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Tix Tricks

We asked Russell D’Souza of SeatGeek.com, which forecasts activity on the secondary ticket market, for tips on landing the best—and cheapest—seats.

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1. If you’re looking to go to a game—any game—for as little money as possible, circle either the Giants-Jaguars matchup on November 28 or the Jets-Bills game on January 2. SeatGeek’s algorithm—which D’Souza says reaches 80 percent accuracy by factoring in when a game falls in the season, kickoff time, and the opponent’s projected record—reports those will be the least expensive games on the secondary market (i.e., on websites like StubHub and FanSnap). The one catch: If the Week 17 Jets-Bills game has playoff implications, prices won’t stay so low.

2. Giants fans looking to see their team play the rival Cowboys on November 14 should wait until three days before the game to buy tickets, as prices are projected to fall until then. However, D’Souza says, Jets fans looking for tickets against the Patriots on September 19 should buy as soon as possible. (Though prices generally drop as game day approaches, Patriots road games tend to be an anomaly, holding steady or even rising.)

3. As a general rule, the drop in price for Monday Night Football games is particularly drastic as the game approaches. The Jets have two Monday-night home dates: the home opener on September 13 against Baltimore, and October 11 against Brett Favre’s Vikings. The Giants don’t host any Monday-night games this year.


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