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.

New Orleans Pelicans Season Tickets Soar Following NBA Draft Pick
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
Secondary Consolidation Lands Kansas in Middle of Broker Battle
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
Raptors Score A Spot In NBA Finals, Twenty One Pilots Show Cancelled
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 Partners With Hartford Yard Goats To Offer Free Tickets For Vets
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
Chainsmokers, Jonas Brothers Added to Final Four Concert Series
The Jonas Brothers and the Chainsmokers are among the latest acts added to the Final Four March Madness Music Series lineup in April. Both artists are slated to perform at the newly-renovated downtown Minneapolis venue the Armory. The Chainsmokers will take the stage on Friday, April 5, and the... Read more
Zedd, Katy Perry To Perform During Final Four Weekend
Popstar Katy Perry and EDM mastermind Zedd are the first artists set to perform during the three-day March Madness music series next month. The music series, which will run from April 5 to 7 at The Armory in Minneapolis, will celebrate the Final Four teams in the NCAA Men’s... Read more
Utah Jazz Raises Ticket Prices To Meet NBA Market Average
Following a sell-out season, Utah Jazz has decided to increased their season ticket prices for the 2019-2020 season, therefore aligning the team’s prices with the market average. The team notified season ticket holders yesterday that ticket prices will nearly double for the next season, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.... Read more
Two Sports Superfans Attend First-Ever Five-Sport Equinox
Sometimes, sports fans have to choose between which game to watch in one day, but two Los Angeles residents decided to take on the ultimate challenge — the five-sport equinox. According to FiveThirtyEight, a four-sport equinox has happened 18 times, but a five-sport equinox in the same city has... Read more
B.o.B. To Perform Postgame Concert For Sacramento Kings’ Opening Night
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
Free Warriors Tickets Leads To Requested City Policy Change In Oakland
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