NFL, Ticketmaster Extend Partnership With Presence at Forefront
from Press Release LOS ANGELES, CA, (OCTOBER 17, 2017) – Today, Ticketmaster and the National Football League announced a multi-year extension of their long-standing partnership. As part of the new agreement, Ticketmaster will provide the NFL with the first open architecture, fully digital ticketing system in sports. Ticketmaster will... Read more
Market Heat Report: Ed Sheeran In But MLB Postseason Still Dominates
The countdown to the World Series continues and Los Angeles Dodgers fans are still most hopeful about their team’s prospects. TBD Home Games 1, 2 & 3 for a Dodgers’ hosted World Series are Nos. 1, 3 & 18 on today’s chart, showing how willing LA fans are to... Read more
Yankees vs. Astros ALCS Tickets See Secondary Price Drop
Tickets to tonight’s Yankees home game, first of the ALCS series versus the Houston Astros, may be a bit more affordable than fans anticipated. NY Daily News reports that according to TicketIQ.com, prices are down 38% since the Yankees lost the first two games of the series at Minute... Read more
NFL May Terminate Ticketmaster Monopoly
In a meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, NFL owners are expected to vote on whether to end Ticketmaster’s exclusive hold on secondary ticketing, a deal that began in 2013 and runs until the end of next season. The proposed deal would allow for a more open and accessible market,... Read more
Research Reveals Most Premier League Tickets Go for £30 or Less
According to Sky Sports, analysis compiled by the league and professional services company Ernst & Young, using data collected from all 20 clubs, shows more than half of all attending fans are paying £30 (about $40) or less per match during the 2017-18 season. E&Y results show that the... Read more
Marlins Season Ticketholder Countersues for Deceptive Sales Practices
In July, the Miami Marlins made headlines when owner Jeffrey Loria sued at least nine season ticketholders who cancelled multi-year ticket arrangements. Now, Miami New Times reports that one former ticketholder is countersuing on the basis that Loria and the team did not follow through on the perks they... Read more
Reducing Customer Friction is a Must
by Mike Guiffre, Special to Ticket News How difficult do you think it is in 2017 to keep customers? Better yet how difficult is it to increase revenue and renewals from your current customer base? As it turns out it’s not that difficult at all. If you are paying attention. Per Groove... Read more
The Future of Concert Safety and Security, Post-Vegas
Before the dust settled, before the grief started to subside after the tragic killing of 58 concert-goers in Las Vegas earlier this month, conversations around security and safety had already begun. Some called this insensitive; many call it imperative. As centers for entertainment have had their status as “soft... Read more
Market Heat Report: P!NK Tour Takes Over
Tickets were only available for presale starting yesterday for pop star P!NK’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour starting next spring, and already she has totally taken over the TicketNetwork marketplace. Fifteen out of 20 spots on today’s Market Heat Report are held by her shows everywhere from NYC to Oakland.... Read more
Cleveland Indians Make Good On Promise to Cancel Resale Tickets
To their credit, the Cleveland Indians organization was very clear that they would be going above and beyond this fall to protect their exclusive partnership with StubHub for ticket resale. After waves of Chicago Cubs fans invaded Progressive Field last fall, the Indians informed season ticket holders (who hold... Read more