Now that the silly little NFL Lockout is over, we can all breathe a big sigh of relief. Guess what? No games will be missed. No games will be rescheduled. Things will be... well, pretty normal going forward, other than a really shortened version of free agency and training camp.
With that in mind it's as good of a time as any to bring up Field Gulls' partnership with TiqIQ. What TiqIQ essentially does is serve as an aggregator for other ticket retailers such as StubHub and eBay, showing you a range of ticket location and prices. You can hover over a ticket that you think looks good (say, for $8), and the feature will even give you an approximate view of what you'd be seeing from your seat at the given stadium.
There's color-coded system that tells you if a ticket is a good or bad deal. Anyway, it's a cool upgrade to the site and should give you an easy way to purchase tickets if you're not one of the few lucky season ticket holders. I've used StubHub in the past with great success and have managed to see a few Seahawks games at a significant discount. What TiqIQ does is bring those retailers into one spot for you - I guess I'd compare it to Expedia in that sense - and gives you an easy snapshot of what ticket prices are looking like.
Further down the line, TiqIQ may also be able to help us do stuff like having a Field Gulls at the CLink day by getting us a special deal on a large chunk of tickets (how SICK would that be?). We'll obviously get you more information as that becomes available.
Now, before you worry it will get in the way of the content here at Field Gulls, I just want to point out that the "Tickets" pane, module, tab... whatever you want to call it, for TiqIQ has been up at the top right corner of our site for, oh, I'd say probably four months already and no one has complained yet. So I think it should be a pretty seamless transition and addition.
Two final points: First, if you follow me on Twitter I will be updating you periodically on good deals. So watch for that. Second, using TiqIQ is a great way to support me, your dauntless yet poor blogger. With every ticket purchased through Field Gulls, I'll receive a small percentage of the ticket price. Anyway, if you appreciate my efforts and would like to support my total and utter obsession with the Seahawks, please give it a look-see. Even if you think I'm a hack, you still get to watch the Seahawks, so you should buy your tickets here regardless.