Caesars Entertainment Reveals Plan For Reopening Las Vegas Strip
The bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip have been dimmed amid the current pandemic. But when local officials declare that the Entertainment Capital of the World can reopen, major Las Vegas player Caesars Entertainment will be ready having already devised a plan for a phased reopening. The gaming... Read more
StubHub Targeted By Class Action Over Covid-19 Refunds
StubHub has been hit with a class action lawsuit for refusing to refund fans for events that have been, or will be cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The suit was brought on by the firm Koskie Minsky, on behalf of all Canadian residents who purchased tickets via... Read more
INTIX Develops Contact Tracing Add-On For Live Events
Australian ticket seller INTIX has developed a new contact tracing add-on to its platform aimed at keeping citizens safe while helping venues and live events cautiously return to business amid the coronavirus pandemic. The add-on will assist the Australian government track cases of COVID-19 by providing details on potentially... Read more
Relaxed Social Distancing Decreases Death Toll In Sweden
As much of the world navigates the coronavirus pandemic, Sweden took an unconventional approach in tackling COVID-19. The country never officially entered lockdown and has allowed schools, restaurants and most businesses to stay open as usual. Even crowded places like nightclubs have kept operations going with the extent of... Read more
Pollstar Virtual Town Hall Focuses On Return Of Live Events
People within the entertainment industry had the chance to join Backstage Productions’ second Live Entertainment Town Hall meeting on Monday. According to Pollstar, the event brought together a variety of industry executives to discuss where the industry is headed going forward, including several re-openings and drive-in movie theater shows... Read more
Judge Rules In Favor of StubHub in Misappropriation Lawsuit
A ruling by a California federal judge dealt a substantial blow to a lawsuit brought by a former competitor of StubHub, which alleged the secondary ticketing site illegally used proprietary code after hiring employees from that competitor. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson granted partial summary judgement to StubHub... Read more
Promoters Outline Safety Changes For Future Live Concerts
While states begin to reopen across the country, music fans can look forward to concerts slowly popping-up once again. However, when shows do return, they won’t be the same. Concerts are usually a freeing experience, allowing music fans to dance and sing among one another, crowd surfing, moshing, and... Read more
Venue Slams Ticketmaster For Withholding Refunds From Fans
In recent weeks, Ticketmaster has seen its refund process draw backlash from consumers and lawmakers alike. Now, one of the seller’s partner venues is speaking out against the “unacceptable” practice of withholding refunds from fans. Florida’s St. Augustine Amphitheatre is looking to refund fans that purchased tickets for the... Read more
Live Nation Furloughs 20 Percent Of Workforce Amid Pandemic
In order to stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic, live entertainment behemoth Live Nation announced that it has furloughed 20 percent of its staff in cost-cutting measures. According to Billboard, the company revealed a $600 million cost-cutting package, which will affect 2,100 of Live Nation’s 10,500 employees. Back in... Read more
Tickets.Com Technology Is Ready For Social Distance Seating
As the country and globe phase into a new normal, venues are struggling to adapt seating to new ticketing and seating scenarios. Tickets.com has been busy sharing information with clients to educate them on the existing capabilities of the ProVenue® system to better prepare them for upcoming events. “We... Read more