3 Best Sites to Buy Tickets to Concerts, Sporting Events, Shows and More

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Do you dream of attending a sporting event, attending a concert or a comedy show or even attending a horse race? Now might be the time to do it: Bruce Springsteen and Elton John are on tour, baseball is in full swing, and Amy Schumer and Chris Rock are doing the rounds — just to name a few acts you might want to catch. And many in-person events that have been canceled over the past two years due to COVID are now back.

You have no doubt heard of major players in the world of ticketing such as StubHub and Ticket Master, but there are other options with their own unique benefits. Here are our three favorites.

Ideal if you are picky about the location of your seat: SeatGeek

SeatGeek is the newcomer to the ticketing services block – it was launched in 2016 – but has quickly become one of the best places to find tickets for sports, music, horse racing, WWE, theater and more.

One of its best features is its seat view preview feature, which lets you click on a seat and see what your event view will look like before purchasing. SeatGeek also has a ranking system based on both quality and price of seats which makes it easier to make decisions.

One of its recent enhancements gives customers the ability to see what ticket prices look like with service charges before purchasing. Another advantage: the company protects the tickets and offers a full refund if an event is canceled or postponed. And on the TrustPilot rating site, it has a rating of 4.3/5, which is higher than the popular ticketing sites Ticketmaster and StubHub.

Learn more at SeatGeek.

Ideal if you frequently attend events: lively seats

After redesigning its website in 2021, Vivid Seats – which sells tickets for sports, music, theater, comedy and more – has one of the best user interfaces in the online ticket market. They provide tickets for sports and events that are not always advertised at the top of most ticketing websites.

One feature that consumers may appreciate is the “Super Seller” feature which is similar to AirBnb’s “Super Host” category, where customers can purchase tickets from sellers with strong experience.

We are big fans of their loyalty program, where if a customer buys 10 tickets through Vivid Seats, they will get their 11th ticket at the unbeatable price of free. “Fans earn reward credits every time they buy tickets. Buy 10 tickets and get your 11th ticket free – no exclusions, no limits,” the Vivid Seats spokesperson said. from Vivid Seats is a worthwhile investment for those who like to get out of the house often.

Learn more about Vivid Seats.

Ideal for transparent pricing: Tick

There is perhaps no more frustrating experience than browsing through a ticketing website and finding a seat at a comfortable price – only to be hit with a hefty service charge. With TickPick, you get the full upfront price when you search for tickets to see your favorite artist or team.

In addition to avoiding service charges, customers will find the site user-friendly. TickPick assesses seat quality and pricing to help customers get the most out of their experience even after purchasing their tickets. The idea is that you can find your seat, find the price that satisfies your wallet, and checkout without hesitation.

Learn more about TickPick.