USMTG Looks to Expand Footprint, Charity Work in 2017
(Photo: Former Nevada State Rep. Wendell Williams presents Allen Shelton, Jr. with the USMTG’s scholarship in Las Vegas, joined by his family) It’s well established that any industry conference is a chance to rub elbows, learn a few things, and maybe generate a little new business. That was one... Read more
Fees Send Mayweather-McGregor “Get In” Price Soaring on Most Websites
Much has been made of the prices and sales figures on the upcoming showdown between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Conor McGregor. Less than two weeks remain before the August 26th fight night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where Mayweather-McGregor hopes to break the sales record previously set by... Read more
Utah Lawmaker Pitches Resale Limit Laws After Being Gouged
Utah State Rep. Lynn Hemmingway is making a second attempt at passing a law capping ticket markup in Utah resale, having failed to gain traction in 2010. The Democrat told the Salt Lake Tribune that this effort is inspired by a recent experience where he had to pay exorbitant... Read more
Miami Heat Make Move to Mobile-Only Ticketing
Want to catch the Miami Heat during the upcoming season at American Airlines Arena? Don’t forget your phone. The NBA franchise, which briefly ruled the league before Lebron James opted to head back to Cleveland and broke up the championship triumvirate he led with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade,... Read more
Reuters Report: Amazon Preparing to Enter Ticketing Biz in U.S.
(Main Amazon ticket image via TechCrunch) Amazon may be taking its market disruption business model into a new space, according to a report from Reuters on Thursday afternoon. Having already dominated the online retail marketplace and seen success in other realms, such as the thriving Washington Post, the Jeff... Read more
Opinion: Holdbacks Should Set Springsteen-Scheniderman Showdown
Fans are frothing at the mouth for a shot to catch Bruce Springsteen in his recently announced fall residency on Broadway. The Walter Kerr Theatre, with its sub-1,000 capacity, is a remarkably intimate venue where the legendary rocker will perform songs, interact with the crowd, and read from his... Read more
Will Push For Millennials Cost Live Nation NFL Exclusivity?
As the National Football League looks to grow its appeal to younger audiences, Ticketmaster’s near-monopolistic control over the league’s ticketing process may be coming to a close. The NFL, which has already experimented with Millennial-targeted actions like broadcasting games on Twitter in 2016 and Amazon.com this coming fall, may... Read more
NATB Looks Forward as Industry Continues to Expand
The second week in July was a big one in the ticketing business. Basically everyone of consequence in the secondary marketplaces packed up and headed to Las Vegas as a pair of key conferences got underway on the strip. One, the World Ticket Conference (WTC), saw the National Association... Read more
Costco to Offer AXS Tickets in New Arrangement
Everybody loves Costco. It’s an immutable fact of modern life. But will they add tickets to their bulk purchases? AXS hopes so. The AEG ticketing platform announced a partnership with the retail giant to sell tickets for AEG and other events, according to Dave Brooks in Billboard Magazine. Part of... Read more
Shady Dealings Scaring Away Mayweather-McGregor Sales?
by Erica LaCentra, Special to TicketNews There are a number of reasons why sales for the August 26th fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have slumped. Prices, even at face value, are astronomically high and purchase was limited to local pickup only, to name two (there are many... Read more