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.
An order from the Ohio Department of Health banning spectators from all “contact sports” indefinitely was issued over the weekend. This means that, until Gov. Mike DeWine or his health czar change that order, there will be no fans at Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Ohio State Buckeyes, or any... Read more
The NBA isn’t going anywhere as it returns on July 30, 2020. With 9 Eastern Conference teams and 13 Western Conference groups joining, all of them will play in eight regular seasons before reaching the play-ins. The opening day will be a game between the Utah Jazz versus the... Read more
Mayor Jim Kenney announced that the City of Philadelphia is prohibiting any large public events for more than six months in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus, installing a cap of 50 people on any event held on public property. The halt, which is through February... Read more
The heads of six major sports leagues came together for a remote discussion on their potential return to the playing field – offering both optimism and frustration about their current situations. ESPN’s “The Return of Sports” special aired Monday night with commissioners of the NBA, WNBA, NFL, NHL, MLS... Read more
The NBA has mapped out its return to action this summer with 22 teams gearing up to head to Orlando for postseason play. However, several players across the league are becoming increasingly hesitant to return to the game while national protests against police brutality and racial inequality consume much... Read more
This NBA season has certainly been unlike any other, but the league may not get back to a sense of normalcy next season either. Executives are reportedly in discussions about adjusting the format of the 2020-21 season to keep the season at 82 games but tightening the schedule. Atlanta... Read more
The NBA has taken a major step towards returning to the court. In a conference call today, the league’s Board of Governors voted in favor of a return-to-play plan that would bring 22 teams to Orlando for a season restart this summer, the Associated Press reports. The plan, which... Read more
While the NBA’s season suspension approaches the three-month mark, officials may have an official restart date in the cards. League executives are reportedly gearing up to finalize details of the season’s resumption this week. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA’s Board of Governors is expected to vote on the... Read more
Answers as to when and how the NBA season could resume may be on the horizon, according to new reports. Commissioner Adam Silver is said to have a June 1 target date to issue guidelines to teams and games may take place again weeks later. That June 1 timeline... Read more
Mark Cuban has offered his take on where the suspended NBA season can go from here and previewed scenarios in which games can return and fans can be in attendance. In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, the Dallas Mavericks owner was asked whether fans can return... Read more