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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
The NBA Conference Semifinals continue to remain a hot commodity; tonight’s match between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers took the top spot on Tuesday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. During yesterday’s hot-selling game, the Houston Rockets defeated Utah Jazz 112-102. Although it is... Read more
Korean pop group BTS tickets continue to dominate the ticket resale market, as their run through the United States this fall captured seven of the Top 10 spots in the resale market on Monday, according to data courtesy of Ticket Club. With all 11 of the originally announced dates... Read more
K-Pop group BTS has been making some serious noise in the music scene, landing them the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. BTS just announced their ‘Love Yourself’ world tour in support of the album Face Yourself, released earlier this month.... Read more
Fleetwood Mac announced they would tour across the country, but this time, without guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. However, the tour still sold well, taking the No. 1 spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. The news came yesterday – leaving fans both excited for... Read more