Pro Football Hall of Fame Unveils Partnership with Tickets.com
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday a major multi-year partnership with Tickets.com, including an integration of Tickets.com’s ProVenue platform for Museum membership and premier stadium events. The Hall of Fame, which is located in Canton, Ohio, is the birthplace of the National Football League. The museum,... Read more
Cher Claims Ticket Prices To Her Manchester Show Are ‘Ridiculous’
Cher will perform in the UK and Europe throughout the fall months, but fans are frustrated over the expensive ticket prices, and turns out, the iconic pop star is angry too. The “Queen of Pop” is slated to bring her Here We Go Again tour to Manchester Arena on... Read more
StubHub Names Arnie Katz Chief Product & Technology Officer
StubHub has appointed three new members to its leadership team: Arnie Katz, vice president and chief product and technology officer; Miguel Giribet Giral as vice president of global eCommerce; and Stephanie Burns, vice president and general counsel. The new executive talent brings decades of combined business and eCommerce experience,... Read more
Facebook Takes Action Against Ticket Fraud After Investigation
Scammers constantly flood Facebook event pages, pretending to sell nonexistent tickets to potential concertgoers, but after an investigation in the UK, Facebook is taking the first steps toward ending ticket fraud on its platform. Earlier this year, Facebook agreed to donate £3m to a new Citizens Advice project dedicated... Read more
StubHub Hires New Head of International As Business Expands Globally
The e-Bay owned secondary ticketing site StubHub announced today that Miguel Giribet Giral has been appointed as the Head of International as the company continues its expansion worldwide. Giral, formerly the the Chief Commercial Officer of the international fashion outlet Privalia, will be based in Madrid and work toward... Read more
Eventbrite Partners With Vivid Sydney Festival As Official Ticketing Partner
Global ticketing platform Eventbrite has been named the official ticketing partner of this year’s Vivid Sydney, Australia’s largest festival of light, music, and ideas. Vivid Sydney, which runs from May 24 to June 15, will include various program activities. Vivid Light, which includes an illumination of Sydney’s skyline from... Read more
Marcus Stern of Any Tickets Joins US Minority Ticketing Group
The US Minority Ticketing Group is proud to announce Marcus Stern as a new member of the organization. Stern is the co-owner of Any Tickets, one of the most popular and well-known brokerages in the country. At age 17, he was working at a nursery when his sister, who... Read more
Ticketmaster Class-Action Lawsuit May Be Resolved Confidentially
A California judge tentatively granted Ticketmaster’s request to arbitrate its ongoing “Scalpergate” class-action lawsuit, which alleges that it violated antitrust and consumer protection laws by helping scalpers re-sell tickets. It’s possible the suit could be resolved in confidential proceedings, leaving the public in the dark. The ticketing giant has... Read more
Tickets Loom Large in Lobbyist Giveaways to California Lawmakers
Several California lawmakers accepted gifts that totaled more than $810,000 last year from lobbyists who handed out free tickets to sports and concerts, a new state report obtained by the San Diego Union Tribune shows. The report shows that multiple companies gave out expensive treats to state legislators in... Read more
CMA Prepares For Another Round of Legal Action Against Viagogo
Update (as of Thursday, March 7): “We take the CMA’s concerns very seriously,” Viagogo said in a statement to Ticket News. “However, we strongly believe we are not in breach of the court order. As the CMA indicated, we have successfully made several improvements to our platform to meet... Read more