UEFA Finals See Ticket Chaos After Fans Forced to Black Market
Accusations and blame are flying around Europe following a fiasco at the UEFA Champions League Final last weekend in Paris, which saw the start of the game delayed when thousands of fans were trapped in poorly managed queues by ticketing issues. The game itself was delayed at the start... Read more
World Ticket Conference Ready for Big Crowd as 2022 Event Approaches
The ticketing world is just over one month away from its annual sojourn to Las Vegas, with the World Ticket Conference in the final stage of preparations before its return to The Venetian on July 13-15. WTC, which is combined for 2022 with Ticket Summit, is expected to draw... Read more
Ticketmaster, AMB Sports Extend Atlanta Teams Deal
AMB Sports and Entertainment, which controls the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, MLS’s Atlanta United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, has extended its existing deal that makes Ticketmaster the ticketing partner for the teams and all events at the Atlanta facility. “AMB Sports and Entertainment are known for pushing the envelope and pioneering... Read more
Professional Fighters League Partners With TicketSmarter, LN
The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has made two consecutive announcements recently regarding their new ticketing and promotional partners. The first one is an agreement in which TicketSmarter is going to serve as primary ticketing service for PFL. According to the news release by PFL, TicketSmarter will gain exclusive marketing... Read more
Viagogo Loses Appeal of $7M Fine in Australia
Viagogo, secondary ticket platform and the parent company of StubHub, is ordered to pay A$7 million (around 5 million US dollars) fine for misguiding Australian consumers during concert and sports tickets resale operations conducted in 2017. Ruled by the Federal Court of Australia, the decision of penalty came after... Read more
StubHub’s Motion for Arbitration of COVID Refund Lawsuit Declined
StubHub could not manage to compel arbitration of refund denial claims by plaintiffs who bought tickets via its mobile application, since it has failed to show an arbitration provision notice for the customers, as U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam ruled. The consumers demanded refunds for the canceled or rescheduled... Read more
Ticketmaster Apologizes After Bruce Springsteen Ticket Sales Meltdown
A “technical issue” caused serious issues during the initial ticket sale for upcoming Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tickets, prompting an apology from Ticketmaster. The Boss recently announced plans for extensive touring in 2023, including two North American legs that have yet to be announced, and a... Read more
Vivid Seats Targeted by Class Action Lawsuit Over “Hidden Fees”
A proposed class action lawsuit filed in California alleges Vivid Seats uses “bait-and-switch” tactics, deceiving consumers by showing artificially low prices and then adding fees at the last step of the transaction. Such practices, commonly referred to as “drip pricing” have come increasingly under fire by consumers and regulators... Read more
SeatGeek, RedBall Terminate Merger Plans, Keep Ticket Company Private
SeatGeek and RedBall Acquisition Corp announced Wednesday that their plans to merge and bring the ticket company public have been terminated. The deal was scuttled “as a result of current unfavorable market conditions, particularly impacting growth technology companies,” according to the announcement. Plans for the companies to merge had... Read more
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