How Rising Ticket Prices Impact Access To Major Sporting Events

Watching sports events in real life can be an exciting experience for fans. Many people extend to save money for the finals of their favorite sports events so they can experience the matches live. However, the prices of sports events have been skyrocketing in recent years, making it very difficult for fans to get tickets easily. Additionally, ticket scalping practices have further made it more difficult for average sports fans to afford tickets to sports events.

According to ExpressVPN, the resale prices of tickets to major sporting events in 2023 are exponential. For example, the price for Wimbledon Mens’ Final has a resale hike of more than 2000 percent, making the lowest price for the said ticket over £5000. If we were to take a look at the ticket prices of some sports events like the Women’s FA Cup Final or the Ryder Cup Final, their ticket prices are being resold at a hike of up to 300-400 percent as well.

What Is Ticket Scalping

The practice of ticket scalping refers to the act of purchasing bulk tickets from official websites to resell them at a higher price. Many business websites tend to buy tickets to major sports events at the original prices and later sell these tickets at a higher price.

The problem is that fans cannot get tickets from official sites due to this practice, which also increases the load on the website server as soon as the tickets go live. So what can fans do to get tickets to their favorite sports events safely without spending a ridiculous amount of money?

Tips To Buy Event Tickets Online

There are many reasons why fans must avoid buying resale tickets from shady websites. So here are some tips that you can follow to increase your chances of getting tickets from the official site.

First and foremost, make sure to turn on notifications for sports events. Make sure that you know when the tickets will go live, and at what time. You could also have all your financial information saved in an accessible place so that you do not waste time once the tickets go live.

Make sure you can access the websites on multiple devices, as it increases the chances of making the purchase happen in case the website server gets overloaded. Also, ensure that you can access the website after the tickets are live and read all instructions to purchase the tickets beforehand.

In case you are unable to get a ticket make sure that you look for resale tickets as soon as possible. It is also important that you do some research beforehand for trusted websites that resell tickets so that you have options to check out before prices start to increase.  As soon as you realize that you will not be able to get the ticket through the official site, go to the reselling website and start looking for the ticket. Also, make sure to do a proper check before making any transaction so that you do not get scammed. The sooner you try to buy a resale ticket, the lesser the price hike will be.


It is not easy to get tickets to live sports events these days. As ticket scalping practices increase, it is becoming harder for average sports fans to buy tickets to their favorite sports events. It is the responsibility of the authorities and vents managers to ensure that such practices do not happen.

However, it is also important that fans must take certain measures so that they can get tickets from official sites, or at the very least, they do not get scammed while trying to buy resale tickets from other websites.

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