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.

Judge Limits MSG’s Opposing Lawyer Ban; Appeal Planned
A New York judge ruled on Monday that Madison Square Garden Entertainment is limited in its ability ban lawyers representing clients who are suing the organization from attending events in its venues. Despite Monday’s ruling, MSG indicated its plans to continue to ban lawyers engaged in litigation against them... Read more
SeatGeek Expands NBA Presence With Utah Jazz Partnership
SeatGeek announced its second major professional sports franchise partnership in just three days on Thursday, revealing a deal that makes it the primary box office partner for the Utah Jazz and their home arena. The deal will bring SeatGeek to Vivint Arena as Official Ticketing partner in a multi-year... Read more
Ex-Suns Ticketing Executive Gets Jail Time in Fraud Scheme
A former ticket office executive for the Phoenix Suns has been sentenced to a year in jail and three years of supervised probation in connection with a scheme involving the use of insider system access to steal tickets that would be sold through StubHub. Jeffrey Allen Marcussen  pleaded guilty... Read more
MSG Bans Plaintiff Lawyers in Ticket Lawsuit From Events, Venues
Madison Square Garden has reportedly banned a New York City law firm and its lawyers from attending events at any of its venues. Their crime? Representing clients who have filed a lawsuit against the venue or teams alleging they have violated New York law related to tickets and ticket... Read more
Washington Wizards VIP Box And Suites
So what if your favorite NBA team, the Washington Wizards, didn’t make it past the postseason contention this season? You can always cheer for the team next season as the players make a wonderful and mighty comeback! And when that happens, you can be ready with your Washington Wizards... Read more
BIG3 Basketball League and TickPick Announce Ticketing Partnership
TickPick, the ticket marketplace that offers its customers an all-in pricing model rather than the hidden fee, drip-pricing model, is going to serve as the official ticket marketplace for the BIG3 3-on-3 basketball league’s entire 2022 season. “The BIG3 has become a staple for basketball fans everywhere,” TickPick Business... Read more
Six Reasons People Bet on Basketball
Although basketball is best known as one of North America’s biggest sports, it is growing in popularity worldwide – and especially in Europe – at a rapid rate. It is a game of non-stop action and high-octane thrills, with the NBA being the biggest basketball competition in the world... Read more
Man Arrested in Boston Allegedly Selling Fake NBA Finals Tickets
Ticket prices for the NBA finals between the Boston Celtics and Golden Warriors have been so hot, team officials have warned fans to be vigilant about unauthorized sales channels and counterfeits. Just prior to Wednesday’s Game Three in Boston, a Connecticut man was arrested near TD Garden in possession... Read more
NBA Finals Ticket Prices Soaring as Boston vs. Golden State Tips Off
The 2022 NBA Finals kick off on Thursday night in San Francisco, and fans are paying the highest prices – ever – for tickets to see the games. The matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors pits one of the league’s iconic franchises against its most... Read more
NBA Teams Charging Higher Ticket Prices Despite Lower Demand
The mantra for event operators defending ever-rising ticket prices is that higher demand equals higher pricing. Companies like Live Nation/Ticketmaster use it constantly, particularly in defense of the surge pricing “platinum” systems that kick prices up to the stratosphere during moments of high demand. The NBA doesn’t appear to... Read more