My favorite, that I have used for years (they know me by my first name).
Jose Box Office
What I like about San Jose Box Office is their consistently great seats, honesty in telling you what is good, better, or what in better terms, what you are buying. I have never been disappointed by their staff. I like excellent seats, as I am at the age, if I go somewhere, I want it to be the best. When I was a lot younger, "standing room only" or "stand-by" was fine. If I am going to take Sue out, you better believe they are going to be excellent seats. San Jose Box Office is the best place to get them, too.
Their site has a newsletter plus the location of the majority of the stadiums in our area (better than the telephone book).
Online Box Offices
There are many online ticket sites. Here are ones recommended by The New York Times:
TICKET TRADER: http://www.tickettrader.com This is a popular ticket broker network. Click on "Tickets" to find what is available (also who is playing where and when). Click on "Charts" and get where the seats are located at amost all the stadiums and concert places in the United States. There is also "Schedules" and "Brokers", connect to the top broker in the area you will be visiting.
Here is the sports one:
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348 Mathew Street, Santa Clara, California 95050
(The heart of Silicon Valley - home of AMD, Intel,
National Semiconductor, 3COM, Yahoo, among many others)
Voice: 800-727-3844 Fax: 800-727-3851