Chicago Bears Raise Season Ticket Prices, Go Mobile
As the Chicago Bears approach their 100th season, the team has decided to not only raise season ticket prices, but eliminate paper tickets completely. Ticket prices are set to increase by an average of four percent; season ticket prices will range across nine different tiers. While this change was... Read more
Detroit Tigers Switch To Mobile-Only Tickets For 2019 Season
The Detroit Tigers have officially switched to using a mobile-only ticketing system for the 2019 season. Baseball fans will no longer be able to enter Comerica Park with paper tickets this year. Instead, they’ll have to show tickets on the Major League Baseball Ballpark app. A video on the... Read more
Seahawks Penalizing Fans With Fees for Non-Mobile Tickets
The Seattle Seahawks are hopping on the digital first bandwagon, and taking it an extra step further – penalizing fans who want to receive their season tickets in physical form with a $35 add-on fee. The punitive fee only applies to new season ticket holders for the 2018 season,... Read more
Report: Crook Hacks Flash Seats Account, Buys $800 in Tickets and Runs
A Houston woman who had been roped into using Flash Seats for her purchase of tickets to the rodeo and left nearly $1,000 in the account for future use was the victim of fraud, according to a story on abc13.com. The system, which Frances Dorgant thought secure, was apparently... Read more
Fans Endure Long Lines, Mobile Woes Before CFP Championship
While it appears that fears of a large-scale breakdown of the mobile-only ticketing scheme for the College Football Playoff Championship between Georgia and Alabama went unrealized, reports and social media show that the fan experience left much to be desired in Atlanta. With temperatures hovering not far above freezing... Read more
CFP Game Enforces Mobile-Only Ticketing to Fans’ Dismay
Monday’s College Football Playoff between Georgia and Alabama will mark the first ever major championship sporting event in the United States where most fans will be forced to use mobile tickets to get into the game, and some are already unhappy with the process. Ticketmaster – the official partner... Read more
LAFC Introduces SeatGeek as Club’s Official Ticket Partner
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 18, 2017) — The Los Angeles Football Club today announced a partnership with SeatGeek to make the company the Club’s official ticketing provider for its inaugural 2018 season. As part of the partnership, SeatGeek will serve as both the primary and secondary market ticketing partner... Read more
NFL Sales Drop: Ticketing’s Role in the League’s Attendance Issues
Usually the NFL season brings a cacaphony of headlines about great games, on-field drama, and highlight performances. In 2017, however, there has been a heavy undercurrent of worry in addition to the usual Hank Williams-led fanfare of America’s most popular sport. Sales are down and fans are upset. Protest... Read more
Colorado’s Red Rocks Makes Push Towards Digital-Only Ticketing
Denver Arts and Venues, which owns and operates the hugely popular Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado, announced Wednesday their plans to implement a new ticketing system for the concert season of 2018 that includes enforcing mobile-only tickets for the venue’s first four rows. Those rows of the iconic... Read more
Should NFL Fans Brace for Failure-Prone Mobile Transition?
If life immitates art, this commercial from Metro PCS might be a glimpse into the future for NFL mobile ticketing, which is a key piece of the recently announced extension of the league’s partnership with ticketing giant Ticketmaster: Obviously, the world is becoming increasingly mobile-centric. Just about any company... Read more