Law Sharply Penalizing Ticket Resale Proposed by Irish Authorities
Fines of up to €100,000 and two years jail time are included in legislation being considered by authorities in Ireland. The crime? Resale of tickets for more than face value. Proposed legislation effectively bans ticket resale in the country in venues with a capacity of more than 1,000 for... Read more
Nevada Governor Loosens Restrictions on Event Attendance
Nevada will no longer have quite as strict of a cap on live event attendance amid the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday that the 50-person cap on event attendance would be lifted on October 1. “This is not the end. This is the first step toward getting... Read more
Florida Governor Pushes Reopening, Hopes for Full Super Bowl in Tampa
Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis (R) pushed the state into phase three of its reopening amid the coronavirus last week. Among the changes are restaurants and bars being able to open to a minimum of 50 percent capacity, if not full. For local jurisdictions seeking to impose further restrictions, they... Read more
Michigan House Votes to End Ban on Legal Ticket Resale
State lawmakers in Michigan voted Tuesday to repeal a longtime ban on legal ticket resale in the state. A pair of bills passed the house by wide margins – 93-12 and 91-14 – and will now be considered by the Senate. The upper chamber had passed legislation removing the... Read more
Reversing Course, Big Ten Football Will Begin in October
There will be a Big Ten football season in 2020, after all. After announcing it would not play fall sports in August, the conference reversed course on Wednesday, saying that football games would begin the weekend of October 24. At least 60 percent of the league administrators would have... Read more
MLB 2020 Playoffs, World Series to Use “Bubble” Format
Arlington, Texas will host World Series games in its inaugural season – whether or not the Rangers make it that far. Major League Baseball announced a uniquely structured postseason plan for the shortened 2020 season, taking a bubble format of sorts to ensure minimal exposure to the coronavirus down... Read more
Live Nation Furloughs Hundreds in Latest Round of Cuts
Recently reported cuts at Cleveland’s House of Blues location appear to have just been the tip of the iceberg, as hundreds have reportedly been furloughed by Live Nation Entertainment as the governmental restrictions on live events continue across the globe. The Wiltern in Los Angeles lost nearly 700 positions,... Read more
Dallas Cowboys Single Game Ticket Sale Halted Amid Technical Issues
Excitement quickly gave way to frustration for Dallas Cowboys fans this week, as technical issues caused the sale of single game tickets for the upcoming season to grind to a halt. The issues caused the sale to be put on hold while the issues are worked out by SeatGeek.... Read more
TicketNetwork CEO Launches Custom Mask Frame Manufacturing Business
With the live events and ticketing at a virtual standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TicketNetwork CEO Don Vaccaro has launched a new – and drastically different – company. The longtime secondary ticketing leader and entrepreneur recently launched Connecticut Biotech, which licenses and manufactures custom 3D printed Secure Fit... Read more
New York Bar, Venue Owners Sue Over COVID-19 Shutdowns
A group of New York business owners have filed a lawsuit against the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) over what they call “unconstitutional” shutdowns of their business operations as a precaution amid COVID-19. The group, which includes bar owners and venue operators who host live music as a... Read more