I'm amazed that even during a major economic recession that prices for Broadway Shows, Concerts and Sporting Events are climbing higher and higher. It just doesn't make any sense to me.
I have read many articles pertaining to ticket prices being overpriced for the New York Yankees, Broadway Shows and most headliner concerts throughout the country. In addition, there is growing controversy around the nation that several NFL football franchises like the New York Jets and New York Giants are making their fans purchase PSL's. PSL's stand for Personal Seat License. Since taxpayers are not paying the bill for the new stadium that the Jets and Giants are going to play in next year, the teams are insisting that their season ticket holders have to pay for the stadium to be built.
For instance, I personally have been on the New York Giants "wait list" to get season tickets for about 15 years now. The team keeps calling me and emailing me offers to purchase a PSL and all the seats that you want to buy, which cost $250.00 per seat, per game. If I were to buy the PSL and only keep my season tickets for 1 year, each seat would cost $7500.00 (for the PSL) and $250.00 for each seat for 10 games. This comes out to $1000.00 a game. That's a little too rich for my blood. I will enjoy watching the Giants play every week on my big flat screen TV at home and save the money for something my family really needs.
Yes I'm sure there are plenty of folks that will cave in and buy the PSL's and accompanying seats but it has irritated thousands of fans that have been football season subscribers for decades now. Many are going to give up the subscriptions in protest before being forced to pay for the new PSL's and higher ticket prices. This doesn't seem fair does it?
I have heard reports that the New York Yankees attendance in 2009 has fallen 13 %. Could it be that people are tired of having to overpay for tickets, especially during uncertain economic times. Sure the new stadium is gorgeous, I've been there 9 times this year. You might ask why I complain then go to see all these ballgames. The answer is a simple one. I know how to shop for the best seats and also search for the best value.
The same goes for Broadway Theater. There are hundreds of web sites that claim to sell tickets to Broadway. How true, but they mostly all look alike. They show the same seats on many of these sites with prices that range from high to outrageous.
If you are sick and tired of getting "ripped off" and could use some expert advice regarding how to shop for the best seats for Broadway or just about any event ticket, my suggestion is to stop clicking on and off different web sites and call a "local expert" in the area your event is taking place. For instance, my company is called Applause Theater Service, located at 311 West 42rd Street, suite 601, New York, New York 10036.
Our area of expertise is Broadway Theater tickets and sporting and concert tickets in the New York tri-state area. Although we have access to events all over the country, we seek out advice from other local ticket experts, gather information for you then try to acquire seats for you. Or just make suggestions for you.
So for everyone who is sick and tired of paying too much for Broadway, Concert and Sporting Event tickets, may I suggest you place a call to Applause today. Applause has a down to earth group of real people you can trust. And it won't cost you an arm and a leg either.
Applause can be reached locally in New York at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-51-9930, seven days a week. I hope this information was helpful to you.
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