Ticket Summit 2018 Set for July at Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Ticket Summit, the leading conference and trade show for ticketing and live entertainment professionals, announced that it will be holding its 2018 edition on July 16-18 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be the first time for the event at that venue, a AAA Four Diamond... Read more
Venue Giant SMG Acquired by Onex Corporation
SMG, a leading venue management company with a portfolio of some 500 arenas, stadia, theatres, amphitheatres and convention centers across North America, Europe and Asia, has been acquired by Toronto-based private-equity firm Onex Corporation in partnership with SMG’s existing management team, Northlane Capital Partners, Onex announced today. A potential purchase by Live... Read more
What does 2018 Hold for the Secondary Ticket Market? More Voices Chime In
by David Wakeman, Special to TicketNews I posted a piece with predictions for the secondary ticket market in 2018, but I have more predictions…so I need to do a part 2. Again, I asked people in the ticket industry…what is the biggest challenge and biggest opportunity in growing the industry in... Read more
There’s an Entire Digital World Out There – Time for Ticketing to Embrace it
by Mike Guiffre, Special to TicketNews While booking a flight last month for a quick trip back to Pittsburgh for my mom’s birthday party I immediately went to www.expedia.com. Even after moving to Dallas a few years back and going all in on DFW based American Airlines including racking... Read more
U2 Tour Bundle Boosts a Poorly Reviewed ‘Songs of Experience’
U2’s newest studio album, Songs of Experience, was released December 1. It has received lukewarm reviews from fans and critics alike, but Billboard reports that it will likely debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Why? Every concert ticket they sold on the corresponding tour included an album... Read more
NFL Sales Drop: Ticketing’s Role in the League’s Attendance Issues
Usually the NFL season brings a cacaphony of headlines about great games, on-field drama, and highlight performances. In 2017, however, there has been a heavy undercurrent of worry in addition to the usual Hank Williams-led fanfare of America’s most popular sport. Sales are down and fans are upset. Protest... Read more
Mohegan Sun Signs Exclusive Partnership With Webster Bank Arena
Uncasville, CT (December 6, 2017) – Mohegan Sun, the premier entertainment destination in the Northeast, announced today an exclusive partnership with the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. The three year, multiple-level agreement involves concerts, sporting events and sponsorships is effective immediately. “This is an exciting day as two... Read more
Etix Announces Acquisition of Interactive Ticketing
MORRISVILLE, N.C., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Etix, an international ticketing solutions provider with more than 55 million tickets sold in over 40 countries each year, announced today the growth acquisition of ticketing software company, Interactive Ticketing.  The acquisition follows October’s announcement of the purchase of ExtremeTix and TicketBiscuit. “Interactive Ticketing was the next step in our... Read more
What’s 2018 Hold for the Secondary Market? Ticket Brokers Weigh In
by Dave Wakeman, Special to Ticket News As we head into 2018, I reached out to a bunch of brokers and prominent thought leaders on tickets and the secondary market for their opinions on what would be the big challenges and opportunities for the industry in the new year.... Read more
How the NFL Will Monopolize on the “Super Bowl Experience”
The Super Bowl has always been more than just a game, bringing in football-crazy crowds from all over the country to create a huge tourism event, and Super Bowl 52 will be no different – maybe, though, even more entertainment-inclusive. Billboard writes that, “when Dave Matthews performs his “The Night Before”... Read more