The University of Kansas this week said five former KU athletics staff members and a consultant were allegedly implicated in a scheme to sell 17,609 men’s basketball tickets and 2,181 football tickets from 2005-10. The total loss to the university is $1.03 million, though that figure could rise to... Read more
In an attempt to force legislators to act, New York Gov. David Paterson is now calling for the state’s old ticket resale law – which took effect May 16 – to be enforced, a move that could potentially have far-reaching consequences for the event ticketing industry for at least... Read more
A legal fight between Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose and Live Nation Entertainment Executive Chairman Irving Azoff escalated this week when Rose sued the powerful artist manager for alleged bullying tactics as part of a plan to try to manipulate Rose into touring again with the original members... Read more
While New York’s ticket resale law expired on May 15, state legislators were continuing to hash out new language on separate Assembly and Senate bills this week, and it will likely be next week at the earliest before the matter is resolved. Multiple bills are floating around the two... Read more
In a move to buy some time while officials continue to negotiate new provisions, Gov. David Paterson has sent a letter to legislators seeking to extend the current ticket resale law for another week. The measure is set to expire tomorrow, May 15. Whether the letter will have any... Read more
With the NBA and NHL playoffs in full swing, ticket brokers are seeing an uptick in orders, but according to two mass emails sent out through the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) over the past several days, those same brokers are also being warned about instances of alleged... Read more
A bill that would have required venues, artists and promoters to disclose ticket availability information in Connecticut was killed by a deadlocked vote in the state legislature’s Judiciary Committee Monday, April 12. The committee vote ended in a 20-20 tie, despite the above mentioned transparency language being stricken from... Read more
Following reports of politicians in and around former Gov. Jon Corzine’s office allegedly receiving special treatment in acquiring event tickets, current New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has tapped one of his legal colleagues to conduct a review of the ticketing policies at the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority... Read more
Gene Hammett, the Georgia-based ticket broker at the heart of the alleged Winter Olympics ticketing scandal, is fighting back in an effort to clear his name and retrieve the millions of dollars he reportedly lost in the blown transaction. Late last week, Hammett filed a counter-lawsuit in Los Angeles... Read more
New York State, one of the nation’s most active and lucrative markets for event ticket resale, could continue to be an open market for brokers and fans for two more years under a proposal to extend the state’s ticket reselling statutes. The state began allowing unfettered ticket resale in... Read more