The game of basketball was created in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith in the small town of Springfield, Massachusetts. What started as a game with peach baskets nailed to gymnasium walls has turned into an internationally played sport with a countless number of professional leagues. Basketball, along with baseball and football, dominate the sports news headlines everyday. It also has made its fair share of news in the ticketing world.
The National Basketball Association is the most prominent basketball league in the world, and draws millions of fans to its arenas each year. But for the ticketing industry, primetime begins when the NBA Playoffs kick off in late April. As the attention paid each game increases, so do ticket sales.
That same thing can be said for college basketball as well. Widely known as “March Madness”, the NCAA Tournament has become of the biggest events in all of sports. The format of win or go home ramps up the intensity in every team, and is reflected in their fans. Each year the event gets bigger and more extravagant, making it one of the crucial events in the ticketing industry.
Yes, the Golden State Warriors are champions of the National Basketball Association, riding the nigh-unstoppable tandem of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry to a 4-1 trouncing of LeBron James and the Cavaliers – the second championship the team has won in three seasons, playing in the finals each time. But... Read more
Conference finals are in full swing in both the NHL and NBA, where the final four teams look to stake a claim at early June championship runs. On the hardwood, all eyes are on King James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lead their Eastern Conference showdown with top-seeded Boston... Read more
For 90 years, the Harlem Globetrotters have brought fun, dazzling talent, and hilarious comedy to basketball courts around the world. Next year, tickets to this raucous event will become more available to fans than ever before with a recent 3-year partnership deal with Ticket Galaxy. As the nation’s leading... Read more
As many industry participants are aware, one NBA franchise, the Cleveland Cavaliers, recently announced a substantial shift in how they will execute ticket sales operations. It remains to be seen if this is more of an announcement than a literal plan of execution, but nonetheless this brings to the... Read more
Summary by Michael Mainelli, TicketNews: With the Miami Heat defeating the Indiana Pacers last night in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals (99-76), they have advanced and will be taking on the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals. Game one will tip off on Thursday night... Read more
Summary by TicketNews Staff The 2013 NBA playoffs are scheduled to start the weekend of April 20th, where 16 teams will be competing for a coveted spot in the NBA finals and a chance to win the Larry O’Brien trophy. Games on the 20th will include Eastern Conference match-ups... Read more
Summary by TicketNews College basketball’s 64-team tournament known as “March Madness” kicks off March 19-20 with four play-in games. The games for the remaining 64-team bracket begin March 21 and 22. Teams holding number 1 seeds this year include the Louisville Cardinals, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Kansas Jayhawks, and the Indiana... Read more
Jeremy Lin will make his first appearance against his former team when his Houston Rockets face the New York Knicks tonight at Madison Square Garden. Last year, as a point guard for the Knicks, Lin experienced a virtually unprecedented rise to fame as “Linsanity” spread around the world. Lin,... Read more
The NBA season bounces back into action on October 30 with a marquee matchup as the Boston Celtics travel to Miami to take on the defending champion Heat. This will be part of three games scheduled to kick off the season with the others being the Washington Wizards versus... Read more
Ticketmaster and the NBA have joined together for a lucrative deal that would allow fans and teams to list tickets. While NBA executives may have felt left behind in the secondary ticketing market this new partnership will allow the league to be a top competitor with secondary ticket websites... Read more