Broker Lawsuit Against Dodgers Will Head To Trial In 2021
Last year, four brokers sued the Los Angeles Dodgers for breach of contract and other violations of state law stemming from the team’s decision to cancel the season tickets of hundreds of ticket brokers and then move that inventory to another vendor. Now, a trial date has been set... Read more
Tegan and Sara Battle Secondary Market, Release Walk-Up Tickets
The Canadian indie-pop group Tegan and Sara were upset with tickets to their show in San Francisco going to resellers and released tickets to fans who showed up at the door. The duo performed at the Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco on Tuesday. Ahead of the show, they... Read more
SeatGeek Open Launches In UK Amid Worldwide Growth
SeatGeek, the U.S.-based secondary ticketing company, has officially launched its SeatGeek Open product in the UK amid its worldwide expansion. The open distribution product allows the company’s clients to sell tickets through a variety of websites and apps. Now that it has launched in the UK, venues and teams... Read more
StubHub Is For Sale: How Much Is The Marketplace Really Worth?
By: Eric Fuller StubHub is for sale. Interested? Cramer says it could sell for $10 billion. Quite possibly it’s worth zero. Here’s what you ought to know: StubHub is a resale ticket marketplace owned by eBay. It’s where consumers from around the world buy tickets to events. Before StubHub,... Read more
Denver Venue Promises Cancellation of “Fraudulent” Tickets for Tame Impala Show
A Denver concert venue wanted to take a different approach with ticketing for an upcoming Tame Impala show, but the idea backfired. Now, it wants to cancel fans’ “fraudulent” purchases on the secondary market. Tame Impala, the psychedelic rock band fronted by Kevin Parker, is visiting the city on... Read more
New West Hollywood Startup Developed To Take On Ticket Fraud
FanDragon Technologies, a new startup hailing from West Hollywood, has raised $12 million to develop ticket software meant to fight ticket fraud. The technology, spearheaded by the former head of media advisory and investment firm Arpanet Group, Robert Weiss, did not disclose any of its funding. The FanDragon team... Read more
Opinion: When Tickets Are Cancelled, Who Really Misses Out?
By: Katy Roxburgh | UK Fans Trust Last week, news broke that New Zealand Rugby had nullified what it deemed ‘fraudulent’ tickets. These tickets weren’t fakes, knock-offs or bad copies, they were in fact already purchased, genuine tickets. Their crime? They had been re-sold. The match in question will... Read more
NZ Organizers Cancel Valid Tickets Due to Resale
More than 700 tickets to a New Zealand Rugby match against South Africa were cancelled because they were sold through resale sites. The match is set to take place in Wellington at Westpac Stadium on July 27 and is nearly sold out. However, now many fans who bought tickets... Read more
Ticketmaster, Prestige Entertainment Settle “Bot” case in California
Ticketmaster and Prestige Entertainment have settled a lawsuit regarding the latter’s alleged use of automated programs to purchase numerous tickets by evading the Live Nation-owned giant’s limits. While the ticketing operator achieved one goal of its litigation – a promise by Prestige that it would not use such programs... Read more
Ticketmaster Class-Action Lawsuit May Be Resolved Confidentially
A California judge tentatively granted Ticketmaster’s request to arbitrate its ongoing “Scalpergate” class-action lawsuit, which alleges that it violated antitrust and consumer protection laws by helping scalpers re-sell tickets. It’s possible the suit could be resolved in confidential proceedings, leaving the public in the dark. The ticketing giant has... Read more