The iconic heavy metal band AC/DC is touring its native Australia and tickets are fetching some big prices, according to The band’s Black Ice World Tour has been a huge success, promoters said more than half a million tickets were sold out in less than half an hour. Read more
OPINION: The Chiefs are on the warpath against scalpers as they look to fill Waikato Stadium in the run-up to the Super 14 finals. Last week, ahead of the sellout Hurricanes match, they appear to have succeeded in stopping some ticket holders from flogging their seats on Trade Me,... Read more
Michigan has a law against the scalping of tickets for sports events, theater performances, circuses and the like. It shouldn’t – as events involving Michigan State University illustrate. Followers of MSU know well that the men’s basketball team recently competed in the Final Four at Ford Field. An April... Read more
At the zenith of the luxury movement in sports: New Yankee Stadium, where the best tickets cost $2,625. Not per season–per game. Faced with this absurdity, a Yankee fan has developed a solution. It’s actually cheaper–far cheaper–to fly to Seattle and see the Yanks and Mariners play twice at... Read more
Fan-to-fan ticket exchange Seatwave topped the league table at last night’s Media Momentum Awards with revenue growth of 2203% over the past two years. Seatwave won Fastest Growing Company and Best Management, while mobile marketing agency Velti won Fastest Growing Larger Company. Read more
It’s known as “scalping” for a reason: Usually when you buy a ticket from a reseller you can expect to pay a hefty markup. But in a bright spot created by the down economy, those markups are turning into giant discounts for many prime sporting events — if you... Read more