Alan Seiden, a New York basketball legend and former ticket broker, died Saturday, May 3, two and half years after suffering a debilitating stroke. He was 71 years old. Seiden first starred on the basketball court in the mid-1950s for the Jamaica (NY) High School team, leading them to... Read more
Soccer match tickets achieved unprecedented status this week on the international travel scene. In a first, fans traveling to Moscow for the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League final on May 21 will be permitted to substitute their match ticket for a visa, the Russian government announced... Read more
“WWE® Reports 2008 First Quarter Results” STAMFORD, Conn. (World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.) May 6, 2008 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2008. Revenues totaled $162.6 million as compared to $107.4 million in the comparable prior year quarter. Operating... Read more
The legendary Neil Diamond has edged the hit musical Wicked out of the number one position in TicketNews’s exclusive top events rankings for the week of April 28 – May 4, 2008. Diamond rose up from his second place finish last week to oust “Wicked” from its month-long run... Read more
Sweet Caroline! Legendary singer/ songwriter Neil Diamond has taken TicketNews’s exclusive Top Events Rankings by force for the week of April 21 – April 27, 2008. This living legend climbed from 15th to second place over the past week as tickets for his highly anticipated North American tour have... Read more
In the state of Massachusetts, like many states before it, ticket resale laws have been a combative political issue, but with many states lifting the regulations on reselling tickets, the Bay State may be the next in line. But, a controversy has erupted over some of the behind-the-scenes moves... Read more
“Qwest Center Omaha Renews Ticketmaster Partnership” OMAHA, Neb. (PRNewswire) May 2, 2008 — Qwest Center Omaha has renewed a long standing partnership with Ticketmaster, the world’s leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company. Ticketmaster will continue to provide sales and marketing services for Qwest Center Omaha’s full roster of... Read more
Ticketmaster has acquired the assets of SLO Limited, Inc., a leading provider of VIP ticketing services to major touring artists and special events. The company was founded in 2002 by industry veteran Shelley Lazar, who is also its CEO. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. SLO has... Read more
Broadway ticket sales continued to improve for the week ending April 27, as the warmer weather appears to be heating up box office receipts. Total ticket sales (excluding Young Frankenstein, which is still not reporting figures) reached $20,335,690, an improvement over the prior week’s gross of $18,791,333 and only... Read more
“VERITIX RECRUITS 20-YEAR SPORTS AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TICKETING VETERAN” Cleveland, OH (Veritix) April 29, 2008 – Veritix, the sports and entertainment industry’s leader in digital ticketing and relationship marketing applications, today announced that Jeff Kline has joined the company as President with responsibility for Sales, Marketing and Client Services.... Read more