The game of basketball was created in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith in the small town of Springfield, Massachusetts. What started as a game with peach baskets nailed to gymnasium walls has turned into an internationally played sport with a countless number of professional leagues. Basketball, along with baseball and football, dominate the sports news headlines everyday. It also has made its fair share of news in the ticketing world.

The National Basketball Association is the most prominent basketball league in the world, and draws millions of fans to its arenas each year. But for the ticketing industry, primetime begins when the NBA Playoffs kick off in late April. As the attention paid each game increases, so do ticket sales.

That same thing can be said for college basketball as well. Widely known as “March Madness”, the NCAA Tournament has become of the biggest events in all of sports. The format of win or go home ramps up the intensity in every team, and is reflected in their fans. Each year the event gets bigger and more extravagant, making it one of the crucial events in the ticketing industry.

Chainsmokers, Jonas Brothers Added to Final Four Concert Series
The Jonas Brothers and the Chainsmokers are among the latest acts added to the Final Four March Madness Music Series lineup in April. Both artists are slated to perform at the newly-renovated downtown Minneapolis venue the Armory. The Chainsmokers will take the stage on Friday, April 5, and the... Read more
Zedd, Katy Perry To Perform During Final Four Weekend
Popstar Katy Perry and EDM mastermind Zedd are the first artists set to perform during the three-day March Madness music series next month. The music series, which will run from April 5 to 7 at The Armory in Minneapolis, will celebrate the Final Four teams in the NCAA Men’s... Read more
Utah Jazz Raises Ticket Prices To Meet NBA Market Average
Following a sell-out season, Utah Jazz has decided to increased their season ticket prices for the 2019-2020 season, therefore aligning the team’s prices with the market average. The team notified season ticket holders yesterday that ticket prices will nearly double for the next season, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.... Read more
Two Sports Superfans Attend First-Ever Five-Sport Equinox
Sometimes, sports fans have to choose between which game to watch in one day, but two Los Angeles residents decided to take on the ultimate challenge — the five-sport equinox. According to FiveThirtyEight, a four-sport equinox has happened 18 times, but a five-sport equinox in the same city has... Read more
B.o.B. To Perform Postgame Concert For Sacramento Kings’ Opening Night
Six-time Grammy nominated rapper B.o.B. will perform a postgame concert on Opening Night for the Sacramento Kings to help kick-off the 2018-2019 NBA season. The postgame concert will take place on Wednesday, October 17 outside of Golden 1 Center’s grand entrance. B.o.B., who just released NAGA this year, is best-known... Read more
Free Warriors Tickets Leads To Requested City Policy Change In Oakland
Oakland, California Mayor Libby Schaaf and Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney have been accused of violating the city’s ethics rules by attending Golden State Warriors’ games for free. An investigator with the city’s Ethics Commission found that the two women have been helping themselves to free tickets for not only... Read more
NBA Ticketing Executive Under Investigation by FBI
An executive for the Miami Heat has been placed on leave by the team in the wake of an investigation by the FBI into a suspected money laundering scheme that occurred when he was an executive with the Sacramento Kings, according to the Sacramento Bee. Jeffrey R. David, who... Read more
StubHub Partners with SeatGeek to Offer New Orleans Pelicans Tickets
StubHub and SeatGeek have signed a multi-year agreement to serve as official distribution platforms for the New Orleans Pelicans, according to press releases issued on Tuesday. The deal makes StubHub an “Authentic Ticket Partner of the New Orleans Pelicans,” joining SeatGeek in servicing the NBA franchise. SeatGeek signed on... Read more
WNBA To Donate Portion Of Ticket Sales To Nonprofits For Women
In an attempt to put thoughts into actions, a handful of WNBA players announced the “Take a Seat, Take a Stand” initiative, where the league pledged to donate $5 from each ticket sold to nonprofits devoted to women’s issues and programs. This $5 donation will apply to single-game tickets... Read more
NBA Finals Games in Oakland Headline Tuesday Tickets On Sale
After roaring into the NBA Finals with a thrilling Game Seven win over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors are ready to defend their title as league champions. The powerhouse squad lead post-Memorial Day ticket listings for their four potential home games in... Read more