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Does sold out really mean sold out?

If you’re a sports fan, you undoubtedly know that the very best way to watch your favourite team is from the stands, right in the thick of the action. Right? Trouble is, you probably also know that finding tickets to your favourite team’s games can be a real challenge. Seems like they are always sold out. But are they really? The short answer is no. If you know where to look, you can get soccer tickets when you want them.

If you plan to go through traditional channels (the arena’s box office, for example) you are going to have to take an “early bird gets the worm” approach. You’ll have to be among the first in line if you want to come home clutching tickets. That could mean camping out for the tickets! If you aren’t willing to go that far, however, there are things that can be done to ensure you still get those tickets with no fees.

Websites such as StubHub are a great place to buy tickets from ticketholders. The idea behind these sites is that people who already have tickets (such as season tickets holders) can sell of there own tickets to others. This can be an affordable way to get the tickets you want, sometimes right up until the last minute. This is a legal channel through which to get tickets to see your favourite team play.

Similarly, many sports fans find tickets on online auction sites such as eBay. Basically, you’ll search for the tickets you want, enter in a price you are willing to pay, and if you are the highest bidder you win the tickets. You could potentially find a deal this way, but there’s also a chance you may have to pay a little extra, especially when you consider that you’ll have to pay shipping charges, too. If you are going to use sites like these, it’s important to have a budget in mind before you log on. Otherwise, it’s very easy to spend too much. There’s no point in having tickets to the game if you can’t afford the parking and maybe a beer or a hot dog when you get there! A word of caution when buying tickets this way: Because you don’t know who you are dealing with (the seller could be anyone) it’s important to be as sure as you can that they are a reputable source. Check their ratings and feedback.

These are just a couple of the ways you can get your hands on those “sold out” tickets. Trying to find tickets can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be. There is always a way to find the tickets you want, without having to camp out in never-ending lines. All it takes is knowing where to look and how to get the tickets you’re seeking from a reliable source, and at a great price.