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Fate
04-19-2011, 08:57 PM
I plan on making my first trip to Heinz field on Dec. 24th with a buddy who is a Rams fan for the game. We had a few questions I figured you all could help us with.

1. Are tickets on sale officially? If not, when will they be? I clicked the link at the top of this forum but none are listed and they look like resales. Resold tickets are insanely priced and we're looking to buy tickets straight. Which site officially sells tickets to Heinz field?

2. What happens if there is a lockout? Do we get refunded? Are we taking a chance buying these tickets or is there some type of guarantee?

We have travel down so that won't be a problem. A train from Philly to Pitt. is around $30 and a nice ride from what I hear. I'll look into hotels / attractions in the future after we get these first 2 questions figured out. Thanks

steelerchad
04-19-2011, 09:47 PM
You're chances of getting tickets for face value are slim. Most seats are PSL season tickets. The few that are sold on a single game basis will go in a matter of seconds when they go on sale. The only seats that go on sale to the public are a few upper endzone bleacher seats. If you want good seats, you have to go the secondary market route.

Fate
04-19-2011, 09:54 PM
Man, that is bad news. Resale value is like $300+ most of the time. Do you know when they go on sale?

steelax04
04-19-2011, 10:16 PM
The past two games I've been to... low $200s for the lower section. StubHub is usually where I go.

steelerchad
04-20-2011, 09:45 AM
Man, that is bad news. Resale value is like $300+ most of the time. Do you know when they go on sale?

Yeah. They usually go on sale in late June. With the pending lockout, that may change a little. If there is no game, they can't legally keep your money so don't fear that. The good news is, a Christmas Eve game against the Rams will not be a big draw compared to the others on the schedule. In fact, in looking at the games, it is likely 8th out of 8 home games in marketability. So, if you are unable to secure face value tickets through the onsale in June, I think you will be able to get them for a reasonable price later in the season. Probably $125/ticket for upper cheap seats and $200/ticket for lowers.

Many will not be willing to travel on Christmas Eve. I live almost 6 hours away and have a family, so that game will likely be out for me. Many other season ticket holders come from a few hours away and will have plans with family. I think you'll see a lot of tickets for sale for this game, which will keep the prices reasonable.
Unless of course the Rams are 12-2 and the Steelers are 13-1 at that time, then you'll pay through the nose as always.

Tx777
04-21-2011, 05:17 PM
If you head over to nflticketexchange or stubhub you will notice you can buy tickets to be mailed out later. Stubhub guarantees the tickets in case the game doesnt take place cause of the lock out.

Im debating on buying tickets now thinking that the prices might be set lower cause of the chance of the lockout effecting the game.
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Or waiting till a few weeks before the game im going to when prices usually drop a bit due to over saturation

any thoughts

Tx777
05-09-2011, 11:46 AM
bump

steelerchad
05-09-2011, 02:17 PM
If you head over to nflticketexchange or stubhub you will notice you can buy tickets to be mailed out later. Stubhub guarantees the tickets in case the game doesnt take place cause of the lock out.

Im debating on buying tickets now thinking that the prices might be set lower cause of the chance of the lockout effecting the game.
.
Or waiting till a few weeks before the game im going to when prices usually drop a bit due to over saturation

any thoughts


Depends on which game you pick. If your not patient enough to wait inside of a few weeks, now is the better time to get them. If you can stick it out to the week of the game you will likely get a decent deal. I wouldn't mess with the Pats or Ravens games as these could be one of those games where you can't even get into the upper bleachers for under $200/ticket. A lot of it depends on our start. If we are better than .500 after 5 or 6 games, then tickets will go up for mid and late season games.

Tx777
05-09-2011, 03:01 PM
I bit the bullet today and bought tickets for the Texans v Steelers in Houston. I know there is a huge Steelers following in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas so im sure there gonna be a lot of road trippers like myself. Im in upper deck first row in the end zone paid 108 before tax and service charge

55BaileyFan
05-11-2011, 07:33 PM
I drop around 300 for individual games. Best bet is to search for away games...they are ALWAYS cheaper.

55BaileyFan
05-11-2011, 07:35 PM
I bit the bullet today and bought tickets for the Texans v Steelers in Houston. I know there is a huge Steelers following in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas so im sure there gonna be a lot of road trippers like myself. Im in upper deck first row in the end zone paid 108 before tax and service charge

That isn't bad for where you are.

thumper
05-13-2011, 02:24 PM
You're chances of getting tickets for face value are slim. Most seats are PSL season tickets. The few that are sold on a single game basis will go in a matter of seconds when they go on sale. The only seats that go on sale to the public are a few upper endzone bleacher seats. If you want good seats, you have to go the secondary market route.

The whole scarcity of tickets thing is so exaggerated. It's quite simple.
Show up and work the scalpers. The most I ever paid was $70, I usually
can get tickets near face value and sometimes below face value (not
usually). But week 1, nice weather, you are going to pay more. But there
are scalpers everywhere. Do NOT buy tickets far away from the stadium,
as you are driving in. Those tickets are way more, and sold b/c ppl are
afraid they might not get tickets so they panic and buy them further
away for much more $. Walk right up to the stadium for better prices.
Don't be afraid to walk away from the first guys you talk to. They will
lower their prices.

thumper
05-13-2011, 02:25 PM
The past two games I've been to... low $200s for the lower section. StubHub is usually where I go.

You would have paid half that if you just bought from scalpers.

thumper
05-13-2011, 02:26 PM
If you head over to nflticketexchange or stubhub you will notice you can buy tickets to be mailed out later. Stubhub guarantees the tickets in case the game doesnt take place cause of the lock out.

Im debating on buying tickets now thinking that the prices might be set lower cause of the chance of the lockout effecting the game.
.
Or waiting till a few weeks before the game im going to when prices usually drop a bit due to over saturation

any thoughts

Buy them from scalpers at the stadium. If there is a lock out, you
obviously won't go. No risk. Far cheaper than other sources.

steelerchad
05-13-2011, 09:40 PM
The scalping thing doesn't always work. I agree it would in most cases, but there are 3 or so games a year where it probably won't. A lot of factors go into it. Weather, opponent, record at that point of the season. Just curious, were the seats you bought good seats or high up. Lower sidelines are tough to get from scalpers at good prices.

jwmann2
05-14-2011, 12:57 AM
$200 for lower level seats to a game? Good Lord. Why can't you all sell out PNC Park like that and drive their demand up? lol. Just kidding. :tt04: