When you head out to the ballpark or stadium, chances are that once you find your seat you will inevitably be within shouting distance of a loud, over zealous or “unruly” fan. Well, now according to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, you have someone to point the finger... Read more
The baseball season is a little more than a quarter complete, and fans can still find bargains on tickets for the New York Yankees. This week, TicketNews priced tickets to the upcoming Yankees game against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 4, 2008 at Yankee Stadium, and discovered some... Read more
In an unprecedented effort to increase security at this summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing, tickets for the opening and closing night ceremonies are being embedded with microchips containing the ticket holder’s photo, passport information, address, e-mail and telephone numbers, according to officials. Organizers hope the increased surveillance will deter... Read more
A class action lawsuit filed in a U.S. District Court in California last week is challenging the practices of Ticketmaster and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) that together use a lottery system to distribute tickets for some of the NCAA’s hottest events, such as the NCAA Men’s Basketball... Read more
By Petrina Crockford The president of Ticketmaster China last week predicted that this summer’s Beijing Olympics will sell out, a historic first for the world games. “We predict that this will be the first Olympics that it’s a ‘sold out’ Olympics,” Jonathan D. Krane told reporters during a press... Read more
For years fans that were looking for a match-up of two great fighters battling it out in the ring had to turn to boxing. But as a new generation begins to grow, the sport of mixed martial arts is slowly drawing the attention of those fans. At the forefront... Read more
In an unusual dispute, organizers of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics are planning to stop a separate Canadian Olympic committee from providing tickets to the Vancouver Games to ticket brokers. According to Reuters, the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) will not disclose which group they plan to confront over the... Read more
The UEFA Cup Final was held in Manchester, England, this week, and over one hundred thousand fans traveled to the city to see the game, despite the City of Manchester Stadium holding just 50,000. Greater Manchester Police warned fans last week that no big screens or other catered events... Read more
The Harlem Globetrotters’ 2008 Magic As Ever Tour broke North American records with a nearly 5 percent increase in gross tour revenue, set all-time levels for merchandise sales, hit television ratings highs and exponentially increased online traffic, re-establishing the Globetrotters as a worldwide entertainment powerhouse. The Globetrotters’ storied arch... Read more
The final phase of ticket sales for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China did not go much smoother than the first phase last October when its ticketing system crashed on the first day of sales. As the final 1.38 million tickets went on sale May 5, buyers complained... Read more