Wisconsin Resident Sues StubHub Over Voucher Policy Switch
A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against StubHub, according to a report by Law360.com. The lawsuit is over the ticket resale giant’s recent shift from providing refunds to cancelled events to providing vouchers worth 120% of the order value. The change, announced last week, has caused some... Read more
EU Governments Move to Allowing Ticket Vouchers Over Refunds
Governments in three European Union countries are considering measures that would allow event organizers to offer vouchers, rather than refunds, to compensate consumers for cancelled events in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the event ecosystem. IQ Magazine reports that governments in Italy, Germany and Poland... Read more
Chaffee County Pushes Back Live Nation Payment For Seven Peaks Festival
The payment for Live Nation’s Seven Peaks Concert does not need to be paid at this time, Chaffee County commisioners voted in a special meeting this week. In order to cover the country’s costs, which includes hiring additional law enforcement and emergency personnel, the agreement requires a 20 percent... Read more
CTS EVENTIM: Forecast For 2020 Financial Year Withdrawn Due to Corona Crisis
Due to the current uncertainties surrounding the further development of the Corona crisis and its impacts, the Management Board takes the view that it is currently not possible to issue a sufficiently reliable and specific new forecast for the 2020 financial year. In the 2019 Annual Report published in... Read more
Survey Shows Consumers Hesitant To Return To Concert Crowds
While the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, the live event industry, as well as the sporting world, has been completely halted. Movie theaters, restaurants, churches, and all Broadway shows have closed. At this point, people are being ordered to stay inside, but according to a new survey, people... Read more
Worldwide Covid-19 Cases Pass 1 Million Confirmed Count
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend life and live events across the globe, Thursday saw another milestone hit – one million confirmed cases worldwide. The United States accounts for nearly a quarter of them – with 240,395 according to https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/. New York and surrounding states continue to serve... Read more
Denver City Council Questions AEG, Live Nation Contracts in Light of Virus
Although Denver’s iconic concert venue Red Rocks Amphitheater is currently a ghost town amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Denver City Council voted on two taxpayer-funded contracts with AEG and Live Nation. According to DenverRite, the agreements with the world’s two largest concert promoters totaled $10.5 million and are good... Read more
NHL Executives Ramp Up COVID-19 Relief Efforts
A handful of executives in the NHL are helping support their communities during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The New Jersey Devils managing partners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, through Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, donated six-figures to RWJBarnabas’ Health Emergency Response Fund, which will help get medical equipment... Read more
Seattle’s CenturyLink Field To Become Temporary Hospital Site
White CenturyLink Field is usually home to the Seattle Seahawks, the stadium will now be converted into a temporary hospital for non-COVID-19 patients in the area. Washington state has been a hot spot for coronavirus, killing 195 people and infecting more than 4,000 people. Now, as hospitals are filled... Read more
StubHub Issues Response To Voucher Policy Frustration
Earlier this week, StubHub announced a change in its ticket policies during the COVID-19 pandemic and informed customers that cancelled events are now eligible to receive a voucher, rather than a refund. Following backlash from customers, the ticketing company responded in a statement this week. On Friday, news broke... Read more