How do I price Tampa Bay Lightning on a resale marketplace?
First, look at comparable resale listings. Comparable resale listings are seats that are similar or closer in distance to center ice and four rows behind you or closer to the ice. If you have seats on the “home team attacks twice” side, you will not want to compare to the “visiting team attacks twice” side. Find the cheapest seats that meet that criteria, then price above or below based on the below information.
Second, you can gauge the direction of the market and whether to price below or above the competition based on the following attributes. The more negatives apply to the game, the lower you should price your tickets because it’s extremely likely the tickets will drop in price even more.
- Selling within one month of the game. The closer the game, the lower the prices will be in general
- Home team is likely not going to the playoffs or underperforming expectations
- Key injuries to either the home team or the visiting team
- Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday games. Monday being the worst, Tuesday second worst
- Low resale value opponents
- Lottery pick team, minimal legacy, doesn’t draw well on the road
- Examples (the worst resale teams shown first): Arizona Coyotes, Anaheim Ducks, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, San Jose Sharks
- The game is part of a home back-to-back, a long homestand, or 3 home games in 4 days type situation
- Bad weather
- Day games
- Games on a Sunday during the NFL season
- Selling more than one month from the game. The further away from the game, the more you can sell your tickets for in general
- Home team is performing to or better than the expectation going into the season
- Opponent is performing to or better than the expectation going into the season
- Great resale value opponents
- Either they are a legacy team, have superstars, a deep fanbase, or are a championship contender
- Examples (the best resale teams shown first): Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins
- Friday/Saturday/Sunday games (Saturday being the best)
- Rivalry game
What other tips are there for selling Tampa Bay Lightning tickets?
The schedule release is the best time to list tickets, as it’s a full-on seller’s market. There are very few tickets available for sale, so not much competition. At the same time, there is a spike in demand from the die-hard fans that are willing to pay top dollar to secure the big game tickets. Low supply + high demand = high sales prices.
What are the highest sale price Tampa Bay Lightning games of the year?
- Tue 10/12 Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning
- Mon 11/1 Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning
- Fri 12/31 New York Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning
- Sat 1/8 Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning
- Sat 1/29 Vegas Golden Knights at Tampa Bay Lightning
- Fri 3/4 Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning
- Fri 4/1 Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning
Resale prices tend to be higher if the opponent has a long-running legacy, superstars, a deep fanbase, is a potential championship contender, and is on the weekend.
What are the worst resale value Tampa Bay Lightning games of the year?
We recommend that you list these games immediately, as resale value for these games have the highest likelihood of dropping, which also increases the risk that you can’t resell the tickets.
- Thu 10/28 Arizona Coyotes at Tampa Bay Lightning
- Thu 1/27 New Jersey Devils at Tampa Bay Lightning
- Tue 3/1 Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning
- Tue 3/29 Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning
- Sun 4/10 Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning
- Thu 4/14 Anaheim Ducks at Tampa Bay Lightning
- Tue 4/26 Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning
Resale prices tend to be lower if the opponent is projected to be a lottery pick team, has a limited
fanbase, lacks all-stars, and the game is on a Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday.
Which marketplaces do buyers usually use for buying Tampa Bay Lightning tickets?
The top resale marketplaces that Tampa Bay Lightning buyers go to are pretty evenly split between Stubhub, SeatGeek, Ticketmaster, and VividSeats.
How do I log into my Tampa Bay Lightning season ticket account?
Through web browsers, you can go to https://am.ticketmaster.com/bolts
For the app experience, you can download the NHL app for IoS or Android. You can see all instructions at https://www.nhl.com/lightning/tickets/mobile-ticketing
Where can I sell Tampa Bay Lightning tickets?
The best marketplaces to sell your Tampa Bay Lightning tickets are Ticketmaster, Stubhub, SeatGeek and Gametime. Note, VividSeats currently only supports the resale of physically printed tickets or PDF e-tickets.
How do I list Tampa Bay Lightning tickets?
For expert tips on how to sell Tampa Bay Lightning tickets on your favorite marketplace, read our blog article “How to Sell Tickets Online.”
How do I transfer Tampa Bay Lightning tickets?
To transfer your Tampa Bay Lightning tickets, go to https://am.ticketmaster.com/bolts on your phone or desktop. Click on “Manage Tickets” (depending on your device it may be “Tickets” or “My Events”) and then click on the game that you want to transfer. Lastly, click the “Transfer” button and fill in the required information.
Is it legal to resell Tampa Bay Lightning tickets?
There are no federal or state laws prohibiting the resale of tickets. Certain states do have rules and regulations around whether a broker license is required, how much above face value you can list the tickets for, or whether you can sell the tickets on the premise of the stadium.
Why should I sell my Tampa Bay Lightning tickets with TiqAssist?
- Tickets are listed on every major ticket resale marketplace, so you reach 100% of buyers and can get 10-15% higher resale prices on average.
- TiqAssist selling experts fully manage the resale process for you, all you do is click “List” on the games you want to sell.
- All tickets listed with TiqAssist are guaranteed to sell. If the tickets have not sold 3 days prior to gametime, TiqAssist will offer to purchase the tickets at fair-market value.