Ticket Resale Could Play Role in Supreme Court Confirmation Fight
As the likely battle over the nomination of conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court heats up, tickets have taken an unexpected place in the discussion. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Kavanaugh, who currently serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the District... Read more
Ticketmaster Suit Continues Against Broker For Illegal Bot Use
Ticketmaster filed a lawsuit against the Connecticut-based broker Prestige Entertainment last year for allegedly using illegal technology “bots” to score thousands of popular tickets to re-sell. In 2015, Prestige Entertainment purchased a large amount of tickets from the site for a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.... Read more
Ticket Broker Gifts Two Marines Stanley Cup Tickets After Scam
A scammer ripped off a pair of U.S. Marines with a bogus listing for two tickets to the Stanley Cup finals on Craigslist, but the story had a happy ending when a ticket broker – Roger Jones of VegasTickets.com – saw coverage of the fraud on the news and... Read more
Ed Sheeran’s Management Admits to Selling Directly to Resellers
In the middle of a crackdown on Ed Sheeran tickets purchased on the secondary market for his current tour in the UK – leading to major fan complaints – Ed Sheeran’s management has admitted to selling tickets directly at least one operator in the secondary market on past tours.... Read more
Atlanta Hamilton Fans Find Jacked-Up Prices Following Day One Inventory Holdback
As has been the case at every location that Lin Manuel Miranda’s hip hop/history tour de force Hamilton has set up shop, the performance saw major demand as it went on sale in Atlanta last month. Fans hoping to score tickets were met with long delays as the system queued... Read more
Ticket Resale for World Cup Reportedly Carrying Penalties Near $40K
Woe to those who run afoul of the Russian authorities at this summer’s FIFA World Cup, as something as harmless as re-selling a ticket to the world’s most popular sporting event could lead to fines as heavy as $37,000, according to a recent post by RadioAustralia. “Security around stadiums... Read more
Police Arrest Four in Omaha While Online Resale Dominates
Police arrested four individuals on Sunday prior to the NCAA tournament Elite 8 contest between Kansas and Duke in Omaha, finding themselves slapped with charges for offering tickets too close to the venue in violation of Omaha Municipal Code 20-162. The individuals in question, ages 42, 50, 55, and... Read more
Ticketmaster Slammed for Ads Directing Stones’ Fans to Resale
Ticketmaster, one of the primary sellers for tickets to an upcoming Rolling Stones show overseas, is catching flack for paid ads on google search directing fans to its subsidiary secondary marketplaces for tickets – despite the show not being sold out on the primary marketplace. “Music fans should be... Read more
Fake Super Bowl LII Tickets A Potent Reminder to Shop Smart on Secondary
Consumer trust is a major issue in the secondary ticketing world, and stories like those coming out of Minneapolis related to substantial counterfeit tickets at the Super Bowl earlier this month are a big reason why. On Tuesday it was announced by law enforcement officials that 154 counterfeit tickets... Read more
Ticketmaster-Seatwave Tie Draws Ire of Irish Leaders Following Rapid Sellouts
Politicians in the Republic of Ireland are taking a hard look at the connection between Ticketmaster and secondary marketplace (and subsidiary) Seatwave following consumer complaints surrounding the rapid sellout of U2 and Coldplay concerts in the country’s capital, Dublin. According to a story in the Irish Times, Michael Healy-Rae... Read more