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5 Factors to consider when buying Event Tickets for Concerts & Sports Events

Buying tickets for concerts and sports events is not an easy task and you have to do tons of research to understand which tickets you should buy and at what price. Oftentimes, this research can be quite extensive in nature but unfortunately even that research doesn’t fully tell people what they should be looking for when buying event tickets for concerts and sports events.

According to premiumseating.ca, one of the internet’s leading ticket providers for all kinds of concerts and shows, it is necessary that you consider all the factors before you get tickets for a concert or a sports event. Many buyers ignore these crucial factors and end up making really bad purchase decisions that they regret later.

If you are someone who wishes to avoid situations like these and want to make a wise purchase decision when buying your event’s tickets, then worry no more because you are at the perfect place. In this article we will be listing several factors that will help you make a better purchase decision in general and help you get the right ticket at the right price that makes you truly happy about attending the show.

Cost

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Cost is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing entries into an event. The entries into these popular shows often cost a fortune and not everyone is able to afford them. Before you purchase a ticket, you should always consider if the price of the ticket is something that you can financially justify purchasing.

After all, a concert ticket is not worth it if you are spending all your important savings on it that could have been used on more important things in life. The cost of your entry always plays an important role in deciding which option is worth its price and which one isn’t.

There are also several tips and tricks that you can use to lower the price of the tickets down considerably such as buying them in presale or late into the actual event’s date when resellers are trying to get rid of their excess ticket stock.

Security

The security you get while purchasing your entries should be another matter of concern for the buyer. There are countless scam and phishing websites out there whose only aim is to con people out of their money through one way or the other by taking payments from you and giving you fake tickets. These fake websites are mirrors to genuine websites and one can often get confused between the two of them if they are not paying a lot of attention.

These websites look and function the same way as genuine websites do to ensure that you don’t get any doubts about the website’s authenticity while you are purchasing your entry. The only way to spot and avoid these fake and scammy websites is by checking their URL and seeing whether they have been verified by Google to be an authentic website in your browser search bar.

Another thing you should do is only click on websites that are recommended by other authentic and genuine websites you refer to such as popular online news sources or review websites. If you really want to be thorough, you can check the website on dedicated portals that act as ‘website verifiers’ and by checking the encryption method of the website.

Availability

If you want to get your entries at seats that you prefer the most, such as front row seats, you need to consider the availability of the venue before thinking of purchasing a ticket for the show. The lesser the availability of the seats in the venue, the lesser your chances of getting the favourite seats of your choice and being stuck with seats that may ruin your entire experience.

Another important aspect about the availability of a show’s seats is that the fewer remaining seats a show has, the more the event organizer will charge you for the remaining seats. What that means is that given enough time and popularity, the last few back row seats in a show can cost as much as the front row seats on the start of the concert’s ticket sale.

Venue

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Another important factor to consider before purchasing a ticket is the venue location of your show. Calculate the distance between your home and the venue and consider all the factors before you purchase your ticket.

Would you have to travel a lot? Is the travelling time feasible for you combined with the time actually spent in the event? Would you have to book a flight just to get to the event in time? Is it possible to go to the show and come back in 24 hours or would you have to stay at a place for some time? If so, have you considered how much staying costs you can afford?

These are questions you need to answer before you book a show and start planning your journey. There are a lot of aspects involved with going at a venue location which only increase in number the further the venue is from you. It is your duty to consider all of these aspects and then make a decision that is not only economical but also satisfies your needs.

Popularity

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The popularity of your show influences a lot on your decision of purchasing the show’s entry. The more popular a show is, the more audience it’s going to gather. The more audience the show gathers, the harder it gets for you to get your entries at a reasonable and fair price at seats of your preference.

On the other hand, not all shows are popular everywhere. If a band or a sport has a large following in a major city, chances are they don’t have as big a following in other nearby towns they are going to perform in. You can use this to your advantage by booking tickets at these other cities at a cheaper price than what you are getting in your area.

Conclusion

There are several factors that you need to consider before you purchase a ticket for a concert or a sports event. Our article’s main motive was to help you get familiar and knowledgeable about these exact aspects and we hope we succeeded in doing that.


Ricardo is a freelance writer specialized in politics. He is with foreignpolicyi.org from the beginning and helps it grow. Email: richardorland4[at]gmai.com