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
Ticketmaster Fires Back at Prestige Entertaiment Attempt to Dismiss Bot Suit
Ticketmaster fought back against an attempt to have its suit against Prestige Entertainment and related entities dismissed on Monday in a California federal court. Prestige, which Ticketmaster alleges bought millions of dollars in tickets using automated “bots” to then resell on the secondary market, filed a motion to dismiss in... Read more
Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour Prices Better on Secondary Market Than Primary
Already controversial for the weaponizing of the “Verified Fan” program, jacking prices way up before the general sale, and seeing scathing headlines after failing to sell out a single date after all the hype, Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour has another issue to contend with. Prices to see the “Look... Read more
Juventus President’s Ban for Ticket Scandal Revoked
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli was handed a one-year ban in September for selling tickets to ultra fans, but the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has reversed the ban this week, reports ESPN. Agnelli had originally been banned for one year from all football activity and fined €20,000 for “violating sporting integrity and... Read more
On Location Experiences Seeks to Corner Super Bowl Market With PrimeSport Purchase
On Location Experiences – a hospitality and experience provider primarily focused on the NFL Super Bowl and partially owned by NFL owners – purchased secondary ticket provider PrimeSport from the Carlysle Group, according to reporting by Darren Rovell at ESPN. The purchase, which occurred earlier this week for an... Read more