Mayweather-McGregor Market Slipping as Fight Approaches?
With a little more than a week to go before fight night, prices for the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight took a slip today. For most of this week, the “get in” minimum for the much-hyped fight between the unbeaten boxer and the Irish MMA brawler has hovered around $2,000... Read more
Shania Twain Tour Announced; Presale Linked to T-Shirt Purchase
For Shania Twain fans, the phrase “been there, done that, got the t-shirt” has never been quite so literal. The singer announced details on a 2018 headlining tour on Thursday morning in support of her upcoming album “Now”. The tour will kick off in May of next year with... Read more
Paciolan Acquires TicketsWest; WestCoast Entertainment
Paciolan has acquired the assets of TicketsWest and WestCoast Entertainment from Red Lion Hotels Corporation, according to a release issued by the company on Wednesday. Both businesses, based in the Pacific Northwest, will continue to operate under their current names and logos, under the umbrella of Paciolan – the... Read more
Utah Jazz, Vivint Smart Home Arena Sign With Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster parent company Live Nation and the Utah Jazz announced an exclusive partnership for Vivint Smart Home Arena ticketing on Tuesday afternoon. The arena, located in Salt Lake City, is home to the NBA’s Jazz and other live events. The agreement also includes Smith Ballpark, home of the Salt... Read more
USMTG Looks to Expand Footprint, Charity Work in 2017
(Photo: Former Nevada State Rep. Wendell Williams presents Allen Shelton, Jr. with the USMTG’s scholarship in Las Vegas, joined by his family) It’s well established that any industry conference is a chance to rub elbows, learn a few things, and maybe generate a little new business. That was one... Read more
Vibe Tickets Appoints New Content Specialist, Expands to London
London, UK, (August 15, 2017)– Transparent social marketplace app, Vibe Tickets, has appointed Chris Cummins as head of content strategy as it opens its new office in London. Chris joins Vibe Tickets armed with experience from his time at ticketing giant Ticketmaster, where he built and launched its lifestyle blog.... Read more
Hamilton Ties New Batch of Tickets to “Verified Fan”
Fans looking for tickets to the still red-hot Broadway smash Hamilton will have their shot in a week – as long as Ticketmaster’s computers deem them worthy. According to a press release from Live Nation on Tuesday morning, an allocation of tickets going on sale Monday, August 21st will... Read more
Utah Lawmaker Pitches Resale Limit Laws After Being Gouged
Utah State Rep. Lynn Hemmingway is making a second attempt at passing a law capping ticket markup in Utah resale, having failed to gain traction in 2010. The Democrat told the Salt Lake Tribune that this effort is inspired by a recent experience where he had to pay exorbitant... Read more
Miami Heat Make Move to Mobile-Only Ticketing
Want to catch the Miami Heat during the upcoming season at American Airlines Arena? Don’t forget your phone. The NBA franchise, which briefly ruled the league before Lebron James opted to head back to Cleveland and broke up the championship triumvirate he led with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade,... Read more
Reuters Report: Amazon Preparing to Enter Ticketing Biz in U.S.
(Main Amazon ticket image via TechCrunch) Amazon may be taking its market disruption business model into a new space, according to a report from Reuters on Thursday afternoon. Having already dominated the online retail marketplace and seen success in other realms, such as the thriving Washington Post, the Jeff... Read more