Secondary ticket company RazorGator has been around for more than 30 years, and is ranked ninth-ranked overall ticket seller, and the fifth-ranked secondary seller, in the country, according to TicketNews’s exclusive industry rankings.
The company calls itself a “recognized leader in providing clients with the ability to buy and sell tickets to any event on the planet,” and it specialized in sports tickets and packages, such as the Super Bowl, the World Series, college basketball’s Final Four and several prestigious golf tournaments.
Among the partnerships the company has established are deals with the San Francisco 49’ers, the Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders. It also has deals with baseball’s Oakland A’s, and with the University of Washington, and the company’s Interactive Group is the authorized hospitality provider for college football’s popular Rose Bowl Game. RazorGator also has a deal with the FedEx Orange Bowl as the official fan exchange site.
In the spring of 2007, the company replaced its President and CEO David Lord with Jeffrey Lapin, who remained in place as of the writing of this profile in January 2009.
TickPick, a New York based secondary ticketing market with a core brand focusing on “no fee” ticketing, has announced a $40 million investment from PWP Growth Equity. The investment, the first since the company’s founding in 2011, will “power upcoming marketing and business development initiatives,” according to a... Read more
Razorgator will live again, as the secondary ticket marketplace has been purchased and brought back to life by the owners of TickPick, who purchased the defunct operation for an undisclosed sum. The marketplace will retain its current website and name, only plugged into TickPick’s operation and inventory. “It’s exciting... Read more
Over the course of the week, news has been breaking about Razorgator going bust. Yesterday, the news was confirmed with Razorgator saying that they had entered “formal insolvency.” If you look around the ticketing internet, you will see a lot of comparisons to ScoreBig and a lot of talk... Read more
It appears that rumors of RazorGator’s demise were not exaggerated, even a little bit, as the ticket marketplace has entered what is being referred to as a “formal insolvency process” and has closed up shop. Where that leaves consumers who have purchased tickets to events from RazorGator that have... Read more
RazorGator has reportedly been missing payments to brokers for tickets sold on its marketplace, and may have suddenly ceased operations, according to Dave Brooks of Amplify and Billboard. Brooks tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that he stopped by the company’s southern California headquarters, only to be informed that they were... Read more
(This story was edited on April 6, 2010 at 4:33pm EST, to properly reflect the correct team Butler defeated in the semi-finals.) RazorGator, the NCAA’s authorized ticket resale marketplace for the Final Four, reportedly has come under fire for its practice of only buying back lower level tickets for... Read more
In a move to consolidate some of its operations at its Los Angeles headquarters, RazorGator is preparing to close the eCommerce division at its Phoenix office and move it to L.A., which will result in some layoffs, TicketNews has learned. The exact number of layoffs has not yet been... Read more
(The second paragraph in this story was edited at 9:28am EST Tuesday, September 15, 2009, to reflect Andrew Hentrich claimed he was not paid several hundred thousand dollars by RazorGator in connection with Beijing Olympics tickets.) The legal wrangling between RazorGator and Texas ticket broker Andrew Hentrich, over alleged... Read more
Just over a year after leaving the company, former RazorGator executives Sam Soni and Jason Parker have been rehired, according to company President and CEO Brendan Ross. Soni, who originally joined RazorGator in 2005 after selling his Encore Tickets to the company, is now executive vice president of ticketing... Read more
“RazorGator Official Partnership with Tournament of Roses® to Include BCS National Championship in 2010” LOS ANGELES (RazorGator) May 4, 2009 – RazorGator has reached agreement with the Tournament of Roses to extend their multi-year partnership for the Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi to include the 2010 Citi BCS... Read more