In January 2014, Ticket Monster launched a brand new website to help fans find the best tickets to sports and entertainment events. Concerts, festivals, rodeos, collegiate and professional sporting events all have ticket requirements to enter. Ticket Monster can assist you in getting tickets for the most popular events. Many of these events have seating charts and tickets for a specific seat or location. Finding the best possible seats for any major event can be difficult; the Ticket Monster website does an amazing job of showing you the venue, arena or stadium and what seats are available. They also offer tickets with no fees and no shipping costs.
Unlike other sports ticket websites, Ticket Monster has an opportunity to view the seating chart on the event page. I cannot tell you how many times I have used other websites that were clunky and did not show the exact location of the seats. I have purchased tickets to Broadway shows at performing arts centers and had to go back and forth between multiple websites just to confirm my sight lines for the musical. Needless to say, this was not enjoyable. Ticket Monster alleviates that concern as you can either scroll over the ticket or the map of the venue to view the price and the number of tickets available. This is absolutely wonderful.
Ticket Monster Reviews
Throughout this resource I will provide honest reviews of the Ticket Monster shopping experience. My goal is to crowd source this information from others that have going through the ticket buying process. I plan to use social media and email to get many of the reviews. Unlike websites that host their own reviews, you will get an honest assessment through this resource. If a review is not amazing or brutally honest I will be more than happy to publish it. That said, I am also going to give the Ticket Monster staff an opportunity to respond to any negative reviews in the comments below. Sometimes a negative review is an opportunity rather than a threat.
If you have purchased tickets for the Super Bowl, March Madness, the Kentucky Derby, the Daytona 500, a Major League Baseball game or an NFL Football game through Ticket Monster please feel free to submit your review through the comments below. You can also email your review to me here – firstname.lastname@example.org. I will attempt to get all reviews published within 48 hours and I will let you know when your review goes live.
No Fees at Ticket Monster
One of the greatest things about the Ticket Monster website is the fact that the price you see is what you get. Websites like Vivid Seats and StubHub charge fees on top of the price of tickets. The StubHub fee is 10% while the Vivid Seats fee can sometimes be as high as 25%. This means if you see tickets to the Alabama vs LSU college football game at $200 you will pay as much as $250 on Vivid Seats. You will pay $200 for the listed price of $200 on Ticket Monster.
One of the problems that many ticket buyers have is finding the final price. Personally, I have had to go through a song and a dance just to see how much specific tickets would cost at a website. They forced me to sign up with an email address, verify the email address and then log in to the website. I was born at night, but it was not last night. I know exactly what is going on. They are going to solicit me in the near future with ticket offers. I get spam emails all the time from Vivid Seats because I signed up to check the price of a particular concert.
Getting spam emails is not something I enjoy. I do not mind an offer here and there but several offers a week is just too much. This is especially true when they are offering me tickets to a concert that is not even in my time zone. Fortunately, Ticket Monster will allow you to check prices and seats without writing a thesis to find out these prices. It makes it wonderful as a research tool and a way to just check prices when you are thinking about attending an event.
Buying Tickets in 2014 and Beyond
If you plan to purchase tickets any time in the year 2014 please let me know where you plan to purchase your tickets. Do you use eBay or Craigslist? Do you use Google search to look for a specific event? Do you hop on Ticketmaster and see what is available? I would love to get some information as to where you plan to purchase your tickets.
Also, what is most important when deciding on that ticket purchase? Does price matter most? Is it the location of the seats? Is it the ease of getting the tickets such as printing them out or picking them up as soon as they are purchased? One of the biggest issues I always had in years past was worrying about getting the tickets in my hand before the event started. I hated standing in will call. Now it is the case that you can print out tickets or simply get the barcode on your iPhone or Android phone. My how the times have changed.
Please feel free to leave comments below as it relates to Ticket Monster reviews and how you plan to purchase tickets in the near future. Hopefully, this will be a resource that is useful to those that will be attending sports and entertainment events in the near future.