Super Bowl ticket prices are plummeting

Is anyone surprised by this? Some are reporting that ticket prices have plunged over $1,000 on the resale market in the past several days.

Would you want to sit in the cold? If you’re a Seattle fan, would you fly cross country and spend a small fortune to stay in New York City just to sit and freeze through the Super Bowl?

I wouldn’t.

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Football programme and tickets in the UK

Just watch those top Manchester United goals and you’ll definitely want to check out a game live. If you’re heading to the UK and want to catch a soccer (aka football) match, a comparison of the prices of tickets and programmes from the 2012/13 football league is bound to leave some fans feeling elated whilst others must be stunned to realize how much they’re paying relevant to other fans.

Three London based clubs topped the most expensive season-ticket list with Arsenal (£985-£1,955), Tottenham (£730-£1,855) and Chelsea (£595-£1,250) being the only three clubs to dare to have charged four figures. However, despite fans thinking they should be much less; lengthy waiting list suggests that the ethos of demand and supply is very much in these football clubs’ favors.

Surprisingly, perhaps, the season tickets of the most recent winners of the Premiership, Manchester United (£532-£950), seems real value for money in comparison to the big London clubs, while prices of 2011/12 Champions Manchester City (£275-£695) seem a positive bargain.

The supporters of Stoke (£344-£609), Swansea (£429-£499) and West Bromwich Albion (£349-£449) showed an understanding of paying a relative sum of money for season tickets, one that fitted their niche mentality of playing their trade from mid-table, perfectly.

Fans of two of last year’s relegated teams, Queens Park Rangers (£499-£949) and Reading (£350-£949), are probably thinking that they paid too much money for what they had been promised would be a quality product, but inevitably failed to do the job. Meanwhile, fans of the other relegated team, Wigan (£255-£310) are probably wishing they had paid a little more for a quality product – just proving that the failure to get the right product for the job can be detrimental to the long-term goals of any business.

The most popular price for a programme was three pound, although Fulham, Norwich, Stoke, Tottenham and West Ham all charged an extra fifty pence for some reason.

That’s why, when it comes to printing costs of such items as programmes, tickets and leaflets Instant Print understands that businesses need a variety of high-quality and value-for-money products to choose from, ones that keep you in whichever part of the league you’re aiming at.

Veritix becomes exclusive retailer for The Q

the q

Beginning October 1st, all tickets purchased for sporting events or concerts at The Q must be made through Veritix on the primary market. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is the majority owner of the company, who recently settled a lawsuit earlier this year with Ticketmaster.

The change means all tickets to events there can be purchased using Flash Seats, a Veritix technology that provides paperless entry to the arena and a Web site for reselling tickets.

A fee will be charged for reselling tickets, but the amount has not be determined, said Cavs spokesman Tad Carper. Previously, someone buying a Cavs ticket from a season ticket holder on Flash Seats paid a 20 percent fee.

Event-goers will still have the option of a paper ticket that can be presented at the gate, Carper said. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster to events held at The Q after Oct. 1 will still be honored and will not have to be exchanged.

Ticketmaster had claimed in court that the use of Flash Seats as on online venue for season ticket holders to unload seats violated the club’s contract with Ticketmaster. U.S. District Judge Kate O’Malley agreed, although she left pending a countersuit by Flash Seats and the Cavs that claimed Ticketmaster was violating antitrust law.

While it’s not clear how much the Veritix surcharges will be, I assume the fan will get a better deal than through Ticketmaster. This deal also shouldn’t affect resellers on the secondary market since it appears that they’ll be able to buy and sell tickets much in the same way they always had, except it will be through a different medium. For years, Ticketmaster has used its dominance to charge high and unexplainable fees to the common fan.

Right now, the company is in the midst of an anti-trust case after they tried to merge with Live Nation. I think it’s great that owners can control their tickets as long as they distribute and price them fairly to all.

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