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.
Ohio State Basketball ticketholders are complaining after finding out that an important game was missing from their season tickets, a match the team omitted on purpose. The Buckeyes’ game at the St. John Arena was not included in the full-season ticket package this year. A handful of fans were... Read more
The Los Angeles Lakers and Delta Air Lines extended their partnership this week, allowing the airline to remain the exclusive airline partner, while also debuting their ticket exchange service. The pair announced the extension of the partnership Wednesday, and to celebrate, they launched the “Showtime Seat Exchange,” which allows... Read more
Georgia Tech has revealed a new Weekend Pack ticket plan for men’s basketball fans for the 2019-20 season. The new ticket package include the Yellow Jackets’ Saturday and Sunday home games at McCamish Pavilion, including the highly-antcipated match on January 18 against the national champion Virginia. In the announcement,... Read more
The Detroit Pistons are hoping to boost attendance this season and have revealed a set of ticket promotions and packages. Over the past year, the Pistons ranked 24th in the NBA in home attendance, averaging about 16,486 tickets sold in 41 games at Little Caesars Arena — dropping about... Read more
Golden State Warriors fans have the chance to snag affordable $25 tickets to the Chase Center this season with new dual programs rolling out this year. The Warriors will offer 125 tickets for $25 a piece through “Dub Nation Deals.” Fans can register at www.warriors.com/tickets/deals for the chance to... Read more
Cleveland Cavaliers fans now have the chance to attend as many home games as they want for one monthly price. In an attempt to boost attendance this season, the team introduced a MoviePass-type subscription model. The ticket isn’t a season pass, as fans can pay on a month-by-month basis.... Read more
The New Orleans Pelicans secured the rights to the 2019 NBA Draft pick, giving the team the chance to scoop-up college basketball star Zion Williamson earlier this year. Since they were given the first draft pick in May, the team has sold more than 10,000 season tickets. The heightened... Read more
The decision by the University of Kansas to consolidate its secondary market tickets in the hands of one organization has landed the school in the middle of a legal battle, as one ticket broker is seeking disclosure of deal specifics through state open records laws while the other fights... Read more
Toronto sports fans are celebrating as the Raptors have secured a spot in the finals, but Twenty One Pilots’ fans are feeling heartbroken and frustrated that the duo’s show has now been cancelled. Rap-rock duo Twenty One Pilots were slated to perform at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena tonight and tomorrow... Read more
TicketReturn has partnered with the Colorado Rockies’ Double-A affiliate baseball team the Hartford Yard Goats for the second consecutive year to offer complimentary tickets to veterans. Through the “TicketReturn Salutes The Troops” program, veterans within the Hartford area will receive free tickets to home games at the Dunkin’ Donuts... Read more