When SeatGeek launched its ticket search service last fall, it had a compelling hook — users don’t just see tickets from reselling sites like StubHub, they also see SeatGeek’s predictions (based on things like the weather and the team’s record) about whether the price will go up or down. Now the New York City startup is taking that approach a step further with new team pages.
Previously, SeatGeek focused on individual events, including sports games and concerts. But sports fans might want to make buying decisions for more than one game, say if you’re deciding which game you can get the best price for out for the next four or five. So the new team pages track ticket prices over time, across games. It’s almost like you’re tracking a stock for a company. The page shows data like average price, highest price and lowest price during the current season, and a list of the most expensive games. To see it for yourself, you can check out this page for the San Francisco Giants.
This should have the additional benefit for SeatGeek of increasing its rank on search engines. In fact, Compete’s data shows SeatGeek’s traffic increasingly steadily over the past month, and even overtaking its more-established and better-funded competitor FanSnap.
We chose SeatGeek as one of the most promising startups to launch at the TechCrunch50 conference last fall. It has raised $1.5 million in funding, most recently in a $1 million round led by the Founder Collective.
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