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.
With the NBA on a prolonged hiatus, league officials are actively brainstorming how to proceed with games and put on a proper postseason. One possible scenario the league is reportedly discussing regarding NBA playoffs is a much different format than fans are used to. Officials are exploring the idea... Read more
Prior to the suspension of the NBA season, teams like the Golden State Warriors were set to implement fan-free games in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus through large public gatherings. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is now predicting that the no-attendance format could be... Read more
Endless questions surround the sports world as top leagues remain suspended in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is now trying to come up with multiple answers regarding how and when the season will resume. Silver laid out three distinct scenarios for how the NBA... Read more
The coronavirus pandemic may have put an abrupt halt on major sports leagues’ schedules, however, athletes and teams are finding a way to give back. Several high-profile stars and organizations are donating funds to aid workers who now find themselves without pay as arenas across the country are suspending... Read more
For the first time in its 81-year history, the NCAA Division I basketball tournament will not be held. The NCAA made the unprecedented call to cancel all March Madness games over growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Today, NCAA president Mark Emmert and the board of governors canceled... Read more
Following suit of the NBA, the NHL and MLB have paused operations indefinitely due to the rapid spread of coronavirus globally. According to MLB insider and ESPN writer Jeff Passan, the MLB spring-training games have been cancelled and the regular season will be delayed by at least two weeks.... Read more
A widespread number of Division I athletic conferences have cancelled their basketball tournaments amid the coronavirus pandemic. The AAC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC and more pulled the plug on their scheduled competitions in the wake of growing health concerns and other major sporting event cancellations. Certain... Read more
Phoenix Suns ticket prices are on the rise as the team preps for major renovations to Talking Stick Resort Arena. The team’s long-time home will undergo a $230 million renovation that will provide a number of upgrades, including cushioned seating, concourse concession additions, new videoboards and more. Most of... Read more
The 2019-20 NBA season is suspended until further notice after a Utah Jazz player – reportedly center Rudy Gobert – tested positive for the coronavirus. News of the player’s condition broke Wednesday night (March 12) shortly before the scheduled tip-off of a Jazz-Thunder game in Oklahoma City, resulting in... Read more
Amid growing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, the NCAA President has revealed a statement regarding limited attendance at upcoming March Madness events. President Mark Emmert released a statement Wednesday afternoon, noting that the NCAA “continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 in consultation with public health officials and our COVID-19 advisory... Read more