Do you feel like you are getting ripped off when buying tickets? We used to feel the same way, and that is why SeatGeek was created. So spend a few minutes reading this post (and the linked content) and it will save you both time and money with your future ticket purchases (even when they are not with us). We will start with the basics of using SeatGeek and then deliver some more advanced suggestions so you can buy tickets with confidence.

The Basics:

  • Find us at SeatGeek.com
  • Search for tickets using our search box (by team, artist, venue, or city)


  • Find tickets (here I searched for Yankees tickets)
  • Scroll to find a date and match-up that fits your needs

find tickets on SeatGeek

  • Sign-in to view forecasts
  • Buy now or wait to buy depending on forecasted prices and our corresponding recommendation

ticket price forecasts

Advanced Features:

  • Sort by best deals
  • You can sort by percent of face value to find the best value tickets

sort ticket prices by best deal

  • Sort by price low to high
  • If you are on a tight budget, this will give you the lowest possible prices by aggregating tickets from all major secondary ticket sites

sort ticket prices by lowest price

  • Use interactive seat maps
  • “The idea is simple: aggregate all of the tickets for events and visualize their value on the stadium’s seating chart” to quote Andrew Mager in his ZDNet SeatGeek post

interactive seat maps

  • View historical price graphs – located on the bottom right of the event’s page
  • Fulfill your curiosity by tracking the % of face value trends over time – if that is not enough check out our Blog which features tons of ticket data

historical average ticket price graph


  • Use ticket search and email alerts
  • If you are a regular reader of our blog you know not to go to a single marketplace – use ticket search engines and supplement this with email alerts to find the best deals

ticket price email alerts

  • Use our forecasts so you know when to buy
  • Check out our homepage and sign-up for our newsletter to learn about the hottest deals in your area

great time to buy on SeatGeek

Don’t forget that a basic knowledge of the primary ticket market and secondary ticket market (as discussed previously in this blog) will improve your overall buying experience.

So now you know the ins-and-outs of buying tickets on SeatGeek. Note, that if you already own season tickets we have a great tool to help you manage your ticket portfolio (but that discussion is for another day).

Still have questions? Comment below or email me at chad[at]seatgeek.com.