Sports Illustrated Launches Disruption Ticketing Bid With Venmo Focus
Sports Illustrated announced a new ticketing retail platform this week, SI Tix, with hopes of disrupting the traditional resale marketplace system. Beyond the weight that the brand itself carries, particularly with sports fans, SI Tix is attempting to poach customers from outfits like StubHub and Vivid Seats by offering... Read more
Older Packers Fans Feel “Forced Out” by Team in Mobile-Only Transition
The Green Bay Packers are among the many teams using the disruption of COVID to force customers to an exclusively mobile-only ticketing system, and some of the team’s fans are venting their frustration over the decision. Green Bay, which has a unique “community” ownership setup, announced earlier this month... Read more
ASM Global, Ticketmaster Extend Deal on Strength of Data Harvesting
ASM Global and Ticketmaster announced an extension of their partnership Tuesday. The agreement will keep the Live Nation Entertainment-owned ticketing giant as the vendor serving a number of ASM’s North American properties, which include stadiums, arenas and convention centers. “With amazing content in all of our venues as a... Read more
New York Passes Ticketing Rights Law Extension; Is New Jersey Next?
With just weeks to go before the law defining New York’s ticketing rights landscape was set to expire, the Assembly and Senate agreed on a one-year extension of the current law, which was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday. This extends the currently existing protections for ticket holders... Read more
Vivid Seats Speculative Tickets for Springsteen Taken Down After Scrutiny
Faced with media push-back over speculative ticket listings for upcoming Springsteen on Broadway performances, Vivid Seats took the listings down, and claimed they were mistakenly in place, according to NJ.com. The denial came despite Vivid Seats speculative tickets being marked as “zone seats” – a common reference to tickets... Read more
Foo Fighters to Reopen Madison Square Garden at Full Capacity June 20
Madison Square Garden will be rocking in less than two weeks, at least for those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The Foo Fighters announced plans to reopen the venue to its first full capacity crowd since March 2020, performing at the midtown New York venue June 20. Tickets... Read more
New York Legislature Agrees on One-Year Extension of Existing Ticketing Laws
Ticketing for live event tickets in the state of New York will remain at the current status-quo, for at least one more year. Senator James Skoufis and Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell issued a joint statement Monday afternoon indicating that they had agreed in principle to a one-year extension of the... Read more
Springsteen on Broadway to Return to Stage for Limited Summer Stint
Broadway’s return timetable moved up again Monday, and in a big way. Bruce Springsteen announced that he is bringing back “Springsteen on Broadway” for a limited summer run, opening June 26 at the St. James. “I loved doing Springsteen on Broadway and I’m thrilled to have been asked to... Read more
Kaufman: Insulting Ticketing Tactics Sadly a New Normal
Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the term New Normal has been bandied about as a choice cliché when discussing the ways in which we’ve had to adapt our lifestyles. Would the changes we adopted to mitigate the disease such as social distancing, mask wearing, Zoom meetings, and... Read more
High Billie Eilish Ticket Prices Draw Criticism From Fans
Billie Eilish ticket prices are catching some flack from the singers fans, as her Happer Than Ever World Tour tickets go on sale this week. Eilish, who announced her 2022 World Tour last week and used the Ticketmaster Verified Fan system to gauge fan demand and likely influence dynamic... Read more