Sports June 18, 2009
By Brian Kebel
At 10am Tuesday, June 16, the Philadelphia Eagles began selling tickets for regular-season home games, and by 10:15am, they were completely sold out. But no need to fret, as there are several ways to obtain tickets at reasonable prices on the secondary market.
One of the hottest tickets this year will be the November 1 game between the Eagles and their divisional rival, the New York Giants, at Lincoln Financial Field. StubHub is currently selling Standing Room Only tickets, ranging between $109 and $125. They also have Upper Level Sideline seats available for $128, and Upper Level End Zone tickets for $137. Lower Level seats are even steeper, but are listed at a good price compared to other secondary ticket outlets. Lower Level End Zone tickets start at $234, while Lower Level Sideline tickets start at $255.
TicketNews’s parent company TicketNetwork and sister Web site TicketLiquidator are also offering good deals for the Eagles-Giants game. Both are currently selling Standing Room Only tickets for $105. They also have Upper Level End Zone tickets and Upper Level Sideline tickets starting at $123 and $131, respectively. Lower Level tickets are also available, with Lower Level End Zone seats starting at $219, and Lower Level Sideline seats starting at $241.
Although these prices are above face value, they will fluctuate over the course of the season depending on the stature of the game. For example, when the Eagles are playing teams within their division, like the Giants, Dallas Cowboys, or Washington Redskins, ticket prices will be higher because the opponents are better, and the games have a higher potential of being closer and more exciting.
Another option for ticket seekers will open later this summer when the Eagles’ official TicketExchange goes live. Through this program, season-ticket holders can sell their unwanted tickets. According to the team’s official website, TicketExchange will begin on approximately July 20.