Personal Tech Pipeline | Super Bowl Still Available Online -- For A Price

White Papers

Sponsor Resources

WebCasts
Free Newsletter GlossaryContact UsAbout Us
Players & CamsPhones & PDAsHome & AutoOnline

January 24, 2006

Super Bowl Still Available Online -- For A Price



Courtesy of TechWeb News

Super Bowl tickets are considered to be among the hardest tickets in the world to obtain, but as of Tuesday, an online search engine said there are still more than 2,000 tickets still available -- for a price, a very high price.

A comprehensive search across the Web by FatLens.com found some tickets ranging all the way from $1,825 for a single seat to $315,000 for a luxury box.

"The best angle today is to leverage the Internet," said Siva Kumar, president and co-founder of FatLens, in an e-mail. "Everyone in the ticket business can access to the national market via the Internet and, as such, this has become the single best resource to find the best deals.

"Since each participating team receives 17.5 percent of the Super Bowl tickets, both Seattle and Pittsburgh are the prime spots to locate tickets," Kumar said.

One Web site selling tickets for the Feb. 5 game in Detroit is ezticketsearch.com, which says prices have been dropping. A 42-person luxury suite, for instance, that had been listed at $239,519 had dropped to $207,376 Tuesday.

FatLens said the least expensive seats -- in the end zones -- start at $2,500. Another angle for scoring seats is to surf tickets sites in Denver, Boston, Indianapolis and Washington -- cities whose teams lost in the playoffs. The search engine said it displays ticket search results so fans can get a better understanding of the entire market of available tickets. FatLens said prices for the Super Bowl are higher even that tickets for the upcoming Olympics in Italy.

"The ticket market is very dynamic and changes quickly," Kumar said, responding to a question about which sellers currently have the most tickets for sale. "Currently we are seeing the largest number of actual tickets available through AllCityTix and Ticket Liquidators…each with nearly 300 tickets."

Kumar cautioned fans to be on guard against scams, adding that the safest method for purchasing tickets is to work through an authorized ticket seller. He suggested that fans be alert to "odd requests," like measures that call for payment by money order or requests to exchange money before tickets are acquired.

"Scams will usually sound to good to be true," said Kumar. He noted that the National Association of Ticket Brokers has posted a list of common scams on its Web site.

E-mail This Story
Print This Story
Reprint This Story




Get the latest Personal Tech news, product info, and trends every week.


Related Content

  Right-click and choose Copy to extract RSS Feed URL  Personal Tech Pipeline's Main RSS Feed
  Right-click and choose Copy to extract RSS Feed URL  Personal Tech Pipeline's Blog RSS Feed



Keeping Up To Date On Enterprise Server Tech?
Review our compilation of columns on server security, database software, and Linux issues.
Unleash the Power & Opportunity of Grid Computing
Experts will identify trends in grid computing, provide
examples and examine solution options.
Using Current Performance to Shape
Future Results

Hear new strategies for improving business
performance and results.

Editor's Picks

Apple posted this week its first-ever full-length movie -- the made-for-TV Disney Channel original movie "High School Musical" -- on iTunes for the price of $9.99. What do you think of this pricing for downloadable movies?
Love it! The price is lower than I would expect.
Like it. The price is about right.
Dislike it. The price is is a little too high.
Hate it! The price is way, way too high.
Neutral. It depends on the movie.


In search of personal tech products? See our new Product Finder, where you'll find personal computing devices, communications solutions, security products, and more.



PERSONAL TECH PIPELINE MARKETPLACE (sponsored links)
On the CIO Agenda with IBM
With business growth back on the agenda, the role of the CIO is changing from manager of technology to C-suite collaborator in enabling innovation that matters for the business. Read an executive summary and register to download the full IBM paper.

System Management for new Enterprise environments
Request white paper which outlines the case for an IT Portal architecture to meet the new requirements placed on IT management. These requirements include IT security; SOX, HIPAA, FISMA compliance; managing outsourcing contracts; and more.

Fast, Firewall Piercing Support Tools from LogMeIn
Whether you need temporary or permanent access to remote PCs, LogMeIn has your solution: LogMeIn IT Reach for automatic maintenance of remote and mobile systems, and LogMeIn Rescue for instant, web-based remote access without pre-installing software.

Web based bug tracking - AdminiTrack.com
AdminiTrack offers an effective web-based bug tracking system designed for professional software development teams.

Data Recovery (RAID, Desktop, Laptop) Experts
reWave Hard Drive Recovery Specialists, LLC is a Worldwide Data Recovery Company specializing in RAID Server, Desktop and Laptop Data Recoveries. We Offer: Free Quotes/Free Evaluation and No Data - No Fee!


Buy a Link Now


Top ten search terms from the TechWeb TechEncyclopedia
Stellent eSeminar "Approaches to Metadata Design" on March 23
Mobilized Solutions Guide: Find and compare solutions for your business
Top Requested White Paper Categories from TechWeb White paper Library
Top ten search terms from the TechWeb TechEncyclopedia