UEFA Euro 2020 ‘Fan First’ Ticket Strategy Sparks Interest
Following this year’s chaotic UEFA Champions League and Europa Final – which caused fans travel difficulties and the ticket process was described as “measly allocation from the UEFA” – the organization announced that Euro 2020 will proceed with a “fan first” ticket strategy. Already, over 300,000 fans submitted applications... Read more
Despite Strong Start, Tampa Bay Rays Fail To Sell $5 Ticket Deal
The Tampa Bay Ray’s attendance is dwindling year after year – and even $5 tickets couldn’t fill their seats. The team attempted to bring in another wave of fans with a $5 ticket flash sale earlier this month. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 5,000 discounted tickets were made... Read more
Ticketmaster Expands Canada Presence With Groupe CH Partnership
The aggressive expansion of the Ticketmaster and Live Nation grip on the live entertainment space in North America continues, as the ticketing giant announced an increased partnership with Groupe CH, a Montreal, Quebec-based organization managing 20 venues and festival sites, comprising of more than 1,500 events every year. As... Read more
White Sox Accidentally Expose 200 Fans’ Email Addresses In Data Breach
White Sox fans who purchased tickets to an event in June were sent another email promoting an event in September, but the email list had not been placed in the BBC field, exposing the private email addresses of 200 ticket buyers. Those who had purchased tickets to the “Sox... Read more
FIFA Women’s World Cup Ticket Nightmares Continue
Soccer fans were fuming last month when ticket orders to the Women’s World Cup were split up, and now, the craziness has continued. When the tournament started this past weekend, more problems with FIFA’s ticketing service ensued. A day ahead of the match between France and South Korea on... Read more
Austin FC To Accept Season Ticket Deposits Ahead of Inaugural Season
Austin FC announced earlier this week that they will be accepting deposits soon for season tickets to see the Major League Soccer team’s inaugural season in 2021. Fans will be able to make a deposit starting at 10 a.m. on June 12. This membership deposit will give them priority... Read more
Cricket World Cup Fans To Receive Refunds Following Long Queues
Cricket World Cup organizers are now offering refunds to fans who did not receive their tickets and had to wait in long queues ahead of the games this past weekend. Last week, fans took to social media to express their frustration since they had not received their tickets as... Read more
Tokyo 2020 Ticket Requests Close After 7.5M Applicants
The first phase of ticketing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics closed earlier this week after 7.5 million Japan residents applied for the lottery drawing. The application period was reportedly extended by 12 hours due to high demand. According to the Associated Press, 7.5 million “ID registrations” were recorded, which... Read more
Fans Frustrated Over Cricket World Cup Delays
Fans who purchased tickets to the Cricket World Cup were upset when they didn’t receive their tickets as early as promised, but the organizers called the delay “absolutely normal.” Ticketholders were originally told that they’d receive their tickets in six weeks, and when the tickets didn’t turn up, they... Read more
FIFA Scrambles to Reseat Customers After Ticket Fiasco
After initially shrugging off consumer complaints of separated seats from single orders, FIFA told reporters Tuesday that it is attempting to resolve the issue on the eve of the Women’s World Cup in France, according to USA Today. “There’s a holding position at the moment,” FIFA spokesman Will Shand... Read more