SeatGeek Expands NBA Presence With Utah Jazz Partnership
SeatGeek announced its second major professional sports franchise partnership in just three days on Thursday, revealing a deal that makes it the primary box office partner for the Utah Jazz and their home arena. The deal will bring SeatGeek to Vivint Arena as Official Ticketing partner in a multi-year... Read more
Washington Wizards VIP Box And Suites
So what if your favorite NBA team, the Washington Wizards, didn’t make it past the postseason contention this season? You can always cheer for the team next season as the players make a wonderful and mighty comeback! And when that happens, you can be ready with your Washington Wizards... Read more
NBA Finals Ticket Prices Soaring as Boston vs. Golden State Tips Off
The 2022 NBA Finals kick off on Thursday night in San Francisco, and fans are paying the highest prices – ever – for tickets to see the games. The matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors pits one of the league’s iconic franchises against its most... Read more
NBA Teams Charging Higher Ticket Prices Despite Lower Demand
The mantra for event operators defending ever-rising ticket prices is that higher demand equals higher pricing. Companies like Live Nation/Ticketmaster use it constantly, particularly in defense of the surge pricing “platinum” systems that kick prices up to the stratosphere during moments of high demand. The NBA doesn’t appear to... Read more
Phoenix Suns Insider Pleads Guilty to Stealing, Reselling Tickets
A longtime Phoenix Suns ticket office employee has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole thousands of tickets over several years, selling them on the resale market. Jeffrey Marcussen, who worked for the team from 2004-2019, agreed to pay back nearly half a million dollars as part of a... Read more
Ticketmaster, NBA Renew Official Ticketing Marketplace Deal
Ticketmaster and the National Basketball Association have announced that their deal making the ticket marketplace their official partner has been renewed for multiple seasons. The deal, first struck in 2012 and renewed in 2018, was set to expire soon but will now extend into the future, though the specific... Read more
Ticketmaster, Monumental Renew Ticketing Deal in Washington, D.C.
Monumental Sports and Entertainment (MSE) announced the extension of their long-term ticketing deal with Ticketmaster this week, covering many high-profile entities in and around Washington D.C. As MSE’s official ticketing partner, Ticketmaster will faciliatate ticketing for all of the organization’s venues, as well as its sports franchises, whcih include... Read more
San Francisco Shuts Down Golden State Plan for Reopening at 50 Percent
San Francisco officials rejected the Golden State Warriors plan to open the season allowing up to 50 percent capacity at Chase Center, deeming the plan too risky as COVID cases spike across the country. The team had plans to use rapid PCR COVID tests to screen fans on their... Read more
NBA Players Approve Plans for December 22 Start, 72 Game Season
NBA management has reportedly come to an agreement with its players to start the 2020-21 season just before the holidays. After a pandemic-delayed 2019-20 season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers taking home the title in September, the league will be back in action on December 22, with plans... Read more
Sports League Commissioners Discuss Outlook For Their Return
The heads of six major sports leagues came together for a remote discussion on their potential return to the playing field – offering both optimism and frustration about their current situations. ESPN’s “The Return of Sports” special aired Monday night with commissioners of the NBA, WNBA, NFL, NHL, MLS... Read more