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.
Amid a recent surge in on-court talent and ticket demand, the Philadelphia 76ers are going up on their ticket prices. Season ticket holders were the first to learn of the price hikes being implemented next season when they received invoices last week to renew their plan. This marks the... Read more
The Dallas Mavericks just set the NBA’s consecutive sellout streak, taking the Portland Trail Blazers out of the top-selling spot. Since December 15, 2001, the Mavericks sold out every regular season home game at the American Airlines Center – which holds 19,200 people – as well as 67 home... Read more
Led by All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks are on a hot track to be a worthy contender come the postseason. In preparation, the team has introduced a waitlist plan for 2020 NBA Playoff tickets. The Bucks Playoff Waitlist ensures fans get immediate access to the always in-demand playoff... Read more
When the Los Angeles Lakers announced that a select number of tickets would be released for Kobe Bryant’s memorial service, fans jumped at the chance to celebrate the NBA legend. However, shortly after registering on Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform, thousands were notified via email that they had been placed... Read more
The New Orleans Pelicans became the talk of the NBA last summer when they acquired No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson. But while his arrival brought a buzz to the market, some season ticket holders are not amused by the immediate impact made by his presence on the roster.... Read more
In an effort to strengthen their fan base, the Minnesota Timberwolves are introducing a new incentive program for season ticket holders. The organization is offering prospective buyers 50 percent off concession and merchandise purchases through the next two seasons and a flat-rate for season tickets through the 2021-22 season.... Read more
The University of Dayton issued a warning call to locals hoping to see its men’s basketball program in action. The team’s success on the court thus far this season has led to the Flyers’ remaining slate of home games to sell out. Amid the strong demand, the University’s athletic... Read more
NBA stars Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell are helping bring back a buzz to Minnesota Timberwolves basketball. The tandem bought 1,000 Timberwolves tickets to give away to fans for their February 12 home game against the Charlotte Hornets. Towns and Russell announced the move in a clip shared by... Read more
Following Kobe Bryant’s sudden and tragic death over the weekend, ticket prices to see his former team play at the Staples Center rose dramatically. Darren Rovell of The Action Network noted in a tweet that ticket prices for upcoming Lakers-Clippers games rose five times since Bryant’s passing, as many... Read more
DENVER – The Western Athletic Conference is proud to announce TicketSmarter as the presenting sponsor of WAC Basketball Tournament. The multiyear partnership begins for the 2020 event held March 11-14 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. “We are thrilled to be the Official Ticket Resale Partner of the Western... Read more