MLB, Ticketmaster Ask Court to Pause Discovery in COVID-19 Refund Lawsuit
Major League Baseball and all of its teams joined its ticketing partners including Ticketmaster and StubHub in asking the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to put discovery on hold in a class action lawsuit over refunds related to games cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit, filed... Read more
NFL May Ask Fans to Sign Coronavirus Waiver to Attend
According to a report in The Athletic, the NFL is considering requiring fans sign a liability waiver to attend games this fall. Signing the document would indicate an agreement not to hold the league responsible if they were to catch COVID-19 while catching a game. It is likely to... Read more
Matchbox Twenty Reschedules 52-Date Tour to 2021
Matchbox Twenty announced the rescheduled dates for its tour, which was put on hold along with all other touring plans for this summer, in May. The Live Nation-produced tour will kick off on July 16, 2021 at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena, proceeding through the country before wrapping up at... Read more
Texas Governor Approves NASCAR Race at 50% Attendance
The return of fans to NASCAR events will continue to grow, as Texas Governor Greg Abbott approved Texas Motor Speedway’s plans for opening to as many as 50% of its 135,000 seating capacity for a race rescheduled to July 19th at the venue. “Texans are eager for sporting and... Read more
Report: NFL Will Tarp Seating Near Field for Safety, Sponsorships
While the NFL has announced it will allow teams and local officials to determine the number of fans allowed at its games this year, those with the best seats in the house will be a little further back from the field, at best, according to a report from Sports... Read more
StubHub Refund Policy Change May Run Afoul of Massachusetts Law
StubHub’s Covid-19 policy shift against allowing refunds for cancelled events may run afoul of Massachusetts law, according to consumer rights activists. More than 100 consumer complaints have been received in the state, according to a report by WCVB. The ticket resale marketplace changed its terms in March as thousands... Read more
Report: NFL to Let Teams, Localities Decide Attendance Levels
It will be up to individual NFL franchises and the localities in which they reside to decide on attendance capacity for the 2020 season, according to a report published Tuesday The Athletic. Rather than a leaguewide mandate, the level of in-person attendance will vary by market. “Attendance will be... Read more
After Lengthy Negotiation, Major League Baseball Set for Return to Field
After a lengthy and often acrimonious negotiation process, Major League Baseball has set a plan for its return to the field, with players set to return to training camps on July 1. The season will have its Opening Day on either July 23 or 24 and run for 60... Read more
County Board of Health Asks Iowa State to Ban Fans at Fall Sports
The Board of Heath for Story County, Iowa recommended that Iowa State prohibit fans in the stands at all fall sporting events, including football, due to the potential for coronavirus spread in such situations, numerous outlets are reporting. The board approved the recommendation Monday, and will meet again Thursday... Read more
Report: Broadway to Announce Extension of Closures to January
Broadway may soon extend its ongoing shutdown through the end of 2020, according to sources cited in a report posted Monday at Broadwaynews.com. Shows, halted since March due to the coronavirus, will remain closed through at least January 3, 2021, with the official announcement expected to come later this... Read more