Poker Pro Indicted For Alleged Fraud Against Ticket Operation’s Investors
Tickets to the world’s two most popular football events – the Super Bowl and World Cup – are at the center of an indictment handed down by a federal grand jury this week against a California man, according to the Orange County Register. Seyed Reza Ali Fazeli was charged... Read more
Beyhive Slams Ticketmaster After OTR Tour II Presale Meltdown
Beyonce and Jay-Z fans (particularly the notorious fan army of “Beyhive” denizens) are riled up after Wednesday’s presale for the upcoming On The Run II Tour saw major system collapses, costing some fans prime seats when the lights went out. Tickets for members of the Beyhive fan club were... Read more
Ontario Man “Heartbroken” After Ticketmaster Cancels “Double-Sold” Seat
A Welland, Ontario man was thrilled when he scored a floor ticket to see Paul Simon – his favorite musician – on his farewell tour. That joy turned to heartbreak two weeks later, when he received word from Ticketmaster that his seat was double-booked and he was the unlucky recipient of... Read more
U2 Fans Face Outrageous Prices for Final U.S. Tour Stop
U2 fans in Connecticut were presumably pumped when news broke earlier in March that the band would be performing its final stop on the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour at the Mohegan Sun Arena. But then the pricing came out. The band, which saw ticket prices dynamically dropped to meet... Read more
Hamilton Tickets Serve as Perfect (Unethical) Gifts for LA Lawmakers
As Hamilton continues its dominant run across American theatre and culture at large, the musical also continues to spark headlines and minor controversy wherever it goes. Whether it’s outrageous prices for Hamilton tickets on both the primary and secondary market, insider back-doors programmed to allow certain individuals to access... Read more
Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Yankees in Ticket Suit
A New York judge sided with a ticket broker that filed a lawsuit against the New York Yankees, issuing a temporary restraining order on Tuesday preventing the team from selling 49 of 52 tickets the club had canceled earlier this year. The brokers, of Maryland-based ASC Ticket Co., argue... Read more
Super Bowl LII Dominates February Top 40 Best-Selling Events
The second month of 2018 welcomed sales from sports, theatre, and musical performances – but was undeniably dominated by Super Bowl LII.  It’s hard to be surprised by this news; the biggest sporting event across the country has over 100 million TV viewers. Getting up-close to the action however,... Read more
Fyre Fest’s Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty to Fraud in New York
Billy McFarland, would-be promoter and architect of both the Fyre Festival debacle and a failed ticket brokering operation, has pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and could face up to ten years in prison. “I deeply regret my actions, and I apologize to my investors, team, family... Read more
SeatGeek Signs Up as Official Resale Platform for NFL
SeatGeek announced on Monday morning that it has joined StubHub as an official secondary outlet for National Football League tickets, expanding the league’s new “open” ticketing system. The move will integrate the resale platform with the league’s ticketing system, allowing for “verified” tickets to be sold there. “We’re thrilled... Read more
Mobile-Only Entry Fails Fans at Houston Garth Brooks Concert
A typo in an email and a myriad of failures in the mobile-only ticketing system conspired to turn a Garth Brooks concert at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo into a bit of a nightmare for fans this week, according to numerous reports. Rodeo officials apologized following the debacle,... Read more