Calgary: Scalpers low priority for law
By TODD SAELHOF, SUN MEDIA
With the hottest ticket in town tough to come by, ’tis the season for scalpers to take advantage of the Calgary Flames’ playoff run.
But those getting top dollar — often hundreds above face value — are less the target of authorities these days than during the NHL’s regular season, says city bylaw boss, Bill Bruce….
“You don’t want to say it’s a low priority, but with the Red Mile we’ve got all available manpower maintaining public peace, so we don’t have a lot of people to go chase ticket scalping down,” said Bruce, Calgary’s director of animal and bylaw services.
“And if you have to determine if there’s a victim here because nobody’s forcing people to buy the tickets from scalpers.
“If what is offered is what someone wants to pay, then it’s a contract between two people.”….