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Justin Timberlake Buffalo Show Postponed

by vipseats February 21, 2014 03:51

Justin Timberlake's sold-out concert at First Niagara Center scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until Wednesday, July 9.

The Buffalo date was moved due to the postponement of a New York City concert originally scheduled Wednesday. That concert is now taking place Friday, the second of back-to-back shows at Madison Square Garden. According to the tour schedule on Timberlake's website, he does not have any performances scheduled on three consecutive nights.

Tickets for the Buffalo show will be honored at the door July 9. Face-value refunds are available at the point of purchase.

If you can't make the new rescheduled JT date, VIP Seats can help resell your tickets. It's easy and can be very profitable! You can start here by filling out our Sell Tickets Form.

 

 

 

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FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014- Host Cities

by vipseats February 20, 2014 18:00

FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014- Host Cities
June 12 - July 13, 2014

 

 

 

FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil Host Cities Map

 

 

Belo Horizonte

Situated in the hills of the Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte serves as the state capital of  what is known today as the "cidades historicas" (historic cities).  Belo Horizonte's, Praca da Liberdade, is a must see, it's a neoclassical style of the building contrasts to the two modern buildings next door that were designed by Niemeyer.

World Cup Matches at Stadium Estadio Mineiraio- Belo Horizonte

Saturday, 06/14/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 5 - Colombia vs Greece

Tuesday, 06/17/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 15 - Belgium vs Algeria

Saturday, 06/21/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 27 - Argentina vs Iran

Tuesday, 06/24/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 40 - Costa Rica vs England

Saturday, 06/28/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 49 Round of 16 - 1A vs 2B

Tuesday, 07/08/14 5:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 61 Semi-Final - W57 vs W58

 

Brasilia

One of the city's striking features is its wide avenues, which surround both its public buildings and its two districts, one to the north and the other to the south. These are divided into so-called superblocks, each of which contain numerous buildings. The central part of the cross is the Praça dos Três Poderes (Three Powers' Square). Here can be found the country's seats of Executive and Legislative Power as well as the headquarters of the Supreme Federal Court.

Widely considered to be avant-garde city in architectural terms, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasilia and the Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge are without doubt the most iconic structures. Both were designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the man behind most of the landmark buildings in the new capital. Due to its architectural feats,

World Cup Matches at Stadium: Estadia Nacional- Brasilia

Sunday, 06/15/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 9 - Switzerland vs Ecuador

Thursday, 06/19/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 21 - Colombia vs Cote d'Ivoire

Monday, 06/23/14 5:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 33 - Cameroon vs Brazil

Thursday, 06/26/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 46 - Portugal vs Ghana

Monday, 06/30/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 53 - 1E vs 2F

Saturday, 07/05/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 60 - W55 vs W56

Saturday, 07/12/14 5:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 63 - L61 vs L62

 

Cuiaba

Cuiabá stands on a privileged location for tourists, as it confronts three of Brazil's most important and characteristic ecosystems: the savannahs of the Cerrado; the wetlands of the Pantanal; and the Amazon. With such a massive presence of nature, it is no wonder, then, that Cuiaba has been nicknamed ‘Green City'. The cuiabanos also neighbour one of Brazil's most startling landscapes, the mountain range of Chapada dos Guimaraes, where archaeological sites and a 3,300-square kilometre National Park attract thousands of visitors every year.

The Chapada dos Guimaraes is one of the reasons why Cuiabá is considered the hottest state capital in Brazil, as the mountain range blocks the polar masses and helps driving temperatures to over 40º C during the summer.

World Cup Matches at Stadium Arena Pantanal- Cuiaba

Friday, 06/13/14 6:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 4 - Chile vs Australia

Tuesday, 06/17/14 6:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 16 - Russia vs Korea Republic

Saturday, 06/21/14 6:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 28 - Nigeria vs Bosnia-Herzegovina

Tuesday, 06/24/14 4:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 37 - Japan vs Colombia

 

Fortaleza

Most of the tourist attractions in Fortaleza revolve around its beaches: the Praia do Futuro (Future Beach) popular for its several barracas - simple kiosk-restaurants built on the sand that serve fresh, typical seafood - while Iracema is the place for bars and nightclubs. There is also more bucolic Mucuripe Beach, from where fishermen venture into the sea with their jangadas (handmade wooden boats). The coastal Beira Mar avenue is also the place for a traditional daily craftsmen's fair and for some of the top spots to dance the forró, a typical rhythm from the north-east of Brazil.

Over the decades, Fortaleza has invested in infra-structure for tourism and in new features such as the Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura  (Sea Dragon Art and Culture Centre) and the Beach Park, Brazil's largest water park, with several cutting-edge speed-slides distributed along 35,000 square kilometres.

World Cup Matches at Stadium Estadio Castelao- Fortaleza

 

 

Saturday, 06/14/14 4:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 7 - Uruguay vs Costa Rica

Tuesday, 06/17/14 4:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 17 - Brazil vs Mexico

Saturday, 06/21/14 4:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 29 - Germany vs Ghana

Tuesday, 06/24/14 5:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 38 - Greece vs Cote d'Ivoire

Sunday, 06/29/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 51 - 1B vs 2A

Friday, 07/04/14 5:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 57 - W49 vs W50

 

 

 

 

Manaus

 

The very location of the city of Manaus is one of its most remarkable attractions: the confluence of the rivers Negro (Black) and Solimões (how the Amazon River is known in this part of Brazil). The dark-coloured waters of the former and the muddy waters of the latter flow side by side for over 18 kilometres without mixing, forming one of the Amazon's most majestic sights.

 

The combination of outstanding natural beauty, local traditions and a metropolis on the rise gives Manaus a unique atmosphere, thanks to such diverse features as the Teatro Amazonas - an impressive concert hall that houses the annual Amazonas Opera Festival - and the Boi-Manaus, which is a celebration of the city's anniversary, rocked by the sounds of the typical rhythm of the "boi-bumbá".

 

World Cup Matches at Stadium Arena Amoziona- Manaus

 

Saturday, 06/14/14 9:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 8 - England vs Italy

Wednesday, 06/18/14 3:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 18 - Cameroon vs Croatia

Sunday, 06/22/14 3:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 30 - USA vs Portugal

Wednesday, 06/25/14 4:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 41 - Honduras vs Switzerland

 

 

 

 

Natal

 

The capital of Rio Grande do Norte enjoyed moderate growth until the 20th century, when its innumerous striking beaches and sand dunes were finally surrounded by the proper infrastructure for tourists. The construction of the Via Costeira - a large coastal avenue - in the 1980s was a milestone for the development of Natal, which is now one of the preferred destinations for foreigners visiting Brazil. They come for such wonders as Ponta Negra, Genipabu, Redinha, Pipa, Pirangi and several other spectacular beaches within the city and right next to it.

 

World Cup Matches at Stadium Estadio das Dunas- Natal

 

 

 

Friday, 06/13/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 2 - Mexico vs Cameroon

Monday, 06/16/14 7:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 14 - Ghana vs USA

Thursday, 06/19/14 7:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 22 - Japan vs Greece

Tuesday, 06/24/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 39 - Italy vs Uruguay

 

 

 

 

Porto Alegre

From the subtropical climate to the cultural habits, Porto Alegre is fairly different from the other state capitals in Brazil. Founded in 1742 by immigrants from the Portuguese archipelago of Azores, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul was the destination of thousands of immigrants from Portugal and Italy - like many other cities in Brazil but also from other European countries, particularly Germany and Poland.

Besides that, as the state is located far down the south of Brazil, the gaúchos, as people from Rio Grande do Sul are called, share several cultural traits with their neighbours from Argentina and Uruguay, from the folklore music to the habit of drinking the mate infusion, or chimarrão.

Porto Alegre lies on the eastern bank of the Guaíba River, right at the convergence point of five other rivers, which together form the enormous Lagoa dos Patos (Ducks Lagoon). Its 497 square kilometres are covered with more than one million trees, making it one of the greenest cities in Brazil, despite being the nucleus of the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the country, with roughly four million inhabitants. There are over 1.4 million people living within the boundaries of Porto Alegre.

World Cup Matches at Stadium Estadio Beira-Rio- Alegre

 

Sunday, 06/15/14 4:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 10 - France vs Honduras

Wednesday, 06/18/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 20 - Australia vs Netherlands

Sunday, 06/22/14 2:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 32 - Korea Republic vs Algeria

Wednesday, 06/25/14 2:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 43 - Nigeria vs Argentina

Monday, 06/30/14 5:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 54 - 1G vs 2H

 

 

 

 

 

Recife

Some of the most impressive beaches around the state's capital are Boa Viagem, one of the most famous urban beaches of the region, and Porto de Galinhas, which stands among the top tourist destinations in the country, located some 70km away from Recife.

However, because of the Dutch presence and the several twists of fate over its history, besides the tropical climate and the spectacular beaches that are common to the north-eastern coast of Brazil, the region of Recife is also prolific on historical attributes, such as the Orange Fort and the very city of Olinda, which was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1982.

World Cup Matches at Stadium Arena Pernambuco- Recife

Saturday, 06/14/14 7:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 6 - Cote d'Ivoire vs Japan

Friday, 06/20/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 24 - Italy vs Costa Rica

Monday, 06/23/14 5:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 34 - Croatia vs Mexico

Thursday, 06/26/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 45 - USA vs Germany

Sunday, 06/29/14 5:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 52 - 1D vs 2C

 

 

 

 

Rio de Janeiro

As well as its incomparable natural beauty, Rio's rich history and the cariocas' contagious joie de vivre have all contributed to making the city known and loved across the globe. The highlights of the Rio calendar include the New Year's Eve celebrations and world-famous Carnival. This bustling metropolis, located between a tropical forest and a series of magnificent beaches, is an ideal base for exploring either, while the Cidade Maravilhosa has everything fans of modern urban life could wish for.

Rio de Janeiro is without doubt a city packed with contrasts: its striking colonial architecture recalling a bygone era while its imposing modern buildings represent a bright future. Perhaps the two most iconic sights are the Sugarloaf Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which sits atop the Corcovado Mountain, these images winging their way around the world on the front of millions of postcards.

World Cup Matches at Stadium Estadio do Maracana- Rio de Janeiro

Sunday, 06/15/14 7:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 11 - Argentina vs Bosnia-Herzegovina

Wednesday, 06/18/14 7:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 19 - Spain vs Chile

Sunday, 06/22/14 7:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 31 - Belgium vs Russia

Wednesday, 06/25/14 5:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 42 - Ecuador vs France

Saturday, 06/28/14 5:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 50 - 1C vs 2D

Friday, 07/04/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 58 - W53 vs W54

Sunday, 07/13/14 4:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 64 - W61 vs W62

         

 

 

Salvador 

Salvador's privileged topography is one of its most appealing attributes, with a clear division between the Cidade Baixa and Cidade Alta (Low City and High City), both of which are connected to each other by one of the city's most important sights, the Elevador Lacerda. But the ultimate icon of the city is the Pelourinho, which is its historical centre: its churches and colourful colonial buildings have been a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

Besides being a historical gem and the birthplace of several of Brazil's most significant artists, the capital of the state of Bahia has also grown and developed to become the economic centre in the north-east and the country's third-most populous city, with roughly three million residents.

World Cup Matches at Stadium Arena Fonte Nova

Friday, 06/13/14 4:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 3 - Spain vs Netherlands

Monday, 06/16/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 13 - Germany vs Portugal

Friday, 06/20/14 4:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 25 - Switzerland vs France

Wednesday, 06/25/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 44 - Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Iran

Tuesday, 07/01/14 5:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 56 - 1H vs 2G

Saturday, 07/05/14 5:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 59 - W51 vs W52

 

 

Sao Paulo

Although it is an inevitable business destination, it is not all about work for the paulistanos: Sao Paulo is a high-profile cultural centre that displays a wide range of options, from various top-flight concerts and exhibitions to a colossal gastronomy scene of more than 12,000 restaurants. Sampa is also bursting with tourist attractions that go way beyond its staggering skyline, such as the Japanese district of Liberdade, the Ibirapuera Park, the several high-profile shopping malls and a charming city centre.

It is no wonder, then, that the metropolitan area of Sao Paulo is the home for the two busiest airports in South America: Congonhas and the international Andre Franco Montoro Airport - commonly known as Guarulhos Airport or Cumbica - which flies to 28 different countries.

 

World Cup Matches at Stadium Arena de Sao Paulo- Sau Paulo

 

Thursday, 06/12/14 4:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 1 - Brazil vs Croatia

Thursday, 06/19/14 4:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 23 - Uruguay vs England

Monday, 06/23/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 36 - Netherlands vs Chile

Thursday, 06/26/14 5:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 47 - Korea Republic vs Belgium

Tuesday, 07/01/14 1:00 PM

2014 World Cup: Match 55 - 1F vs 2E

 

 

 

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Face-to-Face VIP Super Bowl Experience!

by vipseats February 12, 2012 06:53

by Pres. & CEO Nick Giammusso

VIP Seats conducts its business online all year long at VIPseats.com.  VIP Seats uses the telephone/fax, and we take advantage of the more recent technological advances such as social media, email and text messaging rapidly, effectively and efficiently to promote and sell our tickets. While technology presents a variety of ways to communicate, the results are not always positive.  As a result, I find that VIP Seats, and all companies for that matter, is losing the ability to communicate face-to-face. 

In my experiences, and especially in the ticket business, getting face-to-face with our clients builds trust, loyalty, confidence and credibility to build relationships at the grass roots level.  VIP Seats does not want to become overly dependent communicating through the use of our smart phones and computers.  Although they are great tools, they tend to focus on the object and not the person.  Before the computer age, people actually 'knew' who they were doing business with. 

The Super Bowl is by far the largest sporting event in North America.  This year I packed my bags like I've done the last eighteen years and traveled to the Super Bowl for four days.  The main reason I crawl out from behind my desk during Super Bowl week is to meet our clients face-to-face and hand deliver their Super Bowl tickets.  Now I've heard many say "Why don't you just FedEx their tickets for $20?"  My response is always, "It's just not the same!"

As a company, we try to get face-face with our clients each and every chance we get.  VIP Seats has taken steps to increase our face-to-face time by using our 'VIP Mobile Box Office' as a Will Call window on-site at sports, concert and theatre events in WNY.  We also encourage our clients to pick-up their seats in our Main Street Williamsville, NY headquarters.  We travel to most major sporting events such as the Daytona 500, Masters, Final Four, Kentucky Derby, World Series, Winter Classic and of course the grand daddy of them all the Super Bowl.

This year at Super Bowl XLVI, in the beautiful city of Indianapolis, was no different.  I strategically made my rounds from hotel to hotel doing what I love to do, delivering our clients' Super Bowl tickets mano a mano.  One by one, I sat with our clients in their Hotel Lobby or at the Bar over a beer and said hello not only as an ambassador of VIP Seats, but as a person getting to 'know' our clients.  Of all my duties, tasks and responsibilities that my position handles at our company, right at the top of the list is getting to know my clients personally.  Last week at the Super Bowl, it all started with, "Here are your Super Bowl tickets"!

Over the years VIP Seats has built a loyal client list that appreciates the extra steps we take to serve them on a personal level.  Internally, we call such customer service touches, "VIP Experiences"!  If it was at all humanly possible we would deliver all of our seats to our clients face-to face on a silver platter.  We realize that's not humanly possibly.

So we'll see you in the French Quarter for Super Bowl XLVII in 2013.  You can bet I will meet you with a big smile and your Super Bowl tickets in hand and I may just buy you a beer! :)

 

What to Expect for Super Bowl XLVI

by vipseats January 17, 2012 19:46

Is a Super Bowl in Indianapolis Sexy?

The common misconception of this year's Super Bowl is that Football Fans are not as likely to travel to Indy as opposed to a trendier and more tourist-friendly destination like Miami.  How will this affect Super Bowl Supply & Demand?

How can one predict what Super Bowl prices will do this year?

Host City Information 

There's no denying that Indianapolis as a Super Bowl host city will have its drawbacks.  First, the weather in the mid-west in February is less than an ideal destination when travelers are thinking about investing serious dollars in a mini-vacation.  Secondly, the city is not a major metropolitan area with an abundance of high-end hotel properties.  This poses a serious problem in providing adequate hotel rooms for such a huge corporate event like the Super Bowl.  "Finding four and five-star properties has been a huge headache for us this year, says VIPSuperBowlTickets.com Nick Giammusso.  It compares to the Super Bowl in Jacksonville a few years back when the NFL arranged for cruise ships to satisfy the need for rooms.  Indy does not have that luxury and hotel prices are through the roof!"  

In terms of geographical location, Indianapolis sits in the middle of the country with relatively short air travel times for football fans from both the East and West coasts.

Supply and Demand

For those fans lucky enough to win the Super Bowl Lottery they will have to fork over either $1,000 for Club Seats or $800 for any other seat location. That's the face-value price!

The secondary market for Super Bowl tickets is much like the stock market. The question is will Super Bowl prices rise or fall in the days leading up to the big game?

Ticket Brokers are offering Super Bowl tickets in the range of $2,500- $10,000 per ticket. Super Bowl ticket prices and packages are trending up approximately 20-40% in comparison to last year's game when two small market teams Pittsburgh and Green Bay played in Super Bowl XLV and Dallas offered an abundance of accommodations.

"VIPSuperbowlTickets.com has had to increase their ticket and hotel package prices by about 20 percent in comparison to last year's game, said Nick Giammusso President & CEO of VIPseats.com.

Super Bowl ticket prices and packages will be hotter than normal this year. It's Economics 101.

Let's talk demand.  The four remaining teams are from wealthier areas of the country including New York City, Boston, Baltimore/Washington DC, and San Francisco Bay areas.  The New York Giants, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens represent a rich heritage of football fans in big markets with deep pockets certainly spiking demand of Super Bowl tickets and hotel rooms.

Let's talk Supply.  The Super Bowl game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium which will have a seating capacity that will be about 70,000 for this mega event.  In comparison, last year's Super Bowl, which was held at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, had seating for 105,000.  Using simple math, one can see that supply of Super Bowl tickets will be approximately 35,000 (or 33% percent) less than last year's availability.

Unlike the Federal Reserve, the NFL cannot keep printing Super Bowl tickets to meet demand. Unfortunately or fortunately, supply is fixed at 70,000 seats!

One such variable that cannot be ignored is the state of the US economy. As weakness in the housing market and weakness in the Dollar pushes the US economy further into recession will Super Bowl ticket buyers balk at ticket prices that are now starting at $2,500 per ticket and complete travel packages that run $3,995 per person and up?

For this answer we can look at last year's Super Bowl business... 

“Last year, there was a huge demand for Super Bowl tickets and packages,” says VIPSuperBowlTickets.com President Nick Giammusso. “Cowboys Stadium was aiming for a near-record capacity of over 105,000, but the NFL and Jerry Jones got greedy as many temporary seats were not ready in time for the big game. The league was left with a black eye as certain folks didn’t get in.” Indianapolis may be smaller than Dallas and Lucas Oil Stadium seats 33% fewer fans than Cowboys Stadium (approx. 70,000), but this year’s Super Bowl is already receiving tremendous interest."