Vivid Seats Stock Rebounds After Buyback Plan Announced
Vivid Seats shares (NASDAQ: SEAT) have surged after a lengthy slide, rebounding briefly to above $9 per share Thursday after news its Board of Directors had authorized plans to buy back up to $40 million in outstanding stock. Prior to the announcement, share prices had been slumping, reaching as... Read more
Ticket Resale App Gametime Announces $30 Million Funding Round
Gametime, which touts itself as a last-minute source for game, concert, and show tickets, announced it has secured a $30 million round of funding. The investment will be put to use in accelerating the product development efforts of the platform, in hopes of engaging younger users and making its... Read more
Harry Styles Fans Furious Over Ticketmaster “Platinum” Ticket Prices
Harry Styles fans are venting their anger at Ticketmaster for the second time in less than a month, calling out the ticketing giant for the “platinum” pricing scheme put in place for tickets to the singer’s Love On Tour dates that went on sale this week. Despite there being... Read more
Chelsea FC Selling for $5.26 Billion to Group Led by Vivid Seats’ Boehly
The UK Government has approved the sale of Chelsea Football Club to a group led by Todd Boehly in a deal valued at more than $5 billion. The sale will put the English Premier League team into a portfolio of investments in sports and ticketing for Boehly, who also... Read more
Sporting News Announces Ticket Partnership With TicketSmarter
TicketSmarter and The Sporting News have announced a partnership that will bring tickets to the publication’s readership powered by the ticket resale company. The deal is the latest in a series of media partnerships for TicketSmarter, which is based in Kansas. As part of the deal, readers of The... Read more
Live Nation Venues Grabbed Millions in Independent Venue Pandemic Aid
A number of venues and affiliates received millions of dollars in pandemic relief intended to keep independent venues alive during the pandemic, according to reporting by the Washington Post analyzing Small Business Administration records. Nearly $19 million in aid was taken in by companies that are either direct subsidiaries... Read more
Broadway Announces Continued Mask Requirements Through End of June
Masks will remain a requirement at all 41 Broadway venues in New York for at least another month, according to The Broadway League. The extension will keep face masks a requirement through at least June 30, though the requirement that all patrons show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 ended... Read more
Ringling Bros. Circus Returns in September 2023 Without Animal Acts
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced the comeback of The Greatest Show on Earth with interactive live shows featuring extraordinary talented performers from around the world and no animal acts this time, according to Associated Press. The final performance of the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus... Read more
TicketSmarter to Become Official Ticketing Provider of FanSided
TicketSmarter announced a deal that makes it the official ticket provider of Fansided, a media company that brings millions of readers across its properties every month. The deal will expose the ticket resale marketplace to readers across more than 300 websites, an engaged group of sports fans across the... Read more
Increased Use of Mobile-Only Tickets a Major Issue for Millions
“Why can’t it always be like this,” wondered Bob Cocroft after Ticketmaster finally provided him with physical tickets to an upcoming Cirque du Soleil show in Ontario. The solution was finally presented to him after he contacted the media, following his being stonewalled by the ticketing company until that... Read more