What is Deal Score?

Deal Score is a calculation made by SeatGeek which tells you exactly how good a deal you're getting when you buy a ticket. You can use Deal Score to quickly find the best deals, buy with confidence, and save money in the process! Or, if your selling tickets, Deal Score will tell you how your listing matches up against others.

What is a good Deal Score?

Deal Scores can range from 1 to 10. Deals at either end of this range are rare, but a 10 means that this is one of the best ticket deals on SeatGeek. Conversely, a listing with a Deal Score of 1 may not be the best deal.

How is Deal Score calculated?

We factor in a whole lot of information when calculating Deal Score. We use info like historical ticket prices for the performer or team and the venue, the row location, the expected sightline from the section, the quantity of tickets available in a listing, seat type, and the quality of the other available tickets for the event.

Deal Scores are based on an absolute scale, meaning that a Deal Score of a higher number is always a better deal than a Deal Score of a lower number — even across different events.

What do the multi-colored dots on the map mean?

The multi-colored dots on the map are available tickets, mapped to their corresponding section and row. We also call these dots pins.

The color of each pin is an indicator of its Deal Score. Green pins represent the best available ticket deals, red pins are the worst.


The Deal Score dot does not represent the seat numbers for a listing. Because ticket sellers often don't include specific seat information, your seats may be located in any part of the indicated row, but they will definitely be together.

What does a blue dot or a blue Deal Score mean?

Blue is the color assigned to ticket listings for which Deal Score cannot be calculated. This usually happens when SeatGeek can't make sense of the ticket information that is provided on the seller's website, such as when a listing uses non-standard section names or numbers.

A blue dot or Deal Score doesn't necessarily signify a bad deal — just that SeatGeek doesn't know enough to give a good answer.