Good afternoon, The Fightins readers. Meech.one here.
After months of planning, we are pleased to announce that The Fightins has teamed up with the coolest damn ticket re-seller in the known universe, TiqIQ, to create The Fightins Tickets.
What is The Fightins Tickets, you ask? Allow me to explain…
The Fightins Tickets is basically Kayak for Phillies tickets. Instead of heading straight to StubHub, or whatever you usual ticket-buying outlet is, you can now skip them and come straight to The Fightins where you will find the finest, cheapest Phillies tickets available aggregated using all the various secondary ticket markets.
We’re still not *technically* ready for launch (that should happen sometime early next week), but I figured I’d give you guys the heads up now so you’re not completely in the dark when it does. Also, after the jump you can find out how to grab tickets for this weekend’s series if you’re so inclined. Did I mention that myself and Zoo With Roy will be there tomorrow partying it up in the parking lot prior to the game? Cause we are.
I also wanted to say that over the course of the two years that The Fightins has been the ultimate cot damn Phillies blog on the internet, we’ve received countless offers from various business (both credible and bullshit) to “join forces” or advertise on this site. And believe it or not, I actually care a lot about this site and wasn’t eager to jump at the first chance there was to make a quick buck and ugly up the site with ads. Our partnership with TiqIQ, however, is completely different. They have a vision to turn the secondary ticket buying market on it’s fucking head, and we wanted to be on board with that.
But for now, we’re just trying to get up and running and spread the word. If you don’t mind, we’d really appreciate your help in doing so.
Here’s what it’ll look like when you go to buy your ticket:
* Aggregated Listings: TiqIQ track tickets from major sellers including Stubhub, TicketsNow, eBay and TicketNetwork.
* TiqZone Categorization: TiqIQ breaks each stadium up into TiqZones, which are groupings of sections that we’ve determined are comparable in value.
* TiqIQ Statistics: TiqIQ provides ticket-level buying intelligence through the IQ rating and TiqIQ Statistics.
* Event Details: TiqIQ gives you time and location information on the event.
If you have any questions and/or suggestions (ENCOURAGED), feel free to leave them in the comments or send an e-mail to email@example.com. Again, we’re really excited about this and hope you, the reader, are as well.
After the jump is a test-post of sorts that will be put on the site by the TiqIQ team a couple times a week. It’ll be where they take advantage of the killer ticket graphing software that they have available to them, telling you where the good buys are, what the average ticket price is, etc. At the very bottom, you’ll be able to go and check out our ticket-buying page. Please enjoy.
The G20 is one of those global-conspiracy organizations that we’ve never fully understood. Other than the fact that they like to shoot rubber bullets and water-cannons at their protesters, we’re basically in the dark.
Given our general curiosity, and the G-20s generosity in moving this weekend’s Phils/Jays series from Toronto to Philly, we decided to do a little investigative journalism to better understand who exactly we have to thank, and also use the opportunity to introduce Fightins Tickets. Here’s what we found:
“G-20 is the premier forum for international economic development that promotes open and constructive discussion between industrial and emerging-market countries on key issues related to global economic stability.”
We also found a picture of an early protester who was apparently angry at being denied his 4 hot dogs and 5 beers at the game. In Philly, we’d just tase this guy and be done with it. As you ponder about how much fun that would be to witness live, here are some other things to consider about this weekends’ series:
A: No. These are full-on Blue Jay home games: Phils in road gray, Jays bat last and a DH used by both teams (Paging Mr. Stairs, Mr. Matt Stairs).
Q: Will there be a southward migration of refugee Blue Jays fans who, having just emerged from their winter hibernation, go to the ballpark, find out the game has been moved, and proceed to drive 530 miles to Philly?
A: Tough one to call, and we’re predicting only a slightly-higher than average number of Jays hats for the series, which, in case you’re wondering is .00229%, or 1/43,367. Despite the circumstances, its a rare sighting, so if you see one, or anything else interesting for that matter, send pictures.
Q: What’s the impact of this international incident on ticket prices for the series?
A: Prices for the series are below the season average for each game, and there are some good deals to be had each night.
Even though Fightins Tickets doesn’t officially launch until next week, we’re such big fans of Meech and Co, that we wanted to give you a sneak peek. Just promise to be gentle and please send any comments, questions, or feedback on TiqIQ to firstname.lastname@example.org. We really appreciate it!
We’ve also noted below a few tickets below that aren’t showing up correctly. Other than those, buy away!
Game 1, Tonight, 7:05:
Tickets to see Roy v. Jays, All TiqZones
(Ignore the $1 or $2 tickets in section 107 and the $5 ticket in 310.)
Game 2, Saturday, 4:05:
Tickets for all TiqZones
(Ignore the $1 eBay ticket in section 107 and the $23 eBay ticket in section 421)
Game 3, Sunday, 1:35:
Tickets for all TiqZones
(Ignore the $1 eBay ticket in section 107)
- 700 Level
- Crashburn Alley
- High Cheese
- House That Glanville Built
- Philadelphia Will Do
- Philled In
- Philly Gameday
- Philly Gossip
- Phoul Ballz
- The Good Phight
- The Insider
- The Zo Zone
- Where's Weems?
- Who Does He Play For?
- Zoo With Roy