StubHub Names Greg Mrva New Chief Financial Officer
Secondary ticketing site StubHub has appointed Greg Mrva as its new chief financial officer at the company’s San Francisco headquarters. Mrva is known as the former managing director of Global Internet Banking at Morgan Stanley and a graduate of Harvard Law. He has also held positions as vice president... Read more
Hockey Prices Could Fluctuate Due To Sports Gambling
Since the National Hockey League joined with MGM resorts as its “official sports wagering partner,” hockey ticket prices could change in the coming months. Following the Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that said the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 was unconstitutional, the NHL has been... Read more
Coalition Advocates For Ticket Fee To Promote The Arts In Columbus
Artists, patrons, and neighborhood leaders have teamed up to form a coalition in Columbus, hoping to sway residents’ opinions on a ticket tax. The coalition, Protect Art 4 Columbus, was formed to support the proposed admissions fee by the Greater Columbus Arts Council – which is now being considered... Read more
Former UMN Ticketing Director Charged In Ticket Fraud Scheme
The former head of sports ticket sales at the University of Minnesota was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office with one count of wire fraud on Tuesday. Brent Holck, 37, was the assistant athletic director of sales and services at UMN before being terminated in January 2017. Holck had... Read more
FlipTix Announces Partnership With Stage Left Entertainment
The mobile technology company FlipTix has announced a partnership with the live event company Stage Left Entertainment to allow concertgoers to “flip” their tickets if they leave a show early. According to FlipTix, 30 percent of attendees leave a show early, which means fans have the ability to gain... Read more
Craig Carton Fraud Trial Continues, Barclays Center Executives Testify
During the ticket fraud trial for former sports-talk-radio celebrity Craig Carton, two top Barclays Center executives and a Rockland County loan shark testified and shared incriminating information. Carton, who hosted a radio show with former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, was charged with fraud in New York last year. He... Read more
Live Nation Entertainment Reveals 2018 Third Quarter Financial Results
Live Nation Entertainment has released its third quarter financial results, which is the company’s “best quarter yet.” The ticketing giant revealed that revenue is up 11 percent, totaling a staggering $3.8 billion this quarter. Operating income and adjusted operating income both increase by 16 percent, while sponsorship and advertising... Read more
Michigan Bill Could Legalize Ticket Scalping If Passed In Senate
While Michigan law currently prohibits a person from reselling an event ticket above its face value, that could all change if legislation to decriminalize ticket scalping passes in the Senate. State Representative Tim Kelly (R-Saginaw) is sponsoring the legislation; in October, the bill passed the Michigan House with a... Read more
Red Sox Fan Gets $650 World Series Ticket Stolen From Instagram
After scoring tickets to Game 2 of the World Series, a Boston Red Sox fan excitedly posted a photo of the tickets to Instagram – setting up the perfect opportunity for a ticket scammer. A 28-year-old after-school instructor from Wellesley, Massachusetts, Robbie Johnson, received tickets to Wednesday’s game at... Read more
Vassilatos, Bednyak Out at Vivid Seats, Grubhub Exec Named CEO
Vivid Seats has announced the hiring of Stan Chia as new Chief Executive Officer, joining the Chicago-based ticket resale company from Grubhub, where he had served as Chief Operating Officer. Co-founders Eric Vassilatos, who had been CEO, and Jerry Bednyak will serve as co-chairmen of the board of directors... Read more