SOURCE: TicketCity


February 17, 2009 18:08 ET

TicketCity Presents the Best Values for Unforgettable Sports Experiences

Attending Championship Events Doesn't Have to Break the Bank: TicketCity Uncovers Top-Tier Sporting Events at an Affordable Price

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - Sports fans can play it smart this spring with these simple tips to experience championship events, even if on a budget. From the Kentucky Derby to Final Four and Masters, TicketCity reminds fans they can witness the best in sports without breaking the bank.

Sony Ericsson Open
Tickets from $29 & up
March 25-April 5, 2009
Miami, FL
In its 25th year, the Sony Ericsson Open will host top players such as the 2009 Australian Open champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams. "Great venue, great weather, and even better prices, make the tournament the best opportunity to see your favorite players at a fraction of the cost compared to US Open or Wimbledon tickets," commented Rafael Rivas, VP of Sales for TicketCity.

Men's NCAA Final Four Championship Game
Tickets from $150 & up
Sunday, April 6
Detroit, MI
Passionate teams and fans will converge in Detroit for an unforgettable experience. Fans looking to follow their teams will notice there are more seats with better views as this year marks the largest configuration for the tournament with 30,000 seats added in the venue.

Masters 1/2 Day Tournament Badge
Tickets starting at $450
Thursday - Sunday, April 9 - 12
Augusta, GA
While four-day or even full-day badges may prove too steep for some, fans can still get a full day of action by attending two half-days to watch their favorite competitors. Attendees can save approximately 50% by picking up the badge after 1pm in time to watch the best players and famous golfers tee off at 3pm. "Another option to see your favorite players in action in Augusta is to opt for Monday thru Wednesday practice round tickets," said Rivas. Practice round full-day passes start at $225 while half-day practice round passes start at $75.

Kentucky Oaks
$85 & up
Friday, May 1st
Louisville, KY
The Kentucky Oaks is the precursor to the Derby that is just as exciting but 40% less than a ticket to the main event. The race is hosted at Churchill Downs racetrack the day before the Kentucky Derby. Many of the Derby day traditions can be found the day before the event as it attracts many locals. As one of the largest horse races in the world with an average attendance over 100,000, the Oaks field includes ten high-powered three-year-old fillies challenging for the $500,000+ purse. And it wouldn't be a horse racing event at Churchill Downs without having a chance to take home some winnings of your own. There is betting at the Oaks well. In fact, even if you do attend the Derby, you might want to warm-up by placing some bets at the Oaks.

Regular Season MLB Baseball
$10 & up
April - June
Various Dates
"America's game might be the best value of the season if fans are looking for a group or family outing. With ticket prices this affordable, you'll have enough left for food and memorabilia," stated Rivas. With both the Yankees and the Mets ready to kick off the season in the new Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, the best values on these tickets will be those that are bought early. "Now is the time to buy for games in Queens and the Bronx, as the demand for these tickets is likely to keep prices close to 2008 levels as the season gets closer," added Rivas.

The prices listed for each event are from TicketCity inventory and are subject to change based upon availability and changes in the marketplace.

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