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April 08, 2010 04:08 ET

Fans Finding Scarce Masters Badges With FanSnap®

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - April 8, 2010) -  FanSnap®, the leading live event ticket search engine, today announced that fans can find hundreds of Masters Golf Tournament badges, to see Tiger Woods' return to golf at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia with FanSnap.

Fans from all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Australia, England and others are finding Masters badges from 10 ticket sites with FanSnap. 2010 Masters badges have seen a four fold increase in price over 2009. The biggest difference between 2009 and 2010 is the return of Tiger Woods.

- Thursday-only (Round 1) Masters badges start at $1,450
- Friday-only (Round 2) Masters badges start at $1,369
- Saturday-only (Round 3) Masters badges start at $950
- Sunday-only (Round 4) Masters badges start at $863
- Masters Badges for Thursday - Sunday start at $4,355

FanSnap is a free, ticket search engine with more than 18 million sports, Broadway and concert tickets to 85,000 events. FanSnap highlights the best value tickets at any given moment and displays tickets listings from dozens of ticket sites by the row so fans can easily compare tickets.

In 2009, the average price for a Masters badge for the first day of the tournament was listed at between $650 and $750. The average price for a badge for the first day of the 2010 Masters Golf Tournament is $2,869. That is more than triple the price of the average badge on April 2 -- just six days ago.

The average price for tickets to all four days of the Masters Golf Tournament in 2009 was $1,662. Those same tickets are $7,055 in 2010. To put that into perspective, below are the average ticket prices for other major sporting events.

Average ticket prices for comparable events:
- 2010 BCS National Championship ticket = $865 - $1,000
- 2009 World Series tickets = $910 - $1,100
- 2010 Super Bowl tickets = $2,200 - $3,200
- Olympic Gold Medal Hockey (U.S. v Canada) tickets = $3,600 - $4,300
- 2010 MLB Opening Day (Yankees @ Red Sox) tickets = $600
- 2010 Final Four Championship tickets = $230

FanSnap was named to the "PC World 100: Best Products of 2009" and also named "Most Innovative New Search Engine" of the Search Engine Watch (SEW) Awards 2009.

About FanSnap
FanSnap ( is the live event ticket search engine for fans. Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive, accurate, fast and easy-to-use resource for fans to find best value tickets to sports, concerts, and theatre events. FanSnap provides free ticket search results for dozens of the leading ticket providers, including TicketsNow, TicketNetwork, StubHub, RazorGator, Las Vegas Tickets, Gold Coast Tickets, eBay, Barry's Tickets, AllShows, and Ace Ticket. Our detailed ticket-level search results, totaling more than 17 million sports, theater and concert tickets to 80,000 events, are made possible by the combination of strategic industry partnerships and systems integration, as well as our FanSnap TicketData(SM) systems and patent-pending dynamic FanSnap Maps(SM). is also optimized for iPhone access. Palo Alto, CA-based FanSnap was founded in 2007 and is funded by General Catalyst Partners and Highland Capital Partners.

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