Ticketscore.com revolutionized the ticketing industry by allowing average sports fans the chance to purchase ticket futures for blockbuster championship events at a fraction of the cost. Founded in 2009 by Andrew Aschettino and Charles Piccoli, Ticketscore.com was launched in 2011 and has since created “a fun and inexpensive method for the everyday fan to purchase tickets to championship sporting events.”
The concept is unique, straightforward, and very user-friendly. Fans go online to ticketscore.com and pick a team and the championship game that they want to see that team play in. Ticketscore allows the fan to make small weekly payments, with the cost depending on the particular team, and if the team makes it to the big game, the buyer gets the ticket at no additional cost. This system gives customers the option to “control their risk and cost by offering a low weekly buy-in price and the ability to opt-out at any time,” so if the team is not performing well then fans can choose to simply stop paying.
According to Charles Piccoli, cofounder of the company, Ticketscore’s patent request for its unique system and a range of other future features was filed in April 2011. The founders expect to receive final approval from the United States Patent and Trademark Office within less than a year.
Piccoli recognizes that sports fans have a “wide variety of options at their disposal to find the tickets that best meet their needs,” and Ticketscore reaches out to the market, helping typical fans obtain tickets to premier events that are generally priced in the thousands of dollars. According to Piccoli, high prices makes these events a “pricy proposition” that may be extremely difficult for middle-class sports fans. Piccoli and Aschettino founded the company to provide an “affordable and low-risk option,” and many fans are taking advantage of the opportunity that Ticketscore presents.
Several testimonials are listed on the company’s official website attesting to Ticketscore’s incredible concept. Last year was very successful for the company, as well as for the many winners who bought in to the various options made available. One winning customer, Paul G., received six tickets to the NFC Championship Game, while another, Stephen J., won eight tickets to the BCS Championship. Both of these individuals told Ticketscore that they did not attend the game, opting to instead sell the tickets for what was undoubtedly a huge profit.
In addition to the general system that they have established, the company also plans to unveil a slew of other features in the coming months. According to Piccoli, Ticketscore is planning a minor redesign of their website to ensure effective communication in regards to deadlines and billing start dates. They plan to soon include travel options for an additional weekly fee, with fans receiving an airline or hotel voucher if their teams make it all the way to the big game. Ticketscore is also anticipating the opening of a secondary market, possibly in 2014, that allows customers to trade their ticket rights after the buy-in deadline for a particular sport.
The deadline to buy-in for this year’s NFL season was initially September 5, but Ticketscore has recently decided to postpone the date to today, September 6. For those interested, visit ticketscore.com and get in on the action for a chance to receive tickets to any premier event of your choice, with tickets up to 90% off of their market value.