Horizon Shareholders Approve Vivid Seats Deal; Closing Planned for Monday
Shareholders of Horizon Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: HZAC) approved the proposed merger deal that will bring Vivid Seats public at an October 14th meeting. Plans are that the deal will be closed on Monday, October 18, according to an announcement by both companies. Approximately 95.5% of the votes cast at... Read more
Live Nation Signs Deal to Develop New Arena in Lyon, France
Live Nation and OL Group announced the signing of a long term deal that will start with the creation of the Lyon-Decines Arena in France. The venue is planned to have a capacity of approximately 16,000 and will host approximately 100 concerts and sporting events per year. The arena... Read more
Live Nation, Oak View Group Partner on New Arena in Brazil
Live Nation Entertainment, Oak View Group, and GL events are partnering to develop a new 20,000 seat arena in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, which is expected to break ground next year and open in 2024. The development will be located in the city’s ANHEMBI entertainment district, which... Read more
Cheyenne Frontier Days Announces AXS as Ticketing Partner
Fresh off a record return to operations in 2021, Cheyenne Frontier Days has switched its ticketing operations to AXS for 2022 and beyond. The event, which bills itself as the World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo & Western Celebration, saw 267,369 attendees between its rodeo and concert attractions in 2021, which... Read more
PA Attorney General Sues Comic Con Operator Over Ticket Refunds
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has filed a lawsuit against an event operator for allegedly failing to issue ticket refunds from a planned comic convention that was initially scheduled for April of 2020. The Great Philadelphia Comic Con was initially scheduled for the spring of 2020, postponed to the... Read more
SeatGeek, RedBall Announce Merger, Bringing Ticketing Company Public
Another ticketing company is going public, as SeatGeek and RedBall Acquisition Corp confirmed rumors that they were working on a deal, announcing plans to merge. The deal values SeatGeek at approximately $1.35 billion, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022. The story was leaked last... Read more
What Is The Process of Bitcoin Mining?
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that operates as a sovereign system. Even though it has no direct relationship to any real-world money and is not regulated by any governmental or centralized authority, it is capable of (and often is) being used to buy real-world goods from big merchants such as... Read more
BTS at SoFi: 300,000+ Tickets Sold, Zero to General Public
Demand for a four-show run at SoFi Stadium in California by BTS was so high, it’s causing some superfans of the KPop outfit to consider trying to retaliate against LA Chargers and Rams fans. That’s the kind of week it has been in ticketing, as the wildly popular group’s... Read more
Live Nation Venues Among Targets of Florida Officials Over Mandates
A large number of live entertainment spaces in Florida have found themselves targeted by the Florida Department of Health for potential fines, according to numerous reports. The venues are among hundreds of private entities that state officials say are in violation of the state’s ban on vaccine passports, which... Read more
Nashville Superspeedway Partners with ASM Global for Concerts
Nashville Superspeedway announced it has entered a partnership with ASM Global to bring concerts and festivals to its location in the middle-Tennessee region. The deal, which is non-exclusive and began on September 28 of this year, is the first for an auto-racing venue in the ASM portfolio. “As the... Read more