How (and why) I Search

If there’s one thing that gets me really excited about Tickets.com’s new and improved website, it’s the variety of events I find when I begin my ticket exploration. I travel a lot for work, and when I do I always try to scan the web before my trips for any sports or live entertainment options in or around the cities I’ll be visiting. In the past, my online search involved visiting several different websites – I’d search via primary ticketing providers, broker sites, specific venue and sports team sites in market, etc. It took forever and wasn’t a very efficient process. Nowadays, I simply change my location at the top of the home page on www.tickets.com and I’m immediately presented with an aggregated list of upcoming shows and games in that local market – including listings for both the official box office and secondary ticketing agencies. I know my “ticket exploration” pattern may be unique given my road warrior lifestyle, and that’s why we’ve also enabled more traditional ticket exploration via the name of the team, performer, event or venue. We also have the ability to see events on a calendar or map view giving you lots of ways to find exactly what you’re looking for – or explore events you may not have otherwise considered.

Over the next few months, we’ll add several thousand new and exciting events to our powerful search engine – giving you even more variety when you’re open to it, and even greater specificity when you demand it.

John Walker, President & CEO