the playoffs the past three years, have some of the lowest ticket prices and yet they can’t draw fans to their games. In fact, they had to give tickets away to the final home stand. “That’s just the fickleness of the fans,” adds Wellman. “They want a good team but they don’t want to pay their share. That’s why teams like the Marlins had fire sales at the end of their World Series victory a few years back. We understand the concern, but the bottom line is that there are fans who will pay a few extra dollars to sit where they want at the playoffs and World Series.”
“We’re proud to offer fans a selection of playoff and World Series tickets,” says Wellman. “We’re greatly appreciative to Ticket Network for allowing us the use of their service while providing fans with an affordable opportunity to pick up playoff and World Series Tickets.”