NFL Tickets on Sale Tonight With League’s Schedule Release
NFL tickets will likely be sold in a flurry tonight, as the league releases its dates and times for the 2022 season. Opponents for each franchise – both home and away – have already been detailed (available below for those interested), but just a handful of games have been... Read more
RedBall Sets June 1 Meeting to Approve SeatGeek Merger
RedBall Acquisition Corp (NYSE: RBAC) has scheduled a meeting of shareholders to approve the proposed business combination with SeatGeek on June 1. The meeting will be held virtually at 9:30 a.m. Should it be approved by the shareholders, the combination will see the combined company renamed to SeatGeek, Inc.... Read more
U.S. Rep. Renews Calls to Break up Live Nation After Chappelle Attack
Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) renewed his calls for Live Nation Entertainment to be broken up after yet another safety incident at an event it was running last week. Rep. Pascrell, long a vocal opponent of the entertainment giant that he openly argues is a monopoly, says that the... Read more
A Strange Loop, MJ Headline 2022 Tony Award Nominees
The ongoing reopening of Broadway saw another important milestone Monday morning as the nominees for the annual Tony Awards were announced by the American Theatre Wing. A Strange Loop was the most-nominated production, earning 11 including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical. MJ The... Read more
SeatGeek Adds Second New Year’s Six Partnership With Fiesta Bowl
SeatGeek will take over as the official ticketing partner of the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona, the company announced Monday. The deal will begin with this year’s Fiesta Bowl, which is one of the College Football Playoff semifinal contests on the road to the NCAA championship. The deal is the... Read more
FIFA Says World Cup Final Ticket Requests Topped 3 Million
Demand is very high for games at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, according to FIFA. The finals saw 3 million requests for tickets, with high profile group-stage games also drawing huge numbers of requests in the most recent phase of ticketing for the event scheduled for the fall... Read more
Price Surging Leads Live Nation to Best First Quarter Ever
The reopening from pandemic restrictions continues to power record-setting numbers for Live Nation Entertainment, according to the company’s Q1 earnings report issued this week. Ticketmaster saw its gross ticket value transactions number up 39% compared to 2019, with 70 million tickets sold already for 2022 concerts. “Momentum has picked... Read more
After Rival Fan Fiasco, FC Barcelona Strips Ticket Transfer Rights
FC Barcelona reacted to the embarrassing sight of a stadium full of opposing fans by stripping ticket resale and transfer rights from its supporters for high-profile matches in the future. The team took the action after a reported 30,000 supporters of Eintracht Frankfurt made it to Camp Nou via... Read more
TicketNetwork Bans Would-Be Reagan Assassin “Redemption” Tickets
TicketNetwork announced last week that it was barring any ticket listings from its marketplace and affiliate websites for performances featuring John Hinckley, Jr. The company informed ticket brokers and other partners via email on Thursday, signed by CEO Don Vaccaro. Hinckley, 66, attempted to assassinate then-President Ronald Reagan in... Read more
Report: Adele Moving Las Vegas Residency to Planet Hollywood
The long-delayed Weekends with Adele residency is reportedly in the final stages of finding a new home, according to TMZ. The celebrity gossip website, citing sources close to the singer, says that a deal is close that will bring the residency to Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater beginning late in... Read more