President Barack Obama, an avid basketball player and sports fan, said in an interview televised this week that he would like to see professional sports leagues consider more ways to lower the price of tickets. The President did not elaborate on the ways leagues could lower prices, but he... Read more
The 2014 Super Bowl will be played in the new Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, the National Football League (NFL) announced today, May 25, and despite it being an outdoor, cold-weather championship game in February, ticket brokers believe it will be a huge winner on the secondary ticket market.... Read more
Lady Gaga’s upcoming Monster Ball Tour is one of the nation’s hottest concert tickets this summer. But what started as an attempt to buy tickets to the largely sold-out tour turned into a lesson on spotting counterfeit tickets for one New York City fan. Nina Liotta bought what she... Read more
An Arizona woman who bought, what turned out to be, counterfeit Phoenix Coyotes playoff tickets helped police nab the suspected scalper with a picture of his license plate. Mari Alfaro discovered the tickets for sale on Craigslist, and after meeting up with the alleged scalper, Mario Cox, she bought... Read more
A new ticket Web site is using the secondary ticket market to do some good by providing charities with funds. Tix4Cause is a new online marketplace that operates similarly to marketplaces like StubHub and RazorGator, where people list and sell their unused event tickets. It’s a for-profit operation but... Read more
Two street scalpers were arrested separately over the weekend trying to resell tickets outside of the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, OK before the Thunder game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Undercover police officers busted the two when they tried to scalp tickets Saturday night, April 24, according to... Read more
In the latest edition of TicketNews TV, correspondent Kim Crandall reports on the latest issues to affect the ticketing industry, including Ticketmaster’s decision to allow customers to resell their paperless tickets. See the video below. Ticketmaster has long touted paperless ticketing as convenient and secure, while critics have pointed... Read more
The Minnesota Twins are playing the first games in their new, outdoor stadium this week, and the team is warning fans that the excitement surrounding the new Target Field could bring out ticket scammers. In a report by WCCO-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Kevin Smith, director of public affairs for... Read more
In a special edition of TicketNews TV, correspondent Kim Crandall reports from the recent Ticket Summit 2010 in New York City, speaking with participants about the conference and the state of ticketing today. This year’s Ticket Summit in New York City included sessions on such topics as effective pricing... Read more
Ticket software company TicketNetwork hopes to launch its own summer concert series, but the project is facing rigorous opposition from some locals. The proposed venue site is located on nine acres of commercially zoned forest near company headquarters in Vernon, CT, a suburb of Hartford located just off Interstate... Read more