LAFC Strips Season Tickets From Fans Over Ticket Resale
One of the major side-stories of the increased forced shift to digital-only ticketing systems is teams using the data they access about their season ticket holders usage of tickets and taking action – from increased in-stadium marketing, to cutting off ticket access if fans sell them too frequently. Fans... Read more
Ticketmaster, AMB Sports Extend Atlanta Teams Deal
AMB Sports and Entertainment, which controls the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, MLS’s Atlanta United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, has extended its existing deal that makes Ticketmaster the ticketing partner for the teams and all events at the Atlanta facility. “AMB Sports and Entertainment are known for pushing the envelope and pioneering... Read more
Patriots, Gillette Stadium Extend Ticketmaster Ticketing Contract
Kraft Sports & Entertainment, which operates the New England Patriots, New England Revolution, and Gillette Stadium, has announced an extension of its relationship with Ticketmaster. The ticketing company will continue to serve as the primary ticket vendor for both teams and other events at the stadium, located in Foxborough,... Read more
Charlotte FC Set MLS Attendance Record at Inaugural Home Match
Charlotte FC kicked off its inaugural Major League Soccer season in style, setting a league record for attendance in their home opener. The team, which is owned by Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and plays its home matches at Bank of America Stadium, had 74,479 as its official attendance... Read more
SeatGeek Adds St. Louis CITY SC to Portfolio of MLS Clients
SeatGeek has added another Major League Soccer (MLS) client to its roster, announcing it would be the primary ticketing provider for St. Louis CITY SC as it moves towards its inaugural season in 2023. St. Louis CITY SC becomes the seventh MLS client for SeatGeek, which continues to make... Read more
Seattle Sounders Apologize to Fans After Ticketmaster Onsale Fiasco
Confusing messages and copious errors plagued the Seattle Sounders ticket sale for season ticket members this week, prompting an apology from the MLS franchise to its fans. The franchise, which returned to using Ticketmaster during the off-season after previously having SeatGeek handle its ticketing needs, apologized Tuesday afternoon after... 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
Houston Dynamo FC, Dash, BBVA Stadium Sign With SeatGeek
SeatGeek will be the primary ticketing agency for the Houston Dynamo FC, Houston Dash, and BBCA Stadium, beginning with the 2021 season. The announcement was published on Thursday, the second announcement of a high profile primary ticketing deal for SeatGeek in as many weeks, coming on the heels of... Read more
Sports League Commissioners Discuss Outlook For Their Return
The heads of six major sports leagues came together for a remote discussion on their potential return to the playing field – offering both optimism and frustration about their current situations. ESPN’s “The Return of Sports” special aired Monday night with commissioners of the NBA, WNBA, NFL, NHL, MLS... Read more
MLS To Return Next Month With Tournament In Orlando
Major League Soccer is preparing its comeback. Days after the league announced that an agreement had been reached between players and executives, details have emerged as to how exactly competition will resume after a months-long suspension. All 26 clubs will reconvene at the Disney-owned ESPN Wide World of Sports... Read more