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
NATB calls London Olympics ticket distribution a failure
Any live entertainment event with high demand and limited ticket inventory typically leads to tickets being resold for much higher than face value and fans are often left to pay the high price or miss out on the event. For some, the chance of seeing such an event outweighs... Read more
A new survey by British consumer advocacy Web site Which? reveals that London Olympics fans still have trouble understanding how to get their hands on tickets. Questioning 1,275 adults from across the UK, the survey found that only 7 percent of respondents were confident that they understood how the... Read more
London theaters hope to capitalize on 2012 Olympics tourism
London’s West End is betting that attendees of next summer’s Olympic Games will be theatergoers as well. The Society of London Theatre (SOLT), an association of London-area theater owners and producers, has announced that a number of its shows will extend bookings into the period of the 2012 London... Read more
Even when trying to right the wrongs of its first round of 2012 Olympics ticket sales, the London Olympic Organizing Committee (LOCOG) again faced serious problems in the second round which began last weekend. This second round of sales, targeting only those who missed out on getting tickets during... Read more
Those British Olympic fans who lost out in the first, problematic round of 2012 Olympic ticket sales have now learned when they can try again. In recent days, the London Olympic Organizing Committee (LOCOG) announced details of a second round of Olympics ticket sales open to the British public... Read more