A class action lawsuit filed in a U.S. District Court in California last week is challenging the practices of Ticketmaster and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) that together use a lottery system to distribute tickets for some of the NCAA’s hottest events, such as the NCAA Men’s Basketball... Read more
“The Rose Bowl selects AudienceView Ticketing to facilitate all ticketing and CRM” London, UK (AudienceView) – May 27, 2008 – AudienceView Ticketing announced today the signing of The Rose Bowl, home of one of the English domestic cricket league’s leading teams, Hampshire Cricket. The venue selected AudienceView’s comprehensive solution... Read more
For the week of May 19 – May 25, 2008 Tina Turner, American Idols Live!, and Madonna were the top three events, according to TicketNews’s exclusive rankings. With a power score of 5.93, Tina Turner showed she was simply the best through another week as the Overall Top Event.... Read more
“RazorGator Interactive Group Names John Wallace as General Manager, TicketOS” Los Angeles, CA (PR Newswire) May 23, 2008 — RazorGator Interactive Group, a leading full-service secondary ticket and event experience company in the sports and entertainment markets announces the appointment of John Wallace as the General Manager TicketOS, a... Read more
Secondary ticketing giant StubHub, already fighting a lawsuit filed by the City of Chicago over payment of sale tax for resold tickets, could find itself in court again, this time in New York. Details are sketchy, but city officials told the Daily News this week that they are monitoring... Read more
“Betfair and Viagogo Team Up to Give Sports Fans More For their Money” London, UK (PRWEB) May 23, 2008 — viagogo, Europe’s leading secondary ticketing exchange (www.viagogo.co.uk), today announced a partnership with Betfair, the world’s biggest online betting company, bringing great benefits to customers of both companies. viagogo fans... Read more
In a four-page memo to its members this week, the National Association of Ticket Brokers essentially vouched for Ticketmaster and TicketsNow in the companies’ efforts to address broker concerns, but the NATB said that it will continue to monitor the two especially as it relates to any government legislation... Read more
The New Jersey State Assembly this week passed a bill that will make it easier for every day citizens to resell tickets over the internet. New Jersey is one of only a handful of states that currently has strict regulations regarding ticket resale. The bill will allow for unlimited... Read more
“Fanprice.com Launches New Service” LOS ANGELES, CA (PRNewswire) May 20, 2008 — Fanprice, Inc., a new ticket exchange that lets fans set the price they want to pay for tickets, announces the launch of their revolutionary new service, Fanprice.com. The company will celebrate its national debut at the annual... Read more
“The E-Center Moves to Ticketmaster” SALT LAKE CITY, UT (PRNewswire) May 20, 2008 — The E-Center selected Ticketmaster, the world’s leading ticketing and marketing company, to serve as the exclusive ticketing provider for all events held at the venue. Under terms of the multi-year agreement, Ticketmaster is providing the... Read more