Despite Sellout Claims, Olympics Attendance Appears Sparce
According to officials managing the Pyeongchang Olympics, ticket sales are just about to their ultimate goal of 90% sold for the entire event, an amount which would total about 1 million tickets sold. It would be a huge victory, given the robustly documented struggles the event has seen related... Read more
Seoul Officials to Distribute 42,000 Olympic Tickets to Low-Income Families
Officials from the Seoul Metropolitan Government have announced that they will hand out 42,000 tickets to low-income households and multiracial families, the latest effort to ensure there will be fans in the stands when the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics kick off next month. Sales have been poor as the... Read more
Just Over 60 Percent of Tickets Sold for 2018 PyeongChang Olympics
Another ticket sales update has been provided by Olympics organizers for the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, revealing that just over 60 percent of tickets had been sold with under 50 days to go. As of Thursday, The Korea Herald reports that 655,000 tickets, or 61% of... Read more
Japanese Lawmakers Ponder Restrictive Resale Regulations Ahead of Olympics
Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers are putting together a bill that could severely restrict the online resale market for tickets, with an eye on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, according to reporting by The Yomiuri Shimbun published in English-language at The-Japan-News.com. The bill, which is expected to be submitted... Read more
Only Half Of All Tickets Sold to PyeongChang Olympics
Call it lack of tourism attraction or fear of political tensions, but no matter the cause, poor ticket sales to the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang, South Korea have been a concern for months. Already, the Korean Federation of Banks have purchased tickets to subsidize slow sales... Read more
2018 Winter Olympics Tickets Sales Could Set Historic Low
At a little less than 100 days out, slow-selling seats at the largely televised Winter Olympics are not unusual. Next year’s Pyeongchang Olympics and Paralympics in particular, though, are on track to set a possible historic low in ticket sales and attendance. On October 28, USA Today reported that... Read more
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizers Make Plans to Counter Ticket Scalping
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee has announced plans to counter ticket scalping ahead of the event, Reuters reported this week. The committee is especially fearful of massive ticket buyouts and inflated resale for the 2020 games given the scalping ring that slowed ticket sales for the... Read more
South Korean Banks Bail Out Olympics for Poor Ticket Sales
Ticket sales for next year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea have been notably slow, hitting less than 7% of their target for local sales earlier this month, presumably due to tensions with their neighboring country to the North. Last week, France was the first participating nation to threaten... Read more
South Korean Olympics Sales Slow
The 2018 Winter Olympics are just five months away, but ticket sales suggest that attendance is not highly anticipated. Many have speculated that the reasoning for slow sales is this year’s location: PyeongChang, South Korea. Tickets for the winter games went on sale in February, and organizers set a... Read more
Market Heat Report: The Dead (&Co.) Rising
Tonight’s Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio show by Dead & Company, which features members of the original Grateful Dead and guests like John Mayer (who, for those unaware, is actually a properly talented blues guitar player), is rising up the charts, coming in at No. 3 in sales numbers from TicketNetwork... Read more