Live Nation’s Ticketmaster division, facing increasing competition from rival ticketing companies, is planning to aggressively remake its online ticket selling options through a deal with interactive mapping company Iomedia. Ticketmaster announced today, November 15, that it plans to incorporate Iomedia’s Virtual Venue mapping technology into branded venue and team... Read more
Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center, which hosted a Justin Bieber concert last night, November 10, struggled under the weight of the tour’s paperless ticketing requirement, as hundreds of fans faced long delays and credit card issues before gaining entry. The show marked the 22,000-seat Kentucky arena’s first concert to utilize... Read more
Ticket brokers in the Cleveland area are hoping that the Cavaliers will be competitive enough to still attract fans this season, now that star player LeBron James has joined the Miami Heat. The team may have won its home opener Wednesday night, October 27, against the Boston Celtics, but... Read more
The Tampa Bay Rays, which had struggled with ticket sales throughout the season and even had to give away free tickets late in the year, officially sold out Game Five of the American League Divisional Series at Tropicana Field tonight, October 12. Officials said the team sold out the... Read more
Consumer finance Web site WalletPop recently took a look event ticket deals on StubHub, Craigslist and Ticketmaster and more often than not StubHub came out ahead in offering fans the best prices. The informal study, part of the site’s “Saving Money” section, looked at the various places to buy... Read more
Folk-rock legend Bob Dylan, no stranger to experimenting with how tickets are sold to his shows, held a concert at The Warfield Theatre in San Francisco last night, August 25, where fans paid an admission fee at the door, in cash, eschewing advanced ticket sales in an attempt to... Read more
The recently completed Ticket Summit this past July drew the most attendees in its five-year history, but also attracted heavy interest from international entities, according to TicketNews TV. Conference Executive Director Molly Martinez told correspondent Kim Crandall that this year’s show “was the most international yet,” attracting ticketing professionals... Read more
Struggling secondary ticket company Razorgator, which recently cut about 25 percent of its staff and restructured its business model, reportedly lost $3.5 million on underperforming World Cup ticket sales, which contributed to the layoffs. The company announced the layoffs, which totaled about 30 employees, earlier in the month and... Read more
Jan Eglen, CEO of dynamic pricing company Digonex Technologies, recently appeared on Fox Business News where he discussed dynamic ticket pricing with anchor Connell McShane. Digonex, which launched its Sports & Entertainment Analytical Ticketing System (SEATS) last year, is reportedly in discussions with several professional sports teams that are... Read more
In the latest edition of TicketNews TV, correspondent Kim Crandall covers the latest in state regulatory efforts regarding the ticketing industry, StubHub’s venture into mobile ticketing, the financial health of Broadway and new developments in music and sports. In New York, the state legislature is considering whether to regulate... Read more