Attention all bleacher bums, face-painters, and foam-finger-wavers! The future of buying tickets for your favorite sports team is here. Heard of Groupon? Imagine a website similar to Groupon but completely focused on bringing you the best daily sports deals available. Crowd Seats, an idea built by 24-year-old Rutgers graduate, Justin Cener, is a website that offers quality seats to quality professional sports games.
The discounts are not simply nosebleed seats to watch lowly Washington Wizards and the Charlotte Bobcats. Crowd Seats offers fans important match-ups between contending teams. Whether you are going to the ballpark for some baseball or the stadium for some hoops, Crowd Seats allows you to search for the city that you want and buy tickets right then and there.
For sports fans, the beauty of Crowd Seats is in it’s simplicity. First, you use the search function on the Crowd Seats website to find your deal of choice. Second, you enter your payment information and the ticket delivery is free whether it is via e-ticket or voucher. Finally, you have the option to share the deal you found with friends via Facebook or Twitter.
Crowd Seats is similar to Groupon, the online group discounts website. Last November Groupon IPO stock soared to $17 billion. The success of Groupon is created by sending emails either daily or weekly to subscribers who are looking for discounts on anything from massages to dream vacations. The company takes a portion of what customers purchase and sends the rest to the merchant. Even though Groupon is an online discount behemoth, it does not offer discounts to sports events. This is the niche that Crowd Seats has filled.
If Crowd Seats does not have a deal in your city then it will direct you to it’s partner website, SeatGeek which is a website that compiles deals from StubHub, Ticketmaster, Ebay and other ticket purchasing websites.
Hopefully Cener and Crowd Seats will continue to grow and offer more discounts to more games around the country. The best way to receive flash deals about new deals in your city is to follow Crowd Seats on Facebook and Twitter and go to the Crowd Seats website and enter your email address.