French Open Rescheduling Causes Conflict With U.S. Open, Laver Cup
The French Tennis Federation (FFT) caused a stir Tuesday with its unexpected announcement that the French Open would be postponed to late September in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The clay-surfaced Grand Slam, originally set to run May 24 through June 7, will now be held in Paris September... Read more
Miami Open Cancelled Amid Florida State Of Emergency
This month’s Miami Open tennis tournament has officially been cancelled. Tournament officials revealed Thursday that the tournament would comply with a state of emergency enacted by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and therefore not proceed. Days earlier, organizers insisted that the event, slated to run March 23 to April... Read more
Miami Open To Maintain Schedule Despite COVID-19 Fears
The fate of the Miami Open tennis tournament seemed highly questionable following the abrupt cancellation of the sport’s prestigious BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. Despite nationwide concerns over the coronavirus spread and live events folding for safety measures, the high-profile tournament says it will go on as... Read more
BNP Paribas Open Cancelled Over Coronavirus Fears
California’s BNP Paribas Open has been called off amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The annual tennis tournament, held in Indian Wells, marks the first major U.S. sporting event to be canceled over public health concerns. Indian Wells and the Coachella Valley region was declared under a public health emergency... Read more
Paris Court Upholds Ruling Against Viagogo For French Open Tickets
The Paris Court of Appeals upheld a ruling that Viagogo must cease its unauthorized listing and sale of tickets to the French Open at Roland Garros, citing the French Tennis Federation (FFT) as the lone legal seller of the tournament’s tickets. Viagogo Entertainment Inc. and Viagogo AG argued that... Read more
Hamilton, Elton John and Astros-Nationals Headline StubHub Year in Sales
World Series, Hamilton and Elton John Lead Lists That Highlight Top-Selling U.S. Events Across Sports, Music and Theatre SAN FRANCISCO – December 10, 2019 – StubHub, the world’s most trusted ticket marketplace, today released its fifth annual Year in Live Experiences report, highlighting the best-selling events of the year.... Read more
Davis Cup Organizers Face Challenges Selling Tickets Ahead of Event
Later this month, 18 teams will face-off in the 108th Davis Cup Finals for a week-long, World Cup-style tennis event in Madrid. However, organizers admitted that selling tickets hasn’t been as easy as they’d hoped. According to County Press, the event has faced challenges due to the competition’s new... Read more
NYC Teachers-Union Chief Accepted US Open Tickets Totaling $8K
The NYC teachers-union chief, Michael Mulgrew, reportedly accepted over $8,000 worth of US Open Tennis tickets from a law firm. According to the New York Post, Mulgrew received these tickets five years in a row from 2012 to 2016 from the law firm Stroock & Lavan. During that time,... Read more
BBC Hands Out Hundreds of Free Tickets to Wimbledon Staff, VIPs
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has handed out hundreds of free Wimbledon tickets to its staff, sports executives, PRs, and politicians on all 13 days of the championships. According to The Sun, 299 free passes were handed out to this year’s tournament, equating to the vast majority of seats... Read more