Bills to Allow Fans for Playoffs – With Ticket Rules That Violate NY Law
For the first time this season, Buffalo Bills fans will be allowed to watch their team in person. New York’s government has authorized just over 6,000 attendance for playoff games taking place in the Western New York city. The rights of those fans to use, gift, or resell those... Read more
Seattle Sounders FC Shifts Ticketing Back to Ticketmaster
Seattle Sounders FC announced late last week that it would be shifting ticketing providers to Ticketmaster, replacing SeatGeek after three years. Ticketmaster previously served as the primary and resale ticketing partner for the MLS franchise since its debut in 2009 through the 2017 season. “We are thrilled to return... Read more
CFP Semifinal Moves from Rose Bowl to Texas Over COVID Restrictions
The 2021 College Football Playoff (CFP) Semifinal scheduled to take place at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena has been relocated to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Rising case rates of coronavirus and the subsequent refusal by local authorities to allow any fans in the stands, including friends or... Read more
MLB Franchises Suing Insurers Over Lost Ticketing Revenue
Major League Baseball and all 30 of its franchises have filed a lawsuit against their insurance providers, citing billions of dollars in losses due to pandemic-related bans on fans attending games. The lawsuit was filed in October in California Superior Court in Alameda County, California. It was initially reported... Read more
How the Sports Betting Industry Affects Viewership and Ticket Sales
Since Nevada opened its first legal sportsbook back in 1949, the popularity of sports betting has exploded across the nation and now fans enjoy it everywhere. With the pastime available across all major sports, there’s no doubt that this rapid expansion has caused an increase in viewership of televised... Read more
Utah Jazz Plan Four Phase Fan Return for ’20-21 NBA Season
With coronavirus restrictions remaining in place for large-scale events across the country, the Utah Jazz have announced their plans for bringing fans back to Vivint Smart Home Arena safely. The NBA season tips off in December, with plans for a 72-game regular season running through to July. Utah hopes... Read more
San Francisco Shuts Down Golden State Plan for Reopening at 50 Percent
San Francisco officials rejected the Golden State Warriors plan to open the season allowing up to 50 percent capacity at Chase Center, deeming the plan too risky as COVID cases spike across the country. The team had plans to use rapid PCR COVID tests to screen fans on their... Read more
Super Bowl LV Ticket Buying Guide NFL Ticket Prices and Tips
This year, the NFL season continues to work out excellently as it almost reaches the last three weeks of the first rounds. It is now on its Week 11 Playoffs, and in a few more days, we’ll see who are the top seeds for each division and the wildcard... Read more
Houston Dynamo FC, Dash, BBVA Stadium Sign With SeatGeek
SeatGeek will be the primary ticketing agency for the Houston Dynamo FC, Houston Dash, and BBCA Stadium, beginning with the 2021 season. The announcement was published on Thursday, the second announcement of a high profile primary ticketing deal for SeatGeek in as many weeks, coming on the heels of... Read more
Fans Hesitant to Attend Games Without COVID Vaccine: Survey
A survey conducted by Seton Hall University’s Sharkey Institute showed that a majority of Americans are hesitant to attend events in-person until there is a COVID vaccine. Two thirds said they would not attend an indoor event prior to a vaccine, regardless of social distancing measures in place. Slightly... Read more