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Friday, July 17, 2015

WWE Raw Tickets At Sprint Center Are Averaging $269 On Secondary Market

Posted By on Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 5:02 PM

WWE Raw will be coming to the Sprint Center on Monday night. It will be just one night after WWE puts on their Battleground pay-per-view event at St. Louis’ Scottrade Center. With RAW being held following a pay-per-view and starting the road towards WWE’s second-biggest pay-per-view of the year, there are big things expected to go down in Kansas City. However, ticket prices are still relatively cheap on the secondary market.

According to TiqIQ, the current average price for WWE RAW tickets is $71.06 with a get-in price of $25. That is less than half the price of WWE Battleground tickets on the secondary market in St. Louis. The current average is $149.56 with a get-in price of $39. Current WWE World Heavyweight champion Seth Rollins and Sunday’s challenger Brock Lesnar are both scheduled to appear on RAW. There have also been some local advertisements that have hinted at a return of The Undertaker.

Not only will there be fallout from Battleground, the buildup for SummerSlam is likely to begin in Kansas City. SummerSlam is typically the WWE’s second biggest event of the year after WrestleMania. This year the event will be held on the East Coast, specifically Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. With a return to the East Coast after multiple years behind held at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, there has been significant demand for the event. SummerSlam tickets on the secondary market currently have an average price of $268.90 and a get-in price of $133.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

St. Louis Cardinals, IfOnly Partner Up For Unique Experiences Comprised Of Ultimate Fan Participation

Posted By on Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 11:08 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals are one of the oldest and most storied franchises in Major League Baseball. Their 11 World Series titles are more than any other National League team, and second only to the New York Yankees for the all-time lead.

Redbird teams over the years have featured outstanding pitchers such as Bob Gibson, Cy Young, Dizzy Dean, Bruce Sutter and Joaquin Andujar. They also have had pitchers with colorful nicknames like Al "The Mad Hungarian" Hrabosky, "Wild Bill" Hallahan, Mordecai "Three Fingers" Brown and Bill "Spittin’ Bull" Doak.

Now, one lucky baseball fan can win the opportunity to stand on the same mound at Busch Stadium as famous Cardinal hurlers of recent times like Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright, and throw out the first pitch when St. Louis hosts the San Francisco Giants on Monday, August 17. The experience is available via IfOnly.com, an online charitable platform.

Prior to throwing out the first pitch, the fan and a guest will be allowed on the field during batting practice to watch the Cardinals as they get ready for the Giants. This sports package, which also includes two prime seats to the game, can be purchased for $4,500 per person.

Concurrently, IfOnly has another Cardinals experience consisting of field access during batting practice and two prime tickets to the Giants-Cardinals game on August 17. That package can be purchased for only $500 per person.

Proceeds from both experiences will benefit The Snow Foundation, a charity established by former Major League first baseman and six-time Gold Glove winner J.T. Snow. The Snow Foundation raises money for awareness of Wolfram syndrome, a rare genetic disorder.

Now in its fourth year, IfOnly is an online platform that offers exclusive experiences such as these sports gifts to people who are passionate about music, sports, entertainment and travel, with the proceeds being donated to charitable causes.

Other unique experiences offered to date by IfOnly include a tailgate party with San Diego Chargers players, plus field passes and game tickets for four; roundtrip airfare and VIP passes to the Gentleman of the Road Festival featuring Mumford & Sons in Washington; a new 2015 Chevrolet Camaro plus the opportunity to race in a Sprint Cup NASCAR stock car; a one-night stay at Disneyland and four tickets to the park after hours when it's closed to the general public; and an opportunity to ride on the Goodyear Blimp!

In addition to the packages and experience gifts available on its site, IfOnly gives members the opportunity to customize their own experiences.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kansas City Royals Face AL-Best Houston Astros As Season Turns To July

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 4:56 PM

There’s been a lot of commotion about the American League All-Star voting in recent weeks, due to the fact that the Kansas City Royals, at one point, were slated to hold eight of the nine starting positions. The voting has finally evened out, though, and some of Kansas City’s hopeful All-Star starters have lost their grasp on leading the voting. Even so, the Royals are still one of the top teams in all of baseball and command the high-billing that they’ve been getting.

Heading into July, the Royals are in first place in the American League Central division, leading the Minnesota Twins by 5.5 games, while the Tigers are six games back (as of 6/30). They’re 15 games over .500 and have one of the most complete rosters from top to bottom, one that certainly shouldn’t be diminished by the All-Star voting process.

There’s no place to discount the Royals as the MLB calendar turns to July. With information provided by SeatSmart.com, below are the most and least expensive Kansas City Royals tickets on the secondary market for the month of July.

Most Expensive: 7/17/2015 | Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals | US Cellular Field | Average Price: $131.50 | Get-in Price: $5

The Royals have a great chance to add onto their division lead when they face the White Sox in their most expensive game of July. Royals fans who are interested in making this road trip also have a great chance at saving time and money on parking in Chicago by going through ParkWhiz.com, which has parking spots available starting at $20. The White Sox are in last place in the division and trail the Royals by 12.5 games, but it doesn’t look like they’ll get any closer in this particular series. Kansas City has won four of their six meetings this season.

7/24/2015 | Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros | Kauffman Stadium | Average Price: $96.47 | Get-in Price: $22

7/25/2015 | Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros | Kauffman Stadium | Average Price: $103.83 | Get-in Price: $22


Two of the most talented teams in baseball meet towards the end of the month at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals host the first-place Houston Astros, who have made it clear to the rest of the league that this year’s team isn’t a fluke. Eleven games over .500, this could be a preview of a possible playoff matchup down the line. It’s why Astros tickets have been a surprising draw, even when they’re playing away from Minute Maid Park.

Least Expensive: 7/6-9/2015 | Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays | Kauffman Stadium | Average Price: $39 (Four Games)

The four least expensive Royals tickets in July are each of the four games in their set against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays are exceeding all preseason expectations after losing some of their talented pitching staff and manager Joe Maddon, but none of that matters right now to a club that has been overachieving as much as any other team in the game. The Rays are tied for first in the AL East division with the Baltimore Orioles as July begins, but they also have the Blue Jays and Yankees closely behind on their tails.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sporting KC Tickets Against USL Expansion Team More Expensive Than MLS Game

Posted By on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Sporting Kansas City’s current unbeaten streak takes a long break, as their next matchup doesn’t take place until June 21 against Real Salt Lake. The club’s last loss was on April 18 to the Los Angeles Galaxy, and since then, the team had a draw against the Houston Dynamo, a win against Chicago Fire, a draw against DC United, a win against New England Revolution, a draw against Seattle Sounders FC, a win against FC Dallas and a win against Seattle again.

Before Sporting KC tries to increase their impressive streak to eight straight games, they have a 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup fourth-round matchup against USL expansion team St. Louis FC.

According to SeatSmart.com, tickets on the secondary market for Sporting KC are more expensive for the team’s Open Cup game compared to their regular season MLS contest. On June 16, the average ticket price against St. Louis FC is $47, with a get-in price of $18. Five days later, when Sporting KC returns to MLS action, the average ticket price is $31 with a get-in price of $12 at Rio Tinto Stadium. With Real Salt Lake being one of the worst teams, currently ranked ninth out of ten, it’s probable that any game, no matter the opponent, would have a higher average ticket price at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Missouri compared to Salt Lake City, Utah. The data gathered by SeatSmart certainly supports this sentiment.

The U.S. Open Cup has its largest field in the modern era (1995-present) with 89 teams. With 32 teams remaining, Sporting Kansas City is looking to capture its third trophy, which it hasn’t won since 2012. It’s the first competitive meeting between Sporting KC and any club from St. Louis in franchise history.

As touched on, when Sporting KC returns to its MLS regular season, the club shouldn’t have a problem competing with Real Salt Lake. In one less game played, Sporting KC has scored five more goals and has conceded three fewer. Sporting KC will have to win the games against the teams in the bottom of the conference to earn the No. 1 seed for the Western Conference playoffs.

Currently, Sporting KC is two points behind Seattle Sounders FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Sporting KC leads the MLS in goals scored up this point.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Prices For Royals vs. Cardinals Tickets For Weekend Series Averaging $124 On Resale Market

Posted By on Wed, May 20, 2015 at 3:51 PM

A battle of Missouri will take place this weekend in Major League Baseball. With both the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals in first place of their respective divisions, the two teams will square off for a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium. Between the local interest and the early season success for these two teams, Royals vs Cardinals tickets on the secondary market are well above Kansas City’s season average.

The overall average for the three games this weekend if currently $124.10, 58% above the Royals’ regular season average of $78.58. No series will be more expensive at Kauffman Stadium for the remainder of the season on the secondary market.

Friday night will see the first game of the series, which will also be the least expensive with an average price of $117.34 and a get-in price of $29. The pitching matchup for the game is scheduled to be Lance Lynn against Chris Young.

The second game of the series on Saturday night will be the most expensive of the three games. The current average price is $129.72 with a get-in price of $35. John Lackey will square off against Danny Duffy as the pitching matchup.

Kansas City will be celebrating the 1985 World Series team prior to Sunday afternoon’s series finale. Prices will be just below Saturday’s game with an average price of $124.90 and a get-in price of $26.

For fans visiting Kansas City, Hipmunk.com provides a detailed KC hotels guide with information on room pricing, discounts, and special deals.  For this weekend, Kansas City hotels on Hipmunk have rooms available for as low as $50.

It will be less than a month before these two teams meet in St. Louis for the final three games of their regular season series. The Cardinals will host the Royals at Busch Stadium from June 12-14. While all three games in St. Louis will average over $100, only one game will have a more expensive average than any of the games played in Kansas City, a Saturday afternoon game with an average price of $134.56.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Missouri Visits Georgia For Their Most Expensive Tickets On Secondary Market This Football Season

Posted By on Wed, May 13, 2015 at 2:45 PM

In their third season as a member of the Southeastern Conference, the Missouri Tigers captured their second SEC East title, the school’s second consecutive year doing so in its 14th season under head coach Gary Pinkel.

The Tigers finished 11-3 (7-1 SEC) after defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 33-17, in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. The Tigers lost in the SEC Championship game to Alabama, 42-13, to keep the team out of the top-10 rankings at the end of the season, finishing ranked No. 11 in the Coaches Poll and No. 14 in the AP Poll.

With the college football season right around the corner, it’s time to look at a few of the top games on the Missouri Tigers’ schedule, as the school looks to capture its third straight SEC East title.

The most expensive Missouri Tigers football tickets are for their October 17 matchup against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium with an average price of $242.68 and a get-in price of $97, according to TiqIQ.com. One of the Tigers’ three losses last season was at home to the Bulldogs by an ugly score of 34-0. Over 70,000 fans left disappointed on October 11 last season, but had the last laugh as Missouri finished one game better in the division to capture the regular season title.

The second most expensive ticket is for a home clash against the Florida Gators one week earlier. For entrance into Faurot Field, the average ticket price is $187.43 with a get-in price of $77 for the October 10 meeting. The Florida Gators are starting a new regime under new head coach Jim McElwain, former head coach of Colorado State. Florida is one of the few teams in the running for former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, so this matchup may not have all of its pieces yet.

Lastly, the third most expensive contest is against the improving Arkansas Razorbacks, who are looking to have their best season under third-year head coach Bret Bielema. The average ticket price is $159.41, with a get-in price of $64 to attend Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium to see the Tigers try and defend the heavy rushing attack installed by Bielema. The Tigers defeated the Razorbacks, 21-14, in their December 6 matchup last season that pushed Missouri into the SEC title game.

If Missouri Tigers fans can’t get to games on the road, DISH Network Sports is every SEC fan’s best resource. With the multi-sport pack starting at $13 per month, the Tigers are covered around the clock through the SEC Network so any Missouri fan can enjoy every second of the upcoming season from their home.

Maty Mauk returns to the quarterback position after starting all 14 games last season. Mauk threw for 25 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, and ran for two touchdowns. With four returning offensive linemen starters and a combination of three useful running backs, Missouri is predicted to have more of a run-oriented offense in 2015. The Tigers bring back zero returning starters at the wide receiver position, so it’s crucial for Mauk to develop some rapport with his skilled position players during the Spring and Summer sessions.

The defensive side will have to replace Shane Ray, who was taken in the first round of the NFL Draft, and linebackers Kentrell Brothers and Michael Scherer. Missouri was ranked No. 23 at the end of the 2014 season in total defense with 346.6 yards per game so this will be crucial.

In any case, it’s been a successful transition into the SEC thus far for the Tigers, and with Pinkel and Mauk together again this season, there’s no reason for expectations to change.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The World Series Of Barbecue Is Coming To Arrowhead

Posted By on Wed, May 6, 2015 at 10:41 AM

It was announced on Tuesday that the World Series of Barbecue will be coming to Arrowhead Stadium. The event usually held at the West Bottoms will move to the Arrowhead Stadium area this year because the demand has gotten too big to fit in such a small space. This year’s event will be held from October 1-4.

For the past 36 years the event had been held in the parking lot of Kemper Arena, but will now be able to grow in the areas surrounding the stadium. While no events will take on the field, there may be some things during the four days that will take place inside the stadium. There is a multi-year deal to bring the World Series of Barbecue to the Arrowhead area.

The usual occupant of that space, the Kansas City Chiefs, will be away that weekend as they face the Cincinnati Bengals during Week 4. They will overtake Arrowhead when they return home the following weekend to face the Chicago Bears. For Kansas City fans wanting to hang around for that game, Chiefs tickets on TiqIQ are available for just $43 against the Bears.

Fans looking to travel to this BBQ extravaganza may find Hipmunk.com helpful for their planning. Hipmunk has flights to Kansas City and hotels in Kansas City starting at $49, allowing participants from all over the country to partake in the festivities.


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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Match-Up With Dodgers Highlights Cardinals Top Priced Tickets In May

Posted By on Tue, May 5, 2015 at 2:26 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals currently sit atop the National League Central, but will have to play on without their ace, Adam Wainwright. Wainwright tore his left Achilles tendon last week and will miss the rest of the season. It’s a devastating blow for a team that has World Series aspirations. St. Louis does have a very deep and talented roster that will still has playoff aspirations. Michael Wacha is 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA while Carlos Martinez is 3-0 with a 3.64 ERA. St. Louis boasts one of the deepest lineups in baseball and that line-up is producing at a high rate. Matt Carpenter leads the team in doubles (14), hits (35), home runs (4) and slugging percentage (.624) while Matt Holliday has a robust .462 on-base percentage. May marks St. Louis’s first full month without Wainwright in fold.

The average secondary market ticket price for St. Louis Cardinals tickets on TiqIQ at Busch Stadium for May games is currently $76.67. The most expensive ticket prices feature match-ups against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 29th, May 30th, and May 31st and matchups against Detroit on May 15th and May 16th. Average and get-in ticket prices are presented below:

  • May 30 (vs. LA Dodgers): Average: $135.63; Get-In: $26;
  • May 29 (vs. LA Dodgers): Average: $106.20; Get-In: $20;
  • May 16 (vs. Detroit): Average: $98.92; Get-In: $20;
  • May 31 (vs. LA Dodgers): Average: $96.82; Get-In: $13
  • May 15 (vs. Detroit): Average: $82.87; Get-In: $17

For fans looking to make a visit to St. Louis and see the Cardinals in action for one of the five above games, the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark on Hipmunk.com has rates for as little as $98 per night.

St. Louis embarrassed Los Angeles during the National League Divisional Series matchup last season. St. Louis punished both Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke after impressive regular season performances. St. Louis defeated Detroit in the 2006 World Series, so expect an emotional battle between these two teams. Without Wainwright in fold, St. Louis will need its younger players to step-up and compete against two of the better teams in baseball.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

After Missing Playoffs, Chiefs Poised For Return, Drawing Notable Ticket Sales

Posted By on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 3:50 PM

After being one of the surprise teams in the NFL in 2013, en route to an unexpected playoff berth, the Kansas City Chiefs regressed a bit, missing out on the postseason despite a 9-7 record. Even so, fans and analysts alike believe KC has enough talent assembled on their roster to make another postseason push, and this time with a different outcome that would result in their first playoff victory since 1993.

Without question, the main reason for the Chiefs’ lack of success this past season had more to do with their wide receiver corps than anything else. In fact, the 2014 Chiefs were the first team since 1964 to have none of their wide receivers score a touchdown! Furthermore, other than running backs Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis, they really had no one with any big-play potential, limiting what they could do as a unit.

Well, the Chiefs may have addressed all of that with just one free agent signing, as they managed to nab former Philadelphia Eagle Jeremy Maclin, who is coming off a fantastic season. Maclin, one of the fastest players at his position, produced career-highs in receptions (85), yards (1,318), touchdowns (10), and 100-yard games (4) a year ago, and he provides the club with its first deep-field threat in several years. His presence should absolutely open up the field more for veteran quarterback Alex Smith, a luxury he has never had throughout his tenure in KC.

Kansas City didn’t really make any changes to their defense, other than adding safety Tyvon Branch, as they finished second in the NFL last year in fewest points allowed with 17.6 per game. Furthermore, they also yielded the second fewest pass yards per game, 203.3, thanks in large part to a tremendous pass rush led by budding star Justin Houston, who’s 22 sacks led the league in 2014.

The addition of Maclin single-handedly has Chiefs fans excited for the upcoming campaign. Not only is he from Missouri, where he also played his college ball, but he’s one of those select big-time players that can play a monumental role in completely changing the outlook of an offense. In turn, Kansas City faithful cannot wait to see the impact he has. According to SeatSmart, here are the most expensive and least expensive Chiefs tickets for the season on tap:

Most Expensive: 11/15/2015 | Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs | Sports Authority Field At Mile High | Average Price: $356.76 | Get-in Price: $110

When the Chiefs made the playoffs in 2013 with an 11-5 record, they did so as a wild card team, which is unusual for a team with that type of record. That’s because the Denver Broncos were even better that year, winning the AFC West on the way to a berth in the Super Bowl, which still has Chiefs faithful wondering what would have been the case had they received that bye from winning the division. Kansas City would love to finally serve up some revenge after losing both meetings with the Broncos last year, and this would be the perfect year to do it, in what might be the final one in the brilliant career of legendary Denver quarterback Peyton Manning. With those rumors abound, fans are definitely itching for every Broncos game in 2015, in what could truly be the end of an era. Aside from that, this might also be a key division battle with potential ramifications for first place. Either way, it should be the usual exciting Broncos-Chiefs affair, thus creating the high ticket prices.

Least Expensive: 10/18/2015 | Minnesota Vikings vs Kansas City Chiefs | TCF Bank Stadium | Average Price: $164.55 | Get-in Price: $41

In this early-season inter-conference game, the Chiefs find themselves matched up against another franchise coming off a down season, that being the Minnesota Vikings. At the same time, though, it was also an encouraging campaign for the Vikings, who somewhat exceeded expectations with a 7-9 record and found out some important things about their future. The main takeaway from their 2015 season was the growth of rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who looked pretty good in his first year, completing 259-of-402 passes (64.4%) for 2,919 passing yards. While he could only muster a 14/12 TD/INT ratio in his 13 games, Bridgewater also displayed impressive scrambling ability, running for 209 yards on 47 carries, including one rushing touchdown. In fact, he’s a main reason why Vikings tickets are going to be pursued more than in recent years. This game could be used as a springboard early on for two teams that will certainly need it to get back into the postseason.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kansas City Royals Face Trout, Angels During Their First Road Series Starting Friday, With Tickets Over $125

Posted By on Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 3:54 PM

The Kansas City Royals had a frightening moment during their Opening Day victory, when Yordano Ventura went to the ground holding his right hand in the seventh inning. Luckily, it was only a thumb cramp, as the appendage locked up on Ventura days after he agreed to a five-year, $23 million contract.

But all is well for the Royals, who went on to win 10-1 against the Chicago White Sox. Alex Rios, who was making his Kansas City debut, hit a three-run homer during the team’s five-run seventh inning that sealed the deal. The table setters were an important piece to the victory, as the Royals first two batters, Alcides Escobar and Mike Moustakes, were a combined 4 for 7 with two walks and scored five runs. The Royals won their season opener for the first time in seven years.

After having Tuesday off, Kansas City will throw out Danny Duffy against Jose Quintana on Wednesday, followed by newly acquired Edinson Volquez against John Danks on Thursday night. This will take the Royals into the weekend, where they begin their first road series against the 2014 AL West division champion Los Angeles Angels.

The Royals take on the Angels on April 10th, 11th and 12th. It’s a good excuse to head out to sunny Anaheim, where Hipmunk.com can get you to the game with flights to and from Anaheim through various carriers. Whether you want to enjoy California before or after your Royals game, you can reserve hotels in Anaheim through Hipmunk and kick off the baseball season right.

Tickets to the Royals on April 10th against the Angels will be the highest priced ticket of the weekend, as it is the Angels home opener. The average price is $127.90 with a walk-in price of $36. The other two games are more affordable, averaging $50.13 and $45 with walk-in prices of $14 and $9 respectively.

It’ll be the first series between the Angels and the Royals since the 2014 playoffs, where the Royals swept the team with the best record in baseball. The 3-0 AL Division series victory kick started the Royals improbable World Series run, where they fell just short to the San Francisco Giants. 

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