TicketReturn Adds Norway Savings Bank Arena To Client Roster
TicketReturn’s total box office solution will empower Twin City Thunder fans and Auburn, Maine residents to purchase tickets and season plans online TicketReturn is proud to add the Norway Savings Bank Arena (Auburn, Maine) as a new member of its client roster. The arena will take advantage of TicketReturn’s... Read more
NATB Accuses Vegas Golden Knights of Backdoor Secondary Sales
A representative of the National Association of Ticket Brokers has accused the Las Vegas Golden Knights of seizing tickets from fans to sell them at inflated prices. Gary Adler, the NATB’s executive director and counsel, levied the charges in a statement provided to LVSportsBiz.com following numerous stories of the... Read more
Senators Moran, Blumenthal Question Ticketmaster Practices
United States Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have composed a letter with several questions for Live Nation Entertainment CEO Michael Rapino in the wake of last week’s CBC/Toronto Star reporting Ticketmaster resale practices. The chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer... Read more
Ticketmaster Facing Class-Action Lawsuits for Alleged Anti-Consumer Policies
At least two class action lawsuits are brewing against Ticketmaster in the wake of this week’s reporting by the CBC and Toronto Star on the company’s pro-broker resale operations. One stems from a Regina, Saskatchawan-based lawyer who told CTV he has been working on the lawsuit for six months.... Read more
Ticketmaster Resale Under Fire After Scathing Reports
Ticketmaster is under fire from multiple media outlets in the wake of reports by the CBC and the Toronto Star that outlined pro-broker programs the ticketing giant operates. The reports, which discussed the company’s resale branch and its policies, as well as indications that it turns a blind eye... Read more
AEG Venues Drop StubHub In Favor of AXS for Resale
Venues in the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) portfolio are dropping their partnership with StubHub, which saw the eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) subsidiary serve as the official resale marketplace for those venues since 2012, according to reporting by the Wall Street Journal. Venues affected by this change include the Staples Center... Read more
Numerous Businesses at Risk Over NY AG’s Broad Interpretation of Law
The business models of Todaytix.com and practically every other ticket resale business, along with businesses offering hotel rooms and even the dairy farming industry could be in peril, according to the New York Attorney General’s stance regarding selling items before ownership, a source with knowledge of the AG’s thinking... Read more
Brett Kavanaugh Says Baseball Ticket Debts Were Above-Board
Embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been grilled by Democratic members of the Senate Judicial Committee hoping to forestall his lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land, says the hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt he incurred related to the purchase of Washington Nationals... Read more
David Wright Retirement Sends Mets Prices Through the Roof
At an emotional press conference on Thursday, David Wright and the New York Mets announced that he would be returning from a two and a half year absence to start at third base on September 29 against the Miami Marlins – and that it would likely be the final... Read more
Report: AEG, Azoff MSG End Contentious “Block Booking” Fight
Billboard is reporting that AEG Presents has stopped its practice of “block booking” London’s O2 Arena with the Staples Center in Los Angeles, a measure that will likely end a lawsuit brought by Ozzy Osborne arguing that the practice violated anti-trust rules. Chief Executive Jay Marciano told Billboard that... Read more