Reflecting the soft economy that nearly all pro sports are feeling, the publicly owned company that owns nearly one-third of the tracks visited each year by NASCAR’s Sprint Cup stock car racing series reported a less than stellar first quarter. Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI), reported a 34 percent drop... Read more
The United States Golf Association (U.S.G.A.) is planning to make 1,000 to 1,500 additional tickets available to the general public for each day of the week of the U.S. Open (June 15-21), TicketNews has learned. Dave Fanucchi, U.S.G.A. director of communications/public relations, confirmed that a slowdown in corporate hospitality... Read more
As part of a decade-long outreach program to Pittsburgh-area high school and college students dubbed “Student Rush,” yesterday (May 5) the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins inadvertently sent a cell phone text message to 460 kids telling them they won tickets to tonight’s home playoff game versus the Washington Capitals. That... Read more
The United States Golf Association announced that it is going to make more U.S. Open tickets available to the general public for this year’s event. The sport’s second Major Tournament, the June 15 – 21 event will be held at Long Island, NY’s famed Bethpage Black course. Tickets to... Read more
Less than a week after the team slashed prices for many of its premium tickets, hundreds of premium New York Yankees tickets are turning up on StubHub, and speculation is rising that the team or intermediaries may have posted them. While there is no direct proof that the team... Read more
“RazorGator Official Partnership with Tournament of Roses® to Include BCS National Championship in 2010” LOS ANGELES (RazorGator) May 4, 2009 – RazorGator has reached agreement with the Tournament of Roses to extend their multi-year partnership for the Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi to include the 2010 Citi BCS... Read more
On May 1 a student blog at Penn State University was posted with the headline, “Tickets 2k9: The Death of Scalpers.” The entry was informing students of the university’s new policy regarding student season tickets for the hugely popular Nittany Lions football games. According to the post, in the... Read more
This year’s first round of the NBA playoffs has had its fair share of great moments from the hotly contested Bulls-Celtics series to Lebron and the Cavaliers’ dominating first round performance. Despite that, most fans are continuing to choose to watch the games from the comfort of their own... Read more
As everyone knows, when it comes to statistics there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Last week the Associated Press declared that “Over the opening two weeks of the season, Major League Baseball’s average attendance was 30,298 for its first 183 games, a 6.9 percent drop from... Read more
“The Boston Red Sox Sign a Multi-Year Contract Extension With Tickets.com” COSTA MESA, Calif. (PRNewswire) April 29, 2009 – Tickets.com, a leading global provider of integrated ticketing solutions, announced that it has signed a multi-year contract extension with Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox. With the regular season underway,... Read more