Northern California sports has witnessed a pair of new venues in the past few years with the Sacramento Kings moving to Golden 1 in 2016 and the San Francisco 49ers heading to Levi’s in Santa Clara in 2012. While the two venues offer some exciting new features over their prior locations, one thing is clear – the food is terrible.
At Levi’s, we think it best to stick to the hot dog as it’s pretty hard to mess that one up (although we have been there on several occasions where the hot dog stand has run out of hot dogs or buns – they were serving the dog on a hamburger bun!). The chicken sandwich occupied about 70% of the bun space. You would think that with the inflated stadium prices, they could get a piece of chicken large enough to cover the bun.
Golden 1 is no better. The “grass fed beef” burger at Bernardos was as disappointing as it gets. The burger filled the bun which was the size of a $1 burger at McDonalds. If you’re going to charge $13 for a burger, make it good. Or better yet, charge me $20 and give me a burger I’ll want to get again.
The Niners actually let you bring food into the game. With misleading locations like the Untied Club and the Levi’s Club, we recommend getting a sandwich at your local deli and pack in for the game.
Super Bowl LII tickets (that’s 52 for us non-Roman numeral folks) are up for sale and higher than we’ve ever seen in our history selling tickets. It doesn’t even take that much thought to realize these ticket prices are the costliest in the history of the event. In years past, prices typically spike after the AFC and NFC are set But even with that spike, ticket prices normally hover in the high $2k to low $3k range. This year, prices are starting well into the $4k range and that’s just to get a seat in the worst part of the upper level. Looking for seats in the lower part of US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis? Get ready for form over $12k for a pair and if you’re searching for prime seats, we expecting tickets to start around $30k for a pair between the 30 yard lines.
So why the high prices? We think a lot of it is the early excitement. Ticket prices always drop a few days after the conference championship games and we expect ticket prices to do the same in the upcoming days. But this is the first time the Eagles have been to the big game since Super Bowl XXXIX. With the chance to avenge their 2005 loss, a lot of Philly fans are champing at the bit to witness the rematch.
For the Patriots, it’s business as usual. But many suspect this could be the final game of one of the greatest sports franchise dynasties. Tom Brady is 40 years old and the rumors of turmoil between Belichik and owner Robert Craft lead many to believe this could be the final game before they all part ways.
With a lights-out defense for the Eagles and the GOAT in Tom Brady, we expect to see a really terrific Super Bowl. If you can afford it, get your tickets later this week. If not, looking forward to a fun Sunday on a big flat screen!
The Houston Astros seemed perfectly positioned to win their first World Series in franchise history. Leading 3 games to 2, the Astros sent Justin Verlander to the mound in a matchup that certainly favored the American League champs. But baseball doesn’t always follow the script. Verlander did his part throwing shut-out ball thru five and seemed to be in control into the sixth. But Hill got the job done on his side and the Astros bats never seemed to be able to deliver the knock-out punch. The Dodgers capitalized in the 6th and 7th innings and never looked back.
So we head to game 7. The Dodgers will send Yu Darvish to the mound but all hands will be on deck. We expect to see some relief from Kershaw and appearances from the entire bullpen as Dave Roberts will try to do anything and everything to limit Astros hit production. The Astros will send Lance McCullers and hope their productive offense will produce.
Cheapseatstickets still has plenty of seats available for the decisive game 7 in Chavez Ravine. If you need a ticket, we can get it to you instantly thru e-delivery. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see what may possibly go down as the greatest World Series…ever 🙂
If you haven’t seen Aaron Judge hit a baseball by now, you’re either not a baseball fan or you’ve been hiding under a rock. Judge put on an epic performance in the 2017 Home Run Derby in Miami. After Giancarlo Stanton made a first-round exit in the derby, it was looking like Judge might suffer the same fate after Justin Bour launched 22 bombs. But Judge not only hit 23 dingers, he did it without using any of his earned bonus time.
The stats on Judge during the derby were amazing. He hit four homers over 500 feet, one at 513 feet. He hit the roof of the stadium which has never been done before. He also hit one through the ceiling rafters that made it’s way out of the park. And he hit them everywhere! Left field, right field, dead center, over the awful Marlin statute!
But the best part of this beast of a ball player was his demeanor. He looked like he was really having a great time. He delivered a really wonderful interview prior to his first at-bat and maintained his gentle giant demeanor throughout the derby.
And the show isn’t over yet. Judge will make is all-star debut tonight and will be the first Yankee outfielder to start since Curtis Grandson did it in 2012. But his defensive performance with George Springer and Mookie Betts most likely won’t be the highlight for Judge. Look for him to hit some rockets out of Marlins Park.
And you can catch Aaron Judge and the rest of the New York Yankees make a run for the playoffs at Yankee Stadium or on the road. Should be a great ticket.
The folks at CheapSeatsTickets always want you to get the best deal on every ticket. That’s why we usually suggest you start with the official distributor for face value tickets. But face value isn’t always the cheapest option. Sometimes, especially when an event isn’t selling particularly well (like late preseason NFL games), the secondary market will adjust to reflect the market value of a ticket. But sometimes the face value is just flat-out higher.
Take Florida Georgia Line tickets at the Glen Helen Amphitheater just outside of Los Angeles. Lawn seats on LiveNation start at $25 per ticket. But with the addition of a service fee and a facility charge, the $25 ticket ends up costing fans more than $40 per ticket. The same ticket on CheapSeatsTickets is $30.36 and you can get it for even less with the coupon code “Cruise” (to the first 5 lucky fans).
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The Yankees and Red Sox are at it again in 2017. The two are neck and neck for the number one spot in the AL East. The Yankees ran into a a serious contender in Oakland as the As swept the Bronx Bombers. The Red Sox, on the other hand, took three of four from the Houston Astros and pushed their way into an effective tie with the Yankees for first place in the East. With another Red Sox win in Kansas City and a Yankee home loss, the Red Sox took sole possession of first place only to hand it back to the Yankees the next day.
But the best part of the AL East story are the other three teams in the division. Remember them? The Tampa Bay Rays, the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays are all within 5 games of the Yankees but no one is talking about any of those teams. With payrolls exceeding $100 million for the 25-man roster, the AL east stakes claim to 4 of the top 10 payrolls in the big leagues. And while this certainly doesn’t guarantee a ring at the end of the season, it does ensure you will likely be competitive throughout the year.
Look for the AL east to secure both Wild Card spots and make a push through the American League playoffs. It should be a fun one in 2017.
Mike Tyson won the WBC title when I was 14 years old and one year later, he added the WBA and IBF titles making him the first heavyweight boxer to unify the three titles. But more importantly, Tyson won twelve of his first nineteen fights by knocking out his opponent in the first round. As a kid, the thought of making millions of dollars to not even last one round was the fantasy of legends. The most serious of questions on every teenager in the country was this: would you get in the ring with Tyson for $1 million dollars?
One person who has answered that questions with a definitive “yes” is Conor McGregor. Only he stands to make closer to $100 million in this reality scenario. While Mayweather will likely pocket four times that amount, for McGregor it represents more than he’s ever made in the world of MMA. And let’s face it, while McGregor likely doesn’t stand a chance in a strict boxing format, the guy is tough as nails and can certainly take a punch (and a kick and a knee). And since the childhood me would have taken $100 million for a few blows to the head, McGregor will likely walk out of that ring alive.
So for the millions of fans that will fork out the pay-per-view dough to watch an event that likely won’t last more than a few minutes, it represents more than just a fight. For most of us, it’s the fantasy that we will never realize, the right to fight a champion for a big payout.
The Clemson Tigers are the College Football National Champions. The Tigers posted 21 points in the fourth quarter to claim the #1 spot in the nation winning 35-31. Dabo Swinney mastermind an offense that slowly wore down the dominant Alabama defense. With a 3 point deficit, Deshain Watson led the Tigers on a final drive with two minutes left to win the title for the Tigers.
But the biggest story were the ticket prices which were the most expensive ever for a college football championship game. The average ticket price leading into the game hovered around $2,500 per ticket while the “get-in” price for a ticket was just under $2,000. The demand for the same ticket one year ago was about 25 cents on the dollar (2016 Alabama vs. Clemson in Arizona).
The rematch clearly drove the value of tickets. And people who bought early saved a ton! With the national championship game located a stone’s throw from Alabama and Clemson, prices nearly doubled the day after the teams one their respective semifinal games. And while ticket prices often drop as game day approaches, that was not the case for this game.
For Clemson fans, it was the opportunity of a lifetime to see what hadn’t been done in 111 years – beat Alabama. And fans had good reason to believe their team could get the job done with the ball in the hands of their veteran Quarterback. The Tigers delivered an experience no Clemson fan will ever forget.
CheapSeatsTickets had great seats at the lowest prices for the game. If you weren’t there, remember to get your seats here for the next big meeting in 2017!
Bruno Mars is taking his 24K Magic to Las Vegas for the new year and then will kick things into high gear in the spring of 2017. With 51 stops from California to New York, this could be the biggest show in the upcoming year. Tickets officially go on sale this Friday at 10:00am but you can get early access with the purchase of Mars’ 24K Magic CD and merchandise. Just visit http://store.brunomars.com/ticket-access.html But if you miss out on the early tickets, you can always get tickets to every Mars show at every location right here at CheapSeatsTickets. And if you’re looking for the best seats in the house, we’ve got you covered.
The 2-team Wild Card format was unveiled in 2012 and despite speculation by many, the new format has been nothing short of spectacular. Last night’s thriller between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles was no exception. Quality pitching pushed the game to extra innings and lasted 11 innings before Edwin Incarnation ended the game with a monster three-run homer which ended up in the second deck at Rogers Centre. The Jays head to Texas where they will take on the Rangers. Look for quality baseball and a lot of tension as the teams have a storied past. And as always, don’t miss any of the action with great seats from CheapSeatsTickets.com.