Dave Matthews Band, Imagine Dragons to Headline Innings FLA
Dave Matthews Band and Imagine Dragons have been announced as the headlining acts for the return of Innings Festival to Florida. The baseball-themed event had its first Florida iteration last spring after several years operating in Arizona, and will return for a second year, taking place March 18-19 at... Read more
Presale Pace Has Australian Open Expecting Record Crowd
2023 Australian Open will be held from January 16 to 29, and it is set to be organized without COVID-19 restrictions for the first time since 2020. Authorities are expecting a record attendance of 900,000 fans given the fact that the rate of pre-sales for tickets, which went on... Read more
President Biden Adds Support to Ticket “Junk” Fee Regulations
Fresh on the heels of the Federal Trade Commission’s vote in favor of rulemaking regarding “junk” fees, President Biden threw his weight behind the effort, which may profoundly impact how the live event ticketing business operates. While no specifics were detailed on what action might be taken, the President’s... Read more
Green Day, Eddie Vedder Headline 5th Annual Innings Festival
The MLB-themed Innings Festival will be back in 2023, with its Arizona edition announcing Green Day and Eddie Vedder as its headliners. The festival in Tempe, Arizona is entering its fifth edition, combining music and baseball entertainment as spring training kicks off in late February. The #InningsFest 2023 Lineup... Read more
Phillies-Astros World Series Tickets Selling at a High Premium
World Series tickets are a hot commodity as the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros are set to duel for the MLB crown beginning this week. Ticket prices for World Series games in Philadelphia are particularly coveted, with “get-in” prices well over $1,000 each for all three contests at Citizen’s... Read more
FTC Announces Plans to Issue “Drip Pricing” Fee Regulations
The Federal Trade Commission voted to issue an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Junk Fees on Thursday, which could involve regulation surrounding so-called “drip pricing” tactics in event ticketing. Drip pricing is the tactic of showing one price to consumers at the start of a transaction, only to... Read more
Ex-Suns Ticketing Executive Gets Jail Time in Fraud Scheme
A former ticket office executive for the Phoenix Suns has been sentenced to a year in jail and three years of supervised probation in connection with a scheme involving the use of insider system access to steal tickets that would be sold through StubHub. Jeffrey Allen Marcussen  pleaded guilty... Read more
New Campaign Calls on Regulators to Break Up Ticketmaster
A new campaign launched this week is calling on federal regulators to break up Ticketmaster and Live Nation, which merged in 2010, arguing that the combined company abuses its market power. The #breakupticketmaster campaign asks the Department of Justice to use its power to reverse the merger’s approval. Such... Read more
MSG Bans Plaintiff Lawyers in Ticket Lawsuit From Events, Venues
Madison Square Garden has reportedly banned a New York City law firm and its lawyers from attending events at any of its venues. Their crime? Representing clients who have filed a lawsuit against the venue or teams alleging they have violated New York law related to tickets and ticket... Read more
Padres Force Dodgers Fans to Resale for MLB Playoffs Tickets
With the National League Division Series knotted at one game each going into Friday’s game three in San Diego, Dodger fans hoping to support their team are being forced to purchase tickets on resale marketplaces. The San Diego Padres organization is forcing them to alternate strategies after restricting ticket... Read more