Ticket Industry News
The National Association of Athletic Ticket Sales & Operations (NAATSO) is the first and only college ticket association. NAATSO launched into the spotlight in mid-June with its inaugural convention at the NACDA conference in Orlando from June 17-19. Over 100 attendees representing 87 schools nationally were on hand for the organization that gained over 200 members in just its first year.
In the not too distant past, sports teams and fans enjoyed a symbiotic relationship. Teams offered season tickets for sale, and fans purchased them. Teams would place print ads, run radio commercials and call past ticket holders for renewals.
It's open season on the secondary ticket market for another year in New York.
The New York Assembly took care of that by extending a pair of bills for another year that allows the re-selling of tickets. It is part of a major revision to the laws of 1920 relating to the regulation of boxing and wrestling matches, extended to "tickets to places of entertainment."
There is one big play left in overtime when it comes to a Super Bowl ticket snafu.
May 4, 2015: South Windsor, CT – TicketNetwork, one of the nation’s leading online secondary marketplaces for event tickets, is celebrating the overall success of one of the biggest boxing matches in recent memory.
Two former New Jersey Devils season ticket holders are suing the NHL team, claiming the hockey club violated state law by restricting the re-sale of individual game tickets off their subscriptions through a third-party agency.
A new site in the ticketing industry has been created to assist you with all of your ticket buying needs. Introducing TicketCrusader, a blog site dedicated to providing the most up to date information on all things ticket related and to making sure you receive the best available deals. Here are some of the features on the TicketCrusader website to check out:
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 forefront the relationship between teams or venues and brokers.