Arizona Governor Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions on Businesses, Events
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey lifted restrictions on businesses and events in the state, effectively paving the way for live events to return at the discretion of event operators and venues. The Republican  announced the changes Thursday, alongside a new rule prohibiting local authorities from enforcing mask mandates outside of... Read more
Sportsbooks Coming to Stadiums In the US
In early 2020, the NFL and NFL Players’ Association agreed about the future of sports betting in NFL stadiums. Though the NBA helped lead the charge in 2018 to repeal the Supreme Court’s 1992 PASPA ruling against oddsmakers, the NFL became the first US major league to open up... Read more
NFL Announces Plans Allow 22,000 at Super Bowl LV in Tampa
Super Bowl LV will have fans in attendance, according to an announcement from the NFL released Friday morning. Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay will have approximately 22,000 in the building for the game, which takes place in early February. That amounts to roughly 1/3 the full capacity of... Read more
StageFront Signs Ticketing Partnership for International Champions Cup
Relevant Sports Group has entered a three-year ticketing deal with StageFront related to the International Champions Cup, which they hope will go on as planned in 2021 with fans in attendance. StageFront will serve as both a sponsor and ticketing partner for the ICC men’s event, which features a... Read more
Bills to Allow Fans for Playoffs – With Ticket Rules That Violate NY Law
For the first time this season, Buffalo Bills fans will be allowed to watch their team in person. New York’s government has authorized just over 6,000 attendance for playoff games taking place in the Western New York city. The rights of those fans to use, gift, or resell those... Read more
Seattle Sounders FC Shifts Ticketing Back to Ticketmaster
Seattle Sounders FC announced late last week that it would be shifting ticketing providers to Ticketmaster, replacing SeatGeek after three years. Ticketmaster previously served as the primary and resale ticketing partner for the MLS franchise since its debut in 2009 through the 2017 season. “We are thrilled to return... Read more
CFP Semifinal Moves from Rose Bowl to Texas Over COVID Restrictions
The 2021 College Football Playoff (CFP) Semifinal scheduled to take place at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena has been relocated to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Rising case rates of coronavirus and the subsequent refusal by local authorities to allow any fans in the stands, including friends or... Read more
MLB Franchises Suing Insurers Over Lost Ticketing Revenue
Major League Baseball and all 30 of its franchises have filed a lawsuit against their insurance providers, citing billions of dollars in losses due to pandemic-related bans on fans attending games. The lawsuit was filed in October in California Superior Court in Alameda County, California. It was initially reported... Read more
How the Sports Betting Industry Affects Viewership and Ticket Sales
Since Nevada opened its first legal sportsbook back in 1949, the popularity of sports betting has exploded across the nation and now fans enjoy it everywhere. With the pastime available across all major sports, there’s no doubt that this rapid expansion has caused an increase in viewership of televised... Read more
Utah Jazz Plan Four Phase Fan Return for ’20-21 NBA Season
With coronavirus restrictions remaining in place for large-scale events across the country, the Utah Jazz have announced their plans for bringing fans back to Vivint Smart Home Arena safely. The NBA season tips off in December, with plans for a 72-game regular season running through to July. Utah hopes... Read more