Here are the best concert ticket sites, based on availability, pricing and fees, refund policies and rewards for customer loyalty.
Vivid Seats may be the biggest ticketing website, but Ticketmaster has a great return policy, SeatGeek has clear pricing and StubHub is has deals.
Ticketmaster is a primary retailer, which means it sells tickets directly from certain leagues to the public. This eliminates markup that often happens on secondary market websites, where the tickets come from the public, season ticket holders and licensed ticket brokers.
The page layout is clean without being cluttered, and the search tools are easy to find on this sports ticket website. You can search by league, team, event or venue, and the results immediately show you the cheapest ticket available. This is great if you're a bargain shopper.
With this website you get a standard 100 percent worry-free guarantee, and transactions are secure. Prices are set by third-party sellers and can't be above or below face value, so you're more likely to find affordable options. CTC Tickets also sells Super Bowl tickets.
Ticket Liquidator has been a secondary market ticket retailer since 2003. The website is nice to look at and pretty unique in that the tabs feature beautiful illustrations of athletes. You can search by league, team or location or simply type what you want in the free text search function.
TicketCity has been around since 1990, when the business began as an over-the-phone venture. It transitioned to online sales in 1998. In that time, more than 1 million customers have bought more than 4 million tickets.
This website has a great selection of sporting event tickets to choose from for events across the globe. To test sports ticket sites, we looked on each one for tickets to three specific games.
TicketIQ, formerly known as TigIQ, makes it easy to look for tickets to games happening everywhere. The homepage has a clean and simple design with a large free text search bar and searchable categories across the top.
This ticket resale website scored very similarly to Ticket Liquidator in our comparison. It lists tickets to a plethora of games for the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA and numerous other leagues.
SeatGeek's homepage has a "Track My Order" button, and while most sports ticket websites offer some sort of order tracking, SeatGeek's is easy to find upfront.
Vivid Seats had a good selection of concert tickets to all the events we looked for in our testing process. Its service fees were a bit higher than those at most services we reviewed, including Ticketmaster, but we noticed they vary based on the venue and artist.
Ticketmaster is a well-known and reputable source for almost all ticketed events. As a primary ticket broker, Ticketmaster has initial access to tickets directly from the venue. This exclusive initial access to concert tickets is one of its best features, but it comes with some unique issues.
Editor's Note: This service has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it is no longer available. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this service’s information.
Coast to Coast Tickets has consistently low service fees compared to other secondary online concert ticket sites we reviewed. We searched for tickets to a nationally touring symphony and pop band, as well as a regionally touring performance at a smaller local venue.
StubHub is big player in the secondary market of online concert ticket sales. Like the other services we reviewed, it has a good selection of tickets, convenient features and a secure platform to buy and sell on, but its all-in-one pricing and mobile apps are what make it a great choice.
TicketCity has been in the business of connecting ticket brokers with concert goers for almost 30 years. The website is a safe place to order concert tickets, and it has a money-back guarantee if the tickets you purchase aren’t delivered prior to the event or if they aren’t authentic.