The choicest seats to the best baseball games in the sporting calendar are available on the Internet, at authorized ticket outlets as well as independent ticket brokers. Here are a few pointers to find the best baseball tickets online.
First, decide which event you want to witness your favorite baseball team in. Confirm availability in the tickets section of the team’s website. Find a team-sponsored online ticket box office. Some teams offer this service so their season ticket holders can sell tickets to games they cannot attend, which makes it the best place to find a choice seat at a reasonable price. You can also visit an independent online ticket broker like StubHub.com and browse through the wide range of tickets available for purchase. These sites offer tickets that are put up for sale by season ticket holders who cannot attend the game. For great deals and bargains, also visit ticket marketplaces like eBay.
Make sure though that you know in advance how and when you will get your tickets before sending your money to any of these sites.
It is important, as in the case of any online transaction, to ensure the website where you buy tickets from is secure and reputable. Secure websites will have a seal of approval from the Better Business Bureau, Verisign or other such organizations. You must always ensure before the actual purchase that you have a good seat, by checking a map of the ballpark, a facility available at StubHub.com.
With a ticket broker there is a wider range of seating options to choose from. However, there are often several additional fees that apply, like facility charges convenience charges, order processing fees and the delivery price. These fees often jack up the overall price per ticket.
The other option, purchasing tickets from an authorized ticket outlet like Ticketmaster or Tickets.com, can involve visiting their centers “no more than one hour in advance of the event on sale time”, after which you will be part of a lottery-like random number distribution (RND) procedure. Post-lottery, you can tell the ticket agent what price range of seats you would like (the day tickets go on sale you may only select tickets by price, you will not have the option to choose any particular seating area), view the seating chart, and then the tickets will be printed and paid for.
Buying tickets from a popular and reputable ticket broker might cost a little extra, but you can pick and choose from great seats that are best suited to your budget.