SeatGeek Signs Up as Official Resale Platform for NFL
SeatGeek announced on Monday morning that it has joined StubHub as an official secondary outlet for National Football League tickets, expanding the league’s new “open” ticketing system. The move will integrate the resale platform with the league’s ticketing system, allowing for “verified” tickets to be sold there. “We’re thrilled... Read more
Alberta Aims at Ticket Resale Reform, Banning of “Bots”
Following in the footsteps of Ontario, the Canadian province of Alberta has announced legislation aimed at restricting the resale of tickets, according to multiple news sources. The restrictions are far less comprehensive than more populous Ontario, due to the western provinces’ consideration of itself as a smaller market, according... Read more
Opinion: Legislation Against Resale Causes More Problems Than It Solves
by Marni Soupcoff This post originally appeared on CBC.ca’s opinion section. In a recent interview with the Toronto Star, Ontario New Democrat MPP Jennifer French articulated the attitude that spawned new Ontario anti-resale legislation banning ticket bots: “Ontarians want fair and affordable access to entertainment,” she said, “so the... Read more
Broker Files Lawsuit Alleging Ticketmaster Used an Exchange Rate Dodge to Underpay Brokers for Tickets Sold in Canada
Ticket broker Eric Fuller has filed a class action lawsuit in California alleging Ticketmaster/Live Nation (NASDAQ: LYV) failed to account for the exchange rate between U.S. and Canadian dollars when paying for tickets sold through its resale platform for events in Canada. The suit calls for relief based on... Read more