10 Ways to Get Cheap Sports Tix to Local Events
The summer Olympics have brought out the sports fan in all of us. But the high cost of tickets to sporting events can take a huge bite out of your wallet -- dampening the enthusiasm of even die-hard sports fanatics.
Organizers of the 2012 Olympics in London learned this the hard way, as some seats at the Olympics are going empty because ticket prices are too expensive.
If you're like most Americans, you probably can't afford to hop on a plane to London and then fork over hundreds of dollars to snag a seat in Olympic Stadium.
What you can do, however, is score tickets to live, local sports in your own town or city. In fact, you can get sports tickets on the cheap -- or sometimes even free -- if you know where to look.
Here are 10 ways find affordable tickets for sporting events practically in your backyard -- all without blowing your budget.
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Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach, is a personal finance expert, TV and radio personality, and the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller "Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom," and her latest book, "Perfect Credit: 7 Steps to a Great Credit Rating." Get free financial advice from Lynnette's blog, AskTheMoneyCoach.com, or by following her on Twitter @themoneycoach.