Updating List Of Every COVID-19 Cancellation And Postponement
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been detrimental to several facets of life, but perhaps most impactful on the live event industry. As public health authorities urge residents to limit group gatherings to curb the spread of the virus, hundreds of events around the country have been forced to cancel... Read more
Wisconsin Resident Sues StubHub Over Voucher Policy Switch
A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against StubHub, according to a report by Law360.com. The lawsuit is over the ticket resale giant’s recent shift from providing refunds to cancelled events to providing vouchers worth 120% of the order value. The change, announced last week, has caused some... Read more
Yankees Establish Emergency Funding For Yankee Stadium Workers
Amid the MLB season’s lengthy delay, the New York Yankees are helping aid the financial toll COVID-19 is having on stadium staff out of work. The team has set up a $1.4 million emergency fund to aid eligible Yankee Stadium workers while the venue is vacant during the interrupted... Read more
Worldwide Covid-19 Cases Pass 1 Million Confirmed Count
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend life and live events across the globe, Thursday saw another milestone hit – one million confirmed cases worldwide. The United States accounts for nearly a quarter of them – with 240,395 according to https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/. New York and surrounding states continue to serve... Read more
Event Companies Pivot To Coronavirus Relief Efforts
The live event industry was one of the first to come to a screeching halt in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. But as the country reels from the outbreak’s effects and scrambles to secure the proper care and equipment to combat the virus, event companies are stepping up... Read more
Proposed Study Seeks to Stimulate “Herd Immunity” For Covid-19
Is promoting a rapid deployment of “herd immunity” the key to solving the Covid-19 pandemic? One prominent e-commerce businessman and philanthropist thinks so, and has pledged as much as $5 million to fund a study designed to test its effectiveness, according to a source speaking to TicketNews on the... Read more
Florida Stay-At-Home Order To Likely Extend MLB Start Date
The ongoing process of deciding an official MLB start date just got a bit murkier as portions of Florida are put under a stay-at-home order. Several South Florida counties, including Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, will effectively be shut down in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19,... Read more
Trump Moves Coronavirus Distancing Halt to April 30
As cases of Covid-19 continue to surge across the globe, President Trump announced Sunday that the government was extending its social distancing guidelines out to April 30. The United States currently as the highest number of overall cases of Covid-19 in the world, with 142,793 according to the coronavirus... Read more
StubHub Goes Voucher-Only on Cancelled Events due to Covid-19
StubHub has announced a change to its policies in the wake of the rash of postponements and cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, informing customers that cancelled events are now eligible to receive a voucher rather than a refund, according to a post on its website. Previously, customers holding... Read more
Covid-19 Annualized Death Rate Passes 1 Million
As western countries continue to struggle to slow the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, Thursday saw a reported 2,783 deaths worldwide attributed to the virus, making the Covid-19 annualized death rate over 1 million – 1,015,795 to be exact. Or, slightly more than 1,018,000 if you account for 2020... Read more