Seamless One-Click Sports Packages

25 07 2017

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In this day and age, all of our tasks have become integrated and seamless through revolutionary applications to make our lives easier. When we travel we only have to visit one website to book all of the factors included in our trip: flights, hotel, and transportation. So, why hasn’t this ingenious practicality been invented for sports?! WELL, IT HAS NOW. The ‘Expedia’ for Sports Packages is now available on our brand-new Golden Sports website! Sports tours have evolved into an industry of its own, and we are excited to provide an integrated and seamless service to better the industry.

We’re proudly setting a new standard in premium sports tours! No longer will you have to shop ’til you drop because we just launched our brand new website, featuring our ONE-CLICK SPORTS PACKAGES, making the task of shopping for sports packages far less tedious for you!

It’s always a Win-Win With Us

Customize your package to fit your needs or pick out of the Gold, Silver, or Bronze editions we build for you based on your personal preferences and budget.

  • Flights
    Price is computed using only the most efficient itineraries that will fit well with your package choice.
  • Hotel
    We have an option for everybody! On a budget, closest to the event, most popular, or the ‘treat yourself with luxury’ choice.
  • Event Tickets
    Whether it’s the big game or a once-in-a-lifetime event, we know how to get the best tickets available! It’s kind of what we’re reputable for.
  • Transportation
    Cabs are so 2015… we’ll pick you up and get you between your hotel and the airport.

Currently Live Now For One-Click Sports Packages

  • NFL
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • Boxing
  • Golf
  • & select major events
  • all other sports will be coming very, very soon.

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What You Didn’t Know, But Need To Know, About NFL and Super Bowl Tickets

20 01 2017


If you have been watching the NFL at all this year (a lot fewer people are), then you might have seen the advertising campaign of the NFL Ticket Exchange which shows NFL coaches pretending to sell tickets as if they were the ticket hustlers you see outside of venues at most events. Their pitch is that if you buy from the NFL Ticket Exchange, you are guaranteed to get into the game.  This implies that all other sources should be discarded as unreliable and untrustworthy, thus discouraging their fans to buy and secure their tickets from ticketing professionals.

I’m here to say that is simply not true; it’s slanderous to the industry!

Golden Tickets has been selling tickets on the secondary market for the past 28 years and has earned a reputation of honesty, integrity, reliability and accountability. We stand behind all of the tickets we sell, whether it be for an NFL game or a U2 concert. Although my views may be mistaken for a plug, it’s just a black and white example of the better options out there for the fans who deserve a better ticketing source.

One thing that the public might want to know is that the majority of the tickets listed on the NFL Exchange are not actually from fans as the NFL claims they are; they’re actually from other brokers, like myself, who list our NFL tickets on their exchange.  Our tickets, which we list on their exchange can also just be purchased from our secure website,, without the mark-up of the NFL Ticket Exchange…just a friendly piece of advice.

So, what else is the NFL not telling you?  Just look at their NFL On Location offer for the Super Bowl! This should tell you all you need to know about the “deal” you get with purchasing from them directly. They’re not looking out for the fans’ best interest. I know. Bear with me, it may feel too hard to continue reading when you feel emotionally unstable from this disheartening reality I’m putting down, but you’re going to want to finish reading.

For those of you who have seen the scroll bar cruising across the bottom of your screen during football games with the web address to the NFL On Location as a source for Super Bowl tickets, please don’t be fooled.  Take a closer look at their prices and what you get for the honor of buying directly from them.  For example, they are selling club level corner Super Bowl tickets with a pre-game tailgate party for $8000 per person…WTF!  Are you kidding me?  Who came up with this random price? It’s anyone’s guess, but the true market at the publishing time of this blog is $4500 per ticket and $400 for our tailgate party. That is a $3100 difference per person.  What is the incentive to buy from them?  They claim that they are the official source, they can be trusted, and you’re guaranteed to get what you order.  Guess what? So do we……. at a much lesser price!

As we enter into the NFC/AFC Championship weekend with all this talk about who’s going to the Super Bowl going on between friends, family and co-workers at the water cooler, Golden Tickets wants to assure you that we can be trusted to take care of all of your Super Bowl needs from tickets, to hotels, to parties and tailgating. Our prices will fluctuate next week depending on which two teams wind up winning this weekend and are fluid based on supply and demand.  It will be interesting to see whether or not the NFL On Location will follow our lead or just stick with their unfair prices no matter how far off they are from the true secondary market.

One last, but probably most important, food for thought for my readers: they claim that because you’re buying from the “official source” you are guaranteed to get the seats you paid for, but you might want to speak to some of the fans from Green Bay and Pittsburgh that were cheated by NFL in 2011 for Super Bowl XLV. The Super Bowl was then held in Dallas and thousands of temporary seats were not able to be used, thus leaving thousands of fans who traveled to the big game to watch on a screen. Those unfortunate fans bought tickets through the NFL, the official source of the Super Bowl, and found out the hard way they placed their trust and money in the wrong hands.

Being in this business for almost three decades is the result of my passion and knowledge of the sports world and all of its components, primarily the ticketing market and the fans that makes our world go round. As the owner of Golden Tickets, I affirm our company delivers the honest and reliable treatment fans deserve. Golden Tickets isn’t the official source of the NFL, but we are a trusted source, and have been since 1988… we live up to our name!

If you are just as baffled as I am at the NFL Ticket Exchange and NFL On Location, comment below and let’s rant together! If you have any questions, I would be more than happy to answer them. Aside from that, see you in Houston!

Dallas Cowboy PSL and Ticket prices

4 09 2009

I’m not really sure why there hasn’t been more chatter about the exorbitant prices that Jerry Jones is charging for both the PSL’s and tickets but I am going to examine both in this blog.

Let’s first look at the PSL’s.  The Cowboy’s wanted me to “invest” $16,000 per PSL for tickets I used to own at Texas Stadium.  So let’s do the quick math here…I owned 6 tickets together that used to be on the 30ydline.  Now I was being offered 6 tickets together on the 20 ydline at a PSL price of $16,000.  6x$16,000=$96,000.  I repeat $96,000!  This will give me the opportunity each year to pay $340.00 more per ticket to go watch the Cowboy’s play…oh boy!  Now, I don’t know about you but I used to think that the word “investment” meant that there would  be a return on the money I was investing.  Jerry’s way is that it’s only giving me the opportunity to spend more money for his investment!  If anyone were smart enough to do the math prior to purchasing the PSL’s, they would have realized that by earning  5% on $96,000, they would have made $4800. With that $4800 they could have taken that money and picked the games they really wanted to go to, buy the best tickets there and not be obligated to the Cowboys to pay $340 per game for the whole season. In addition, they wouldn’t be obligated to pay $340 per ticket for preseason games.  Can you imagine owning 6 tickets for preseason games…that’s a cost of $2040 per game….ouch! In case you didn’t know this tidbit, there are PSL’s for $35,000 and $50,000….do the math on that investment!

Let’s talk a little about the face value on the club seats which are $340.  When I had my initial meeting with my used car salesman…I mean sales representative, I asked how the Cowboy’s had determined their pricing and he replied “you guys get it, so why shouldn’t we?.”  The Cowboy’s automatically assumed because they saw tickets being listed on the internet that all of the tickets were actually being sold for those prices.  I replied, that we would be lucky to get that price for one or two games a year, depending on the schedule and how well the Cowboy’s were playing at the time.  The Cowboy’s were so worried that they were leaving money on the table that they thought that all fans would want to pay $340 to go to a game because brokers were getting it.  I had to explain to my representative that the people who are buying tickets on the secondary market are paying that price because they’re only going to select games and they can afford to buy one or two games at those prices.  More importantly, the tickets that are being sold on the secondary market are only a fraction of what the primary seller originally sold.  What does this mean?  More math…sorry!  If the Cowboys sell 70,000 tickets for a game and out of these tickets 5% reach the secondary market, we are only talking about 3500 tickets.  These tickets are what owners seemed to be so concerned about!  So instead of making sure that games stay affordable for the fans that are willing to buy season tickets, they decide to alienate all the fans with these ridiculous face values and that’s in addition to the already crazy PSL prices! 

Once again common sense seems to tell me, if the Cowboy’s are going to charge you an incredible amount of money for the PSL’s, wouldn’t it be in their best interest to sell the season tickets at a reasonable price?

I guess Jerry wants to have his cake and eat it too!

One last note, I was at the Cowboy preseason game the other night and sat in section 335 row 13 (this is a$50,000 PSL) which I bought for $40 a ticket out in front of the stadium and I will tell you that it’s like sitting in the upper deck of most other stadiums….it’s way up there!  We wound up watching the majority of the game on the Texas sized Jerrytron that actually becomes quite distracting after a while.  I guess I’ll be watching the rest of the season on my big screen HDTV at home….the beer is a lot cheaper!

NFL Blackouts

3 09 2009

NFL Blackout Games is the first topic I would like to address. The NFL Blackout Games USA Today story, Blackout blues? NFL ticket sales slumping in some cities, that came out the other day about the NFL teams that potentially and most likely will be suffering from a case of the “black out” blues.

My question is, why do they even need NFL blackouts?  Doesn’t each team share in the TV revenue?  To the best of my knowledge even if not one NFL ticket was sold to a game that the owners would still be way ahead.

Let’s look at all of those who are hurt when the games are not broadcast.  First and foremost are the fans.  When you blackout a NFL game you, alienate the whole fan base.  Even if they paid for the NFL DirecTV package they still will not be able to watch their team….does that makes any sense?

Secondly, don’t all of the sponsor’s who run advertisements on these broadcasts get hurt?  Seems to me, if I was a sponsor and was paying large sums of money for my advertisements to be broadcast during the NFL game, I probably would be a bit pissed off!

Then you have all of the local restaurants and sports bars that have weekly football parties.  All that revenue can now be flushed down the toilet!

Let’s address some of the reasons these games are not sold out. First, with the current market conditions there are a lot more fans who cannot afford to spend this disposable income on going to a game….does that mean that they should be penalized for that? Then, maybe the product they’re paying to see is just not worth what the teams are asking for. We live in the world of supply and demand and if the team can’t sell them maybe they should take a cue from ticket brokers and Lower the Price!  If every team would hire a ticket broker to consult them on selling tickets, I guarantee that the stands would be filled!

Here is a possible solution and compromise to the current problem.  Teams should only have to sell 75% of the tickets before a game would be considered sold out and therefore would not be subject to the NFL black out rule.  This will allow teams with a market not as strong as others, to  fill the stands within reason and avoid the dreaded blackout.

Food for thought, why is it that 81 baseball games can be broadcast with probably an average attendance of 50% full (I’m being generous) and we cannot get 8  NFL games in our local market to be broadcast without a sellout.  Who negotiated that contract anyway?  Can you say moron!

Ram Silverman

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