Will Fans Be Able To Purchase Dallas Cowboys Tickets for the Playoffs This Year?

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For the past few seasons the Cowboys have entered the final week of the regular season with a chance to win the NFC East and make the playoffs with a win. Each time the Cowboys had this opportunity, they squandered it, losing to an NFC East divisional opponent, no less. Three years ago in 2011, “America’s Team” fell to the New York Giants, followed by a defeat a year later to Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins in 2012 and then again to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third straight season just this past December.

This has caused many critics to question Tony Romo’s ability to come up in the clutch and win big games, almost persuading owner and general manager Jerry Jones to draft Texas A&M phenom Johnny Manziel during this year’s NFL Draft (instead, the Cowboys opted to improve their offensive line and help keep Romo upright by taking Notre Dame tackle Zack Martin.) While much of this criticism of Romo may be undeserved, as the Cowboys porous defense was just as much to blame last year, questions of Romo’s ability to win persist and fans want to see the Cowboys back to playoff relevance quickly.  And fans are clearly wiling to pay a premium to see their beloved team at AT&T Stadium.

The Cowboys will kick off the season against the very talented San Francisco 49ers in week one at AT&T Stadium.  The home opener happens to be their most expensive game of the season with Dallas Cowboys tickets against the Niners clocking in at an average price of $407. At $50 more than the next closest game in terms of average price (10/5 vs Houston Texans – $351) it’s clear fans are eagerly anticipating football to return in Dallas.  And with the Cowboys on the road this year in Week 17, the home opener will most likely remain the costliest game on the Cowboys’ schedule in 2014.

If you’re looking to see the Cowboys this year but don’t want to spend too much money, the cheapest game of the year is another NFC West matchup when the Arizona Cardinals come to town on November 2nd. Currently, the average ticket price is just $219 with a get-in of $45. For the season as a whole, the Cowboys tickets are averaging just under $300 for their games at AT&T Stadium, up 85% since 2011 where tickets averaged $160 for games in Dallas.

And if the Cowboys can find a way to host a playoff game, expect ticket prices to be quite high and far surpass the current average and get-in for the opener. Make sure to check out Razorgator for all your 2014 Dallas Cowboy ticket needs and frequent updates on pricing and availability.

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Mets Tickets Up 5% From Beginning Of The Season

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Coming into 2014, expectations were pretty low for the New York Mets, as they were coming off another losing campaign in 2013 and were expected to be without ace pitcher Matt Harvey for much of the year. A month and a half into the season and the Mets have certainly struggled at times this season without their stud pitcher, yet they have been able to hang around the .500 mark and as of today are only three and a half games behind the division leading Atlanta Braves. Though the Mets aren’t first in the standings, Mets tickets happen to be the most expensive in the division, up 5% from the start of the season, currently at an average price of $92.45.  Below is a breakdown of the average price of the remaining games for each National League East team…

 

1.) New York Mets – $92.45

2.) Philadelphia Phillies – $85.86

3.) Atlanta Braves – $69.38

4.) Miami Marlins – $65.44

5.) Washington Nationals – $54.99

 

Looking ahead, the most expensive game of the season for the Mets doesn’t come until next month when they welcome the San Diego Padres to Citi Field on June 14th. While at first it may seem odd that an early June game against the San Diego Padres is the top game of the season for the Mets, rather than a game against a traditional rival like the Phillies, upon further investigation the reason for this becomes quite clear. The Mets will be providing additional entertainment and amenities at several games in 2014, including hosting post-game concerts, providing post-game fireworks, and offering free promotional items. For the June 14th date against the Padres, the Mets will feature a performance by Queens born rapper 50 Cent.  Tickets for June 14th are currently averaging 55% higher than normal Mets home games at $140 with a get-in of $21.

In fact, of the top five games of the season for the New York Mets, all five have a tied-in promotion. The Mets second priciest game of the season is September 28th when the Houston Astros come to Citi Field for the season finale. Tickets for the final game (which features a 2015 Mets Schedule magnet giveaway) have an average cost of $118. This is followed by their September 13th tilt with the Washington Nationals (average ticket price of $112) which features post-game fireworks.

If rap isn’t your thing, the Mets have you covered on July 12th when Huey Lewis comes in for a post-game concert.  The average ticket price for that game is only $111.  And to wrap up the top five most expensive New York Mets games remaining this season, the Mets August 3rd game against the San Francisco Giants which features a Mets toy truck giveaway has an average ticket price of $109.

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Who Will Make the Cut? USA World Cup Preliminary Roster

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It’s starting to get exciting! Less than 30 days to go until World Cup Brazil 2014 and rosters or preliminary rosters are coming out each day. 30 players were selected by USA Coach Jürgen Klinsmann and will begin a vigorous training camp on May 14th at Stanford University. The roster must be trimmed to 23 players by June 2nd and those will be the chosen ones to represent the USA in Brazil.

As part of the final preparations the team will play 3 games in the Send-Off Series: USA vs Azerbaijan on May 27th in San Francisco, USA vs Turkey on June 1st at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey and USA vs Nigeria on June 7th in Jacksonville. If you can’t make the trip to Brazil, these matches are the next best option. Grab your USA Soccer tickets today and watch the World Cup contenders before they leave for the biggest sporting event of the quad.

Let’s take a look at the roster.

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Last Minute Tickets – Savings, Buying, Price Trends

last-minuteWe know time is money, so we’re providing you with a 30-second recap of our blog post and examples:

  • Within 30 days of the event, ticket prices for 350 events dropped 20% or more
  • Save up to 80% on event tickets when you buy last-minute
  • On average, a person buys a ticket to an event 42 days before
  • 25% of people who purchased tickets bought the week of the event
  • 2.5% of total sales are made the day of the event
  • More people bought NBA tickets the day of the game than any other day

As with any market, this is a result of Economics 101, supply and demand. There is also a relationship between price and demand – the more people want, the more it will cost; as holds true, the less people want, the less it will cost. Every ticket essentially has an expiration date and time; that being, when the game, concert, or show begins. As an event approaches, demand for tickets decreases as most fans have already purchased tickets. When demand is low (as in this case) and the supply goes up (or remains constant), prices go down. Sellers not only want to get rid of their unsold inventory, choosing to take a small cut on the tickets they are holding on to than risk not selling their tickets at all, they are forced to drop their prices because demand for tickets from potential buyers hardly exists. Often, tickets being resold at the last minute are listed for lower than face value, savings to be had by buyers who are brave enough to wait until game time. After the jump, we’ll show you some examples of price drops leading up to an event, discuss last minute buying patterns, and finish with how Razorgator’s new eTickets app can save you money.

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Pull Your Socks Up, It’s Time to Attend a White Sox Game

Abreu-Chicago-White-Sox-TicketsThe White Sox have a rich history of signing Cuban players to their roster. The latest success story is slugger Jose Abreu who like his Cuban countryman Yasiel Puig is having a breakout rookie season. Only Abreu and Puig have earned player of the month and rookie of the month nods in their first month in the big leagues.

The 27-year-old rookies’ April numbers may have knocked your sox right off (10 HR, 31 RBIs), but Abreu’s dynamics on the field are not affecting the price of Chicago White Sox tickets on the secondary market. Last year, we took a look at Los Angeles Dodgers ticket prices after Puig’s first week; similarly, ticket prices in Los Angeles did not pop-up either.

Not only did the White Sox organization score a home run with the signing of Abreu, but so too did fans. The average price of White Sox tickets in May at the start of the season was $104. Today, the average price of Chicago White Sox tickets at US Cellular Field this month is $84 (down 19%). To note, the Sox have been on the road since April 30. Windy City showdown tickets on the Southside are down 28 percent since the regular-season opener.

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Did You Have a Pirates Ticket to Last Night’s Historic Game?


Baseball history was made yesterday, May 6th 2014. With two out in the bottom of the ninth of a tie ball game Starling Marte tripled high off the right field wall. The replay throw second baseman Ehire Adrianza to third got past Pablo Sandoval and Marte headed home. The ball was promptly picked up by Tim Hudson and thrown to Buster Posey who applied the tag and Marte was called out.

None of this sounds like history, just an exciting play at the plate to take a game to extra innings. But as we can recall the new way games are played with a coach’s challenge to huddle up the umpires to consult with an umpire in New York the chance to look at the replay. This happened last night when Pirates manager Clint Hurdle trotted out of the dugout to exercise his challenge. After a review of 1:14 the call was overturned to end the Giant’s 6 game winning streak with the MLB’s first walk-off instant replay.

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World Cup Preview: Hot Tickets in Group Phase

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Anticipation is an emotion involving excitement, pleasure and sometimes anxiety for an expected or longed-for event. It is definitely a good word to describe the 2014 World Cup in Brazil…or is it Brasil?? Hold that thought we’ll address that in a minute. Since FIFA officially announced on October 30th, 2007 that Brazil would host this World Cup, myself and millions of fans worldwide have eagerly been anticipating this summer’s blockbuster event. Brazil is THE place to host the World Cup, a country of soccer tradition, beautiful beaches, beautiful people, Carnival, Samba, caipirinhas, skimpy bathing suits, the Amazon, Iguaçu Falls and jogo bonito, the beautiful game. England may have invented the game but the heart, soul and life-blood of futebol is home to Brazil and its people…well most of them. This is the 2nd time they will host the world’s biggest event, the last being in 1950 when Uruguay shocked everyone and defeated the Seleção in the famous Maracana Stadium. This sent the host nation into a period of darkness and misery that Brazilians felt for years; they even refer to the debacle as the Maracanazo, which means the Maracana blow. Brazil was so favored their federation had already made winning medals for the players and the FIFA President had learned the trophy presentation in Portuguese. Journalists didn’t want to write about the loss, the players were vilified and the team actually changed their now jinxed national team jerseys forever from white to the now iconic yellow. It’s hard for the rest of the world to feel sorry for Brazil though, the Seleção have gone on to win a total of 5 World Cups, the most of any country, and are in prime position to win it again this year at home.

But keeping the trophy in Brazil will be tough for Neymar and company as Spain, Germany, and Argentina headline some of the favorites looking to ruin the samba celebration. Calling the winner now is tough but we do know there are some great group matches. Let’s take a look at the best game each day of the group phase after the jump.

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2014 US Open Tennis Primer

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The biggest event in tennis this side of the Atlantic just released its 2014 schedule! The US Open is the fourth and final grand slam tournament on tour, and it will again take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. For over a century, ATP and WTA’s cream of the crop have descended upon Flushing Meadows to win the last major championship, so action and emotions always run at an all-time high. Remember Federer’s self-proclaimed “greatest shot” ever hit, or Serena’s match-ending tirade?  Unforgettable moments like these all happened under bright lights in New York City.

The first ball will drop on August 25 for the Men’s and Women’s Round 1 ($38 to get-in), followed by the second and third rounds over the next five days. August 31 will up the ante with the start of Women’s Round of 16, followed by the Men’s a day later (9/1). The field drastically narrows by the time the Men’s and Women’s Semifinals gets underway (9/5-9/6). The victors will finally be crowned when the tournament culminates in Arthur Ashe Stadium on 9/7 for the women and 9/8 for the men. US Open tickets for the Men’s Finals start at $184, while the Women’s Finals are offered at a cheaper $118 minimum.
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Subway Series Tickets 55 Percent Cheaper than Last Year

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New York’s famous subway series between the New York Yankees and New York Mets starts in less than two weeks and prices are much cheaper than last season. The interleague matchup is one of the highlights on May’s MLB schedule and the Mets are already reaching out to #TRUENEWYORKERS ahead of the Subway Series with the Yankees.

2014’s Subway Series will stop at Yankee Stadium (capacity 49,642) for two games May 12 and 13 before heading to Citi Field for two games May 14 and 15. Last year’s cross-town rivalry series began in Flushing then traveled to the Bronx and was scheduled May 27-30. At the beginning of the month, 2013 Subway Series tickets averaged $183 but prices were down from the past four years. In 2014, we are seeing the same price trend as tickets for the Subway Series are even cheaper (averaging $118).

Game 2 at Yankee Stadium (Tuesday) is the cheapest, with an average price of $102. Game 2 at Citi Field (Thursday) is the most expensive, boasting an average ticket price of $155. The cross town rivals only play during the week (Mon-Thurs) and just four games, both of which are contributing to the drop in demand of Yankees-Mets Subway Series tickets.

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Following On the Run Tour Date Additions, Prices up 44%

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It’s official! After much speculation (and wishing, hoping and praying on our part), hip-hop’s biggest and baddest couple will be “On the Run” this summer for a Mr. and Mrs. Carter joint tour.“On the Run” tickets are remarkably affordable when compared to the duo’s solo treks—which means they’ll go quicker than the fastest selling iTunes album ever, which happens to be Beyonce’s latest. Last year’s the “Mrs. Carter Show” averaged $322, while the “Magna Carter” tour averaged $233, and now, you can see both superstars on the same stage for just $194 on average! That’s 40% cheaper (and $128 less) than Bey’s world tour. You won’t be questioning whether or not Jay Z and Beyoncé tickets are a good deal, but you will be left wondering: do these two ever stop working?

Update 5/15/14: Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Following the addition of two Jay Z and Beyonce tour dates, prices for “On the Run” 2014 have shot up 44%. Extra shows have been added in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl (8/3/14) and in San Francisco at AT&T Park (8/6/14). While the entire tour average has gone up to $281, tickets for the second nights in Los Angeles and San Francisco are much cheaper than the first! Save over $100 (on average) when you buy On the Run tickets for the encore concert in San Francisco, and save $246 when you see Jay Z and Beyonce for their second Rose Bowl performance.

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