Pac-12 Moves Fall Sports to Conference-Only Schedule
College sports saw its third Division I conference announce a substantial alteration of its fall athletics landscape, as the Pac-12 indicated Friday evening that it would have conference-only schedules amid the coronavirus pandemic. Impacted sports include Football, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball. “The health and safety of... Read more
New Jersey Considering Bill Protecting Consumer Ticket Rights
New Jersey’s legislature is currently considering legislation designed to protect consumer ticket rights for events held in the state, as well as requiring that fees be disclosed up front when tickets are sold. The bill was introduced earlier this month by Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer, a republican who represents... Read more
Live Nation Sued for Racial, Gender Discrimination by Furloughed Staffer
Candace Newman filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging that Live Nation Entertainment retaliated against her for complaints about racial and gender discrimination, then let her go recently while using COVID-19 staffing reductions as an excuse, Variety is reporting. She worked for the entertainment giant... Read more
Blake Shelton to Launch Encore Drive-In Nights Concert Series
Blake Shelton will be joined by special guests Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins for a July 25 performance airing at drive-in theaters and across the country, launching the Encore Drive-In Nights series, according to an announcement Wednesday. The show follows a similar set-up to Garth Brooks’ recent performance aired... Read more
Ivy League Shuts Down Intercollegiate Athletics for Fall Season
The Ivy League announced Wednesday afternoon that its member institutions would not participate in sports in the fall, with no date set for resuming play as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the sports and entertainment world. No date is set for sports to return, or whether the participation... Read more
Baltimore Ravens Defer Season Tickets, Reduce Capacity by 80%
Attendance will be drastically reduced at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium in 2020, as the team announced it would be allowing no more than 14,000 at events amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the potential for less depending on circumstances. The reduction was announced alongside the team’s decision to halt all... Read more
Kansas City Chiefs Void Tickets in Anticipation of Reduced Capacity
Rather than wait for the NFL’s guidelines for reduced capacity on the upcoming season to figure out how to accommodate season ticket members and other ticket buyers, the defending Super Bowl champions are wiping the slate clean. The Kansas City Chiefs informed fans Wednesday that all existing season tickets... Read more
Colombia Football Officials Fined Millions Over World Cup Ticket Scam
Colombia’s Football Federation (FCF) was fined millions over the resale of tickets to matches surrounding the 2018 FIFA World Cup, authorities announced Monday. An investigation by the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC) found that the Federation, executives, and associated companies formed “a cartel to detour tickets with the... Read more
UK Government Announces £1.57 Billion Arts & Culture Rescue Package
Arts and Culture organizations in the United Kingdom pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic will receive government aid, announced Sunday. The British government is building a rescue package worth a reported £1.57 billion aimed at supporting the sector, which faces a near-complete shutdown for the time being as large-scale gatherings... Read more
MLB, Ticketmaster Ask Court to Pause Discovery in COVID-19 Refund Lawsuit
Major League Baseball and all of its teams joined its ticketing partners including Ticketmaster and StubHub in asking the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to put discovery on hold in a class action lawsuit over refunds related to games cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit, filed... Read more