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Have a Sporting Good Time with the Sharing Economy

May 12th, 2017 Posted by Chicago Events, Parking, sharing economy No Comment yet

Whether you are right in the middle of the action or watching from the sidelines, it is hard to deny the fact that the sharing economy is improving the lives of a great number of people in this world. Fortunately, sports fans are no exception to this phenomenon. From baseball players to rock-climbing enthusiasts, there is something the sharing economy and peer-to-peer lending can do for every lover of sports. 

Why not plan a day full of sporting fun and see what we are talking about? Here are a few ideas to get you started when planning your day filled with kicking, throwing, running, and jumping. 

Peer-to-Peer Ticket Sales

To begin with, why not head out and see your favorite team play? No matter who that happens to be, you are sure to find last-minute tickets available on peer-to-peer ticket marketplaces Seat Geek and Vivid Seats. These sites make it easy to buy, sell, and exchange tickets with sports fans just like you. That means no more purchasing overpriced tickets at the last second, and no more wondering what to do with the tickets you can’t use thanks to that impromptu work project. 

Season Ticket Sharing

Have you been on the verge of buying Cubs, White Sox, Bears or Bulls season tickets? You’re so close to applying for season tickets but are unwilling to make the investment because you aren’t sure you’ll use them all? Go ahead, take the plunge! You can sell unused tickets on Season Share and make some other fans incredibly happy. Best of all, you can take the benefits you want, sell the seats you won’t use, and feel like you got your money’s worth at the end of the day. 

Used Sports Equipment Sales

If you have ever considered trying your hand at a new sport but shied away after learning the cost of the equipment, SidelineSwap is for you. This online marketplace allows sports players from all over North America to buy and sell used sporting equipment. This means you can sell off old gear and use the money to buy some used gear, giving you the opportunity to try new things at a much lower cost. 

House Sharing

If you will be traveling for a sporting event—whether it is to play or to watch—you may be wondering how you will afford decent lodging. Lucky for you, sites like Airbnb, FlipKey, HomeAway and VaycayHero are out there. These peer-to-peer lodging rental sites give travelers a way to sleep comfortably on the cheap while connecting with locals. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even get to stay with a fellow sports fan! And if you’re sporting on a budget, you can even sleep on someone’s couch with CouchSurfing

Peer-to-Peer Parking Rentals

Searching for a decent parking spot just before heading into a big game can be an incredibly frustrating experience. We’ve all experienced it. Garages and official team parking lots tend to rack their rates up, and when lots are fill up you can be be left hanging no matter how much cash you happen to bring along.

Fortunately, there are now shared parking apps like ParqEx, JustPark and SPOT. These peer-to-peer parking space rental programs are like Airbnb for parking spaces. They allow sports fans like you to reserve a convenient parking place quickly and easily online. Additionally, the spots are priced at the discretion of the spot owners, meaning you can more likely avoid the inflated game day prices. To make a good thing even better, the advent of ParqEx and other similar parking apps means dealing with game day traffic as you drive in circles hoping to find an empty spot is an experience of the past. ParqEx has hundreds of Wrigley Field parking spots and other spots located steps away from Chicago’s great stadiums. 

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