Currently owned by Dan and Gary Gilbert, the “Cavs” are a Cleveland, OH based professional basketball team. Getting their start in the NBA in 1970, the 2010 team is now coached by Mike Brown, and has among its players the NBA’s 2009 MVP, LeBron James, who holds a number of career records within his team. Notable past players include Lance Allred, the first deaf player in the NBA, Lenny Wilkens, Walt Frazier, and Nate Thurmond.
During the 1970s, the team established itself when their coach, Bill Fitch, received “Coach of the Year” during the 1975-76 season, although statistically they incurred more losses than wins throughout the remainder of the decade. Poor management ensued under Ted Stepien in the early 1980s, but was revived after the Gund brothers purchased the team in 1983. The 1990s were an all-time low for the team until 2003, when LeBron James joined the team as the number one draft pick of the NBA Lottery. The Cavalier’s mascot, the Moondog, is in honor of their city as it was once the name of a local radio personality, Alan Freed.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the team’s digital ticketing partner Veritix reached a team milestone earlier this week when more than half of the fans attending the Cavs home playoff game against the Chicago Bulls used paperless tickets to enter. According to the team, 11,752 out of the 20,562 fans... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: “Digonex® Teams Up with Cleveland Cavaliers for Pricing Analysis Consultation” INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Digonex) January 28, 2010 – Indianapolis-based pricing software developer Digonex Technologies, Inc., today announced that that the Cleveland Cavaliers will be the first sports franchise to leverage its Sports & Entertainment Analytical Ticketing System (SEATS),... Read more
Veritix, owner of Flash Seats paperless ticketing technology, has signed an exclusive deal to provide primary and secondary ticketing services for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Lake Erie Monsters and their arena home, the Quicken Loans Arena. The deal is set to go into effect October 1. Flash Seats, a digital... Read more
Ticketmaster Entertainment and the Cleveland Cavaliers have settled their two-year-old lawsuit over the Cavs using Veritix Flash Seats technology to resell tickets. The Cavs will be permitted to resume using the Veritix technology, which allows fans to buy and resell paperless tickets for the team’s home games at Quicken... Read more
Want to see the Orlando Magic play at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals? The secondary ticket market might be your best bet. Tickets for Games 3 and 4 (and Game 6, if necessary) in Orlando sold out in a little over five minutes... Read more
Ticketmaster this week won a ruling in its case against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and its partner Flash Seats, prohibiting the Cavs from using Flash Seats technology to resell tickets. U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen O’Malley ruled that the team’s use of the Flash Seats paperless ticketing system violated a... Read more
Some fans at Quicken Loans Arena for the Oct. 31 season opener between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Dallas Mavericks tomorrow night got slight bargains when they bought their seats, according to Cleveland.com. The Cavaliers acknowledge having sold tickets at $25 and $35 that were supposed to be marked... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. TicketNews.com The announcement of a major secondary deal between two sports heavyweights, and a disagreement between two others dominated the week ended August 3 in the ticketing industry. Thought financial terms were not announced in the deal between StubHub! and Major League Baseball the arrangement... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. TicketNews.com Claiming the primary ticketing giant is trying to illegally squash competition, the Cleveland Cavaliers and partner Flash Seats Monday filed a federal lawsuit in Ohio against Ticketmaster alleging the company is violating state and federal anti-trust laws. The lawsuit was filed “to stop Ticketmaster’s... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. Looking to gain more control over the secondary market for its tickets, the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers are the first team to use Flash Seats, a web-based, virtually paperless ticket-selling endeavor. Owned by Camelot Ventures, a venture capital firm that includes the Cavs owner Dan Gilbert,... Read more