TAMPA, Fla. – Hockey fans attempting to catch a game at Amalie Arena in Tampa may have trouble ordering tickets due to a policy on Ticketmaster’s website that only allows purchases from credit card holders who reside in the state of Florida. But a national ticket sales company headquartered in Tampa has plenty of tickets for sale on their website, MySeatRocks.com.
On Ticketmaster’s website, a disclaimer reads, “Amalie Arena is located in Tampa, FL. Sales to this event will be restricted to residents of Florida. Residency will be based on credit card billing address. Orders by residents outside the selected area will be canceled without notice and refunds given.”
“It’s easy to understand why many folks from outside of Florida are upset,” said Daks Davis, president of My Seat Rocks, Inc. “At MySeatRocks.com, we’re more than happy to accommodate Lightning and Blackhawk fans, regardless of their zip code.”
Davis also offers the following tips for ticket seekers:
- People who are value-driven and would like to save some money, should wait until 36-48 hours before the game to see if tickets prices have fallen to the desired price.
- People who are looking for an experience and don’t mind spending a little more should buy their tickets now, so they know they will have them.
- The more seats you need, the more costly it will be. Families who would like to save some money should consider looking for multiple pairs of tickets in or near the same section, instead of one large group.
- Weekday games are usually going to be cheaper to attend than weekend games.
“It’s really remarkable, but throughout the playoffs, we have seen ticket prices climb the first 24-28 hours after the teams are announced, but by the day of the game, ticket prices have gone down 20 to 40 percent,” Davis said. “If someone has questions or needs assistance with any ticket purchase, our customer service representatives are always happy to help.”