- StubHub reverses course with “All In Pricing”. Is preloaded ticketing soon to follow?
- New College Athletic Ticket Sales Group Completes First Annual Conference in Orlando
- Another NFL Team Cedes to Ticket Broker Lawsuit Pressure
- Warriors Score Big on Playoff Ticket Prices
- Lightning to Tampa Army captain – “You can sell your Stanley Cup tickets, but only to whom we approve”
- It's open season on the Secondary Ticket Market!
- There is one big play left in overtime when it comes to a Super Bowl ticket snafu
- Fan Freedom Affiliate Alludes to Massive Price Fixing in the Secondary Ticket Market: Titans Caught Manipulating Ticket Sales
- K-Pop: Fad or Forever?
- Restrictive Ticket Resale Legislation Deferred to Next Session in Florida State Legislature
Ticket Reselling Becomes Legal in Missouri
By Alfred Branch, Jr.
Missouri ticket brokers, your day has come. For the first time, reselling an event ticket is legal in the state, allowing for a transparent, free market for ticketing.
The state has been at the center of the controversy over ticket reselling, mainly due to parents and fans clamoring over Hannah Montana tickets. State Attorney General Jay Nixon has aggressively gone after alleged abusers of the prior law prohibiting ticket reselling, and he still has a couple of lawsuits pending.
Previously, the Kansas City and St. Louis had separate local legislation that prohibited ticket reselling to events in those cities, but the new law wipes out those regulations.
Throughout the year, several states have erased their ticket scalping laws, including Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and Minnesota. The main reason for the changes has been because of the internet and how states cannot easily legislate ticket reselling from outside of their borders.
However, there remain some opponents of the new law, namely state Rep. Ray Salva, who told the Kansas City Star that he plans to introduce a new bill to outlaw ticket reselling that would send the state back to black market days. He does not buy into the lifting of restrictions creating an open marketplace where ticket resale prices can come down due to the increased competition.
“Anyone who can interpret to me how ticket scalping has to do with economic development, please call me. I’d sure like to know,” he was quoted in the Kansas City Star.