We love you, we’re just not in love with you guys
Season ticket holders get all kinds of perks: Some teams put their names on the court, they get to meet and greet legends, eat catered food and listen to dumb presentations, etc. But us normal, single-game buyers? We don’t get shit. Not that we should. We are just buying tickets to one, maybe two games after all. But the Sixers — who may be only expecting attendance numbers in the dozens this year — want to go that extra mile for you, person who just wants to maybe go to one game.
When tickets go on sale tomorrow morning — or today if you’re on their email list — the tickets you buy may result in your name being plastered on a billboard, so that gives you about 24-hours to legally change your name to something ridiculous. Get thinking.
Still no power in my dwelling. The dog and I have relocated for the day. I wrote 10 blog posts for 45,000 views on half an iPad charge with LTE yesterday. I don’t know, I think that should be in an Apple commercial.
Success! Winning! TICKET PRICE HIKES!
The Eagles today announced that they will be adding seats (they desperately want to get to 70,000 so they can host a Super Bowl) and raising prices on 52% of tickets:
Seats are being added on all levels of the building – lower bowl, mid level and upper level. The seats added to the lower bowl will have a Stadium Builders License, which will maintain the integrity and value of the SBLs that were originally sold in 2003. All season tickets in the lower bowl will continue to have a seat license.
“Over the years we have received a number of requests from our season ticket members to purchase seat licenses, relocate their seats, or purchase additional tickets,” added Smolenski. “By adding new seats to our stadium, there are opportunities to fulfill some of these requests. Our ticket office will be managing this process over the next few months and we will be fair and flexible throughout the process.”
Approximately 52% of the tickets will increase in price, while 43% will stay the same and 5% will decrease. The previous stadium layout grouped tickets into five categories and the new layout will consist of eight.
This is in addition to new MASSIVE HD boards.
Everyone gripes when prices are raised, so you can insert yours here ______. But I see no problem with this. A new coach, a winning team, stadium upgrades, and actual useful green capabilities… it’s all worth it. Hell, they can double ticket prices for all I care if they make the Super Bowl next year. Or, you know, if they play another game in the snow so I can sell a bunch of product.
pic via Tommy (@OfeyDofey)
76 and sunny tomorrow. Great day to drink a cool glass of Andy Reid. Here’s a summary of ticket availability courtesy of our friends at TiqIQ, the wizards behind Crossing Broad Tickets:
Andy Reid returns to Philadelphia with his new team, the 2-0 Kansas City Chiefs, to take on new Eagles coach Chip Kelly and the team Reid helped build. Both coaches have extensive offensive backgrounds and are off to solid starts with their new teams, as Kelly has the Eagles averaging over 30 points per game and sitting with a 1-1 start. Reid, on the other hand, has the surprise Chiefs sitting undefeated with what seems to be a borderline elite defense and an efficient offense.
While some of the storyline here revolves around the Eagles’ sick offense and Alex Smith trying to push KC to 3-0, the reality is this is all about Reid coming back into Philly as a member of the opposing team for the first time in over a decade. Reid was highly successful in Philadelphia, but after his firing last off-season, he moved on to the Chiefs. Needless to say, this is a flat-out value game with Philadelphia Eagles tickets at just $168 on average and a very affordable get-in ticket price of just $88.
Obviously Reid’s return is a huge selling point, but the fact that Philly’s offense has looked so good and can be so explosive should also help get more people in the seats. Still, even with several reasons to see this game jacked up in ticket price, this one still comes it at 13% below Philadelphia’s home game ticket average of $193 and prices have fallen 21% in the last week.
Get tickets here.
This is a sponsored post in partnership with our friends from Tiq IQ and ABC Tickets, where you can find competitively-priced tickets for all local and non-local sporting events– INCLUDING EAGLES HOME GAMES.
Here’s a look at the average ticket prices that Philly folks are paying on the secondary market to see their teams in 2013:
With only eight games on the home schedule, it’s no surprise that Eagles fans are forking over at least 139% more than any other team in Philly.
It’s also no surprise that on the opposite side of the spectrum sits the Sixers– they have the lowest average ticket price of all Philly teams, 67% below the Eagles. Though $71 seems significantly higher than what you might have expected.
With baseball season heading towards the halfway point and the NFL season only two months away, there’s plenty of tickets for Philly fans to scoop up as the summer goes on. Get yours at ABC Tickets!
For Crossing Broad’s tailgate tomorrow, ABC has some outstanding infield seats available.
Relatively speaking, of course.
Ever so quietly, THE PHILLIES DIDN’T SELL OUT ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, THE SECOND AND THIRD HOME GAMES OF THE SEASON, ON A WEEKEND, WHEN IT WAS PRETTY NICE OUT.
They didn’t even top 40,000 each of those two days.
Yeah, that’s not good.
For a team that sold out three straight seasons, failing to come even close for weekend opening series games, I can assure you, is more than mildly concerning for the team. They couldn’t even get close enough to fudge the numbers this weekend.
So, what to do? Back to the hot dog wrappers. Almost:
Please enjoy a Buy One, Get One free offer* for the April 9 game (Hatfield Phillies Franks Dollar Dog Night) versus the New York Mets for designated seating areas priced $38 or less. To order your tickets, click on the “T” icon below and enter the password: WELCOME
There’s more, too. Suddenly, the Phillies realized that they have to use social media for things other than pictures of giveaways:
Game 4 of the season. Home, against the Mets. Tickets, $10.
Yeah, we’re two months of Chad Durbin away from the dark ages.
Friendly reminder that you can always get cheap tickets on Crossing Broad Tickets smiley face.
We have $200 in free tickets to giveaway courtesy of our friends at TiqIQ– use it for Opening Day, for other Phillies games, for the Flyers, for the Sixers (I'm just kidding– don't use it for the Sixers), or for concerts and other events. The choice, it's yours.
Here’s all you need to do to enter:
RSVP to the home opener (going, not going, watching) with your Facebook login on the Crossing Broad Tickets RSVP page no later than April 3, when we will announce the winner. RSVP here.
That’s it. Looks like this:
If you’re not going, then use the winnings for Opening Day tickets. If you're already going, or can’t go, then use the $200 for something else.
In the meantime, if you can't wait and need Opening Day tickets, some great deals are available starting at around $50. Grab tickets to other Phillies games here (opening weekend seats for as low as $25!)
Pic via (@Ike_Richman)
Need NCAA tickets for Philly, Kansas City (Villanova) or Dayton (Temple and La Salle)? We got you covered.
Get ALL SESSION STRIPS to the games in Philly on Friday and Sunday – that’s six games – for as low as $85, with lower level tickets for around $150.
You can get Session 1 tickets (Friday afternoon) for as low as $77, Session 2 tickets (Friday night) for as low as $57, and Session 3 tickets (Sunday) for as low as $102.
For Dayton, get ALL SESSION STRIPS for rounds 2 and 3 (I’m assuming that if you’re planning on going tomorrow, you already have tickets) for as low as $135.
For Kansas City, ALL SESSION STRIPS for as low as $99.
All of these prices are as of writing this, so don’t hold it against me if they go up.
The NCAA men's tournament brings its madness to the Wells Fargo Center this weekend. We've received some interesting data from TiqIQ on the ticket market for the games. TiqIQ has teamed up with Primesport, the official exchange of the tournament, for march madness tickets
Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)
- Session 1: $174 average
- Session 2: $129 average
- Session 3: $183 average
- Creighton vs. Cincinnati (session 1)
- Duke vs. Albany (session 1)
- Georgetown vs. Florida Gulf Coast (session 2)
- San Diego State vs. Oklahoma (session 2)
Crossing Broad Tickets is your one-stop shop for all Philly events. We round up the best tickets on the secondary market so you can shop for the great deals and seats, and support your favorite website while doing it.
Fear not, Lady Ryan, the tickets are free
We want to give you more free tickets. Along with our partners at TiqIQ, we’ve launched an RSVP feature for all local sporting events. Going to the game? Not going? Watching? Doesn’t matter. Simply RSVP to let your friends know where you'll be. It’s a great way to see who will be at the game that you know.
It’s a new feature, so to get things going, we’re giving away two (2) tickets to the Flyers-Sabres game on Sunday to someone who RSVP’s to Thursday’s Flyers-Penguins game. RSVP here and be entered to win two tickets to the game vs. the Sabres. That’s it.
Need tickets to either of those games or others? We have you covered for that, too.
Penguins vs Flyers Tickets
Sabres vs Flyers Tickets
Philadelphia Flyers Tickets
The winner of the Sabres tickets will be notified on Friday.