November 25, 2009 14:05 ET

Find the Perfect Gift for That Sports, Theater or Concert Fan

Event Tickets a Once-in-a-Lifetime Gift This Holiday Season

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - November 25, 2009) - FanSnap®, the live event ticket search engine for fans, is now the holiday gift engine for fans. Holiday shoppers can avoid the "Black Friday" mall rush and quickly and easily find those just-right tickets online. FanSnap helps holiday shoppers compare more than 11 million tickets from dozens of ticket companies and find everything from great bargains to once in a lifetime experiences with just a few clicks.

What better gift to give to family, friends, or colleagues than the experience of enjoying a live event? And what better way to find, compare and select those gift tickets than by using a search engine designed to make it easy to find the best tickets for your dollar? While tickets are the perfect thoughtful gift, it is a great feeling to know you will not be paying more, or settling for lesser tickets, than you should.

The ticket market is exploding with entertainment choices this time of the year. NFL and college football tickets, NBA and college basketball tickets, NHL tickets, Broadway tickets and concert tickets are all great choices for the sports, concert, or theater fan. The lifetime memories created from attending a great event with family or friends make live event tickets the gift that keeps on giving.

Finding great ticket values is easy using the FanSnap ticket search engine. Here are some ticket tips:

-- In this economy, so many season ticket holders are selling tickets that it is not uncommon to find below face value tickets because there is so much competition between sellers.

-- FanSnap Mapssm make it easy to see at-a-glance when a motivated ticket seller prices their tickets to sell fast, as lower priced tickets are signified by lighter colored markers.

-- Best value stars also highlight at-a-glance the lowest priced tickets in key areas of each venue.

-- Zooming into our interactive maps allows shippers to compare ticket offers from numerous providers placed in clearly labeled rows, and many venue maps include photos of the view from each section so there are no unexpected surprises.

For those with a larger budget, finding tickets for exclusive, historically tough-to-get events has also become a snap. Holiday shoppers can easily find these, and many more, tickets at just by entering the name of the team, artist or show in the simple search box. For example:

Super Bowl tickets
NBA All-Star Game tickets
BCS National Championship tickets
Rose Bowl tickets
Lakers tickets
Celtics tickets
Cavaliers tickets
Red Wings tickets
Rangers tickets
Flyers tickets
New York Yankees tickets
Red Sox tickets
Duke Blue Devils tickets
North Carolina Tarheels tickets
Texas Longhorns basketball tickets
Lady Gaga tickets
Taylor Swift tickets
U2 tickets
Bon Jovi tickets
Cirque du Soleil tickets
Wicked tickets
Jersey Boys tickets

No more ties, cologne, candy, or impersonal gift cards! With more than 30 thousand events to choose from on FanSnap, gift givers can be confident they can find those just-right tickets for the fans in their lives. Happy holidays from the FanSnap team!

In October, FanSnap was named to the "PC World 100: Best Products of 2009." In August, FanSnap was also named winner of the "Most Innovative New Search Engine" category of the Search Engine Watch (SEW) Awards 2009 at the prestigious Search Engine Strategies Conference.

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 the tickets they desire to sports, concerts, and theater events. FanSnap provides free ticket search results for dozens of the leading ticket providers, including TicketNetwork, StubHub, RazorGator, Las Vegas Tickets, Gold Coast Tickets, eBay, Barry's Tickets, AllShows, and Ace Ticket. Our detailed ticket-level search results 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 Mapssm. 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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