Texas Rangers Open Season With Near Full-Capacity Crowd of 38,282
Baseball is back, and so are fans – particularly in Texas. The Rangers opened their doors this week to a crowd of 38,232, not including numerous tickets gifted to health care workers – making the game sellout. The game is believed to be the highest attendance event since the... Read more
NFL Planning on Full Stadiums for Fall 2021, Per Commissioner
If the National Football League has its way, there will be fans in the stands for the 2021 season when things kick off this fall – at full capacity, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell. “All of us in the NFL want to see every one of our fans... Read more
California Authorities to Allow Indoor Crowds Beginning April 15
Consumers in California will once again be allowed to attend events in person, even indoors, beginning on April 15. The state is loosening restrictions on in-person events for the first time in over a year due to rapidly declining COVID rates across most of the most populous states’ 58... Read more
Nathan Lane, Savion Glover Take Broadway’s First Bows Since March ’20
For just over 30 minutes on Sunday, Broadway was open for business. Veteran performers and Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Savion Glover took the stage at the St. James Theater, bringing the lights up on the Great White Way for the first time after a closure that has... Read more
Masonic Cleveland Sues Live Nation, Claims $90 Million in Damages
The ownership of Cleveland venue has filed a lawsuit against Live Nation Entertainment, claiming nearly $100 million in damages after a brief business relationship went south in 2019. TempleLive, which owns and operates the Masonic Cleveland space, alleges that the promotional and ticketing behemoth is in violation of both... Read more
Foo Fighters, Lizzo  Among Headliners for Bonnaroo’s September Return
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival announced its planned lineup for 2021, returning to the farm for four days of performances beginning Thursday, September 2. The event is celebrating its 20th anniversary, returning this fall after missing its 2020 event due to the pandemic. The Friday-Sunday slates each have a... Read more
Vivid Seats May Bring Company Public, Despite Recent Controversies
Vivid Seats is reportedly in talks to go public, a move said to be in “advanced talks” despite recent legal controversies related to the ticket resale marketplace and one of its principal investors. The Chicago-based company is reported to be in negotiations with Horizon Acquisition Corp. for the move,... Read more
Arizona Governor Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions on Businesses, Events
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey lifted restrictions on businesses and events in the state, effectively paving the way for live events to return at the discretion of event operators and venues. The Republican  announced the changes Thursday, alongside a new rule prohibiting local authorities from enforcing mask mandates outside of... Read more
Vivid Seats Proposes $7.5 Million Settlement Over Cancellation Claims
Vivid Seats is hoping to put a class action to bed with a multi-million dollar settlement, according to Law360.com. The lawsuit involves consumer claims that the resale platform discontinued an existing refund policy due to the pandemic, and attempted to make it retroactive to events that were cancelled due... Read more
UK Regulator Greenlights Plan for Viagogo-StubHub Merger
More than a year after StubHub’s purchase by Viagogo was announced, the merger is expected to begin moving forward once again with the blessing of the Competition and Markets Authority of the UK. The competition regulator said it “proposes to accept” a plan for StubHub to spin off its... Read more