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.

Ticketmaster, Monumental Renew Ticketing Deal in Washington, D.C.
Monumental Sports and Entertainment (MSE) announced the extension of their long-term ticketing deal with Ticketmaster this week, covering many high-profile entities in and around Washington D.C. As MSE’s official ticketing partner, Ticketmaster will faciliatate ticketing for all of the organization’s venues, as well as its sports franchises, whcih include... Read more
Toronto Raptors Tickets: Catch A Game VS Top Teams
The Toronto Raptors are all set to deliver epic gameplay this season and fans are quite excited. A huge crowd of fans are lining up to get their hands on Toronto Raptors tickets. After all, the team is very popular in the history of the NBA, and everybody wants... Read more
Philadelphia 76ers Announce Ticketmaster as New Official Ticketing Provider
The Philadelphia 76ers announced the signing of a new exclusive ticketing agreement with Ticketmaster, including the NBA franchise and its NBA G-League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats. The agreement will include a full integration allowing consumers to purchase and resell tickets through the Ticketmaster system, Sixers.com and the team’s... Read more
Sacramento Kings Announce NFT Experience Pass for Preseason Tourney
A limited number of fans attending the upcoming California Classic summer league basketball series will serve as guinea pigs for a “Smart Ticket NFT Experience Pass” put together by the Sacramento Kings in partnership with LAVA and Flow. The “lucky fans” will be limited to 100 of the fans... Read more
Oak View Group Selects Ticketmaster for Six Venues Opening Now-2023
Oak View Group announced a long-term partnership deal with Ticketmaster, going with the Live Nation Entertainment-owned company for the ticketing systems at six venues opening in 2021-2023. The buildings include New York’s UBS Arena, Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, Austin’s Moody Center, Coachella Valley Arena in Palm Desert, California, Savannah... Read more
Big 12, Tickets For Less Announce Extension of Partnership
Tickets for Less and the Big 12 Conference have announced an extension of their partnership, which now goes through the 2023-2024 season. The deal continues the designation of Tickets For Less the Official Ticket Marketplace of the Big 12 Conference, including for the 2021 Big 12 Football Championship Game... Read more
SeatGeek Signs on as Official Ticketing Partner of Barclays Center, Brooklyn Nets
SeatGeek and BSE Global announced that the New York-based ticketing company will serve as official ticketing partner for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as well as the Brooklyn Nets and New York Liberty franchises. The deal will get underway with events beginning in October, and will include all Barclays... Read more
Santa Clara County Offers Concert, Sports Tickets in Vaccination Push
Tickets for upcoming shows featuring Bad Bunny, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles and the Golden State Warriors are among the lures being used to get shots into arms by officials in Santa Clara County, California. The northern California county is running the campaign in June, in hopes of convincing those... Read more
NY Knicks Plan Vaccinated-Only Ticketing For Playoffs if they Advance
The New York Knicks want to have a full building if they make it to the second round of the NBA Playoffs. In New York, the only way the authorities will allow that for the time being is for everyone to be fully vaccinated, so the team plans to... Read more
Utah Jazz Plan Four Phase Fan Return for ’20-21 NBA Season
With coronavirus restrictions remaining in place for large-scale events across the country, the Utah Jazz have announced their plans for bringing fans back to Vivint Smart Home Arena safely. The NBA season tips off in December, with plans for a 72-game regular season running through to July. Utah hopes... Read more