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.
TicketNews.com Despite the ongoing illegal gambling controversy involving disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy, ticket brokers are experiencing a surge in ticket sales, according to published reports and surveys of some brokerages. Last week, Donaghy pleded guilty on federal charges relating to his alleged involvement in betting on games he... Read more
NBA schedule opens with tripleheader, including Spurs Defending NBA champion San Antonio will open the regular season at home against No. 1 pick Greg Oden and Portland on Oct. 30, the league announced Thursday in releasing its 2007-08 schedules. The Blazers-Spurs game will be one of three played on... Read more
The NBA Deals with League Official Gambling Probe TicketNews.com During a packed press conference earlier today in New York, NBA Commissioner David Stern said that his understanding is that former league referee Tim Donaghy is the only league official being accused of placing bets on NBA games and providing... Read more
By Stacey Willets TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 4/16/07- 4/22/07. OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Boston Red Sox 2 2 Kenny Chesney 3 3 New York Yankees 4 4 Oscar De La Hoya 5... Read more