Super Bowl XLVIII Ticket Pricing Lawsuit Moves Forward
A class action lawsuit alleging that Super Bowl XLVIII’s ticket policies may have violated state consumer protection laws is being moved forward by federal appeals court, after reversing a lower court ruling on Friday, according to reporting at Bloomberg Law. Josh Finkelman, a New Brunswick football fan, sued the... Read more
What’s 2018 Hold for the Secondary Market? Ticket Brokers Weigh In
by Dave Wakeman, Special to Ticket News As we head into 2018, I reached out to a bunch of brokers and prominent thought leaders on tickets and the secondary market for their opinions on what would be the big challenges and opportunities for the industry in the new year.... Read more
Opinion: Live Entertainment’s Demand Dilemma
by Charles Kaufman – Special to TicketNews I recently sold some tickets to Dead & Company at Madison Square Garden: Section 106, Row 1- terrific seats; did it for a friend of mine who had two pairs of tickets and wanted to part with one of them. I listed the tickets for $235... Read more
Dynamic Pricing Disrupter Broker Genius Raises $15 Million in Funding
NEW YORK (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 09, 2017 Broker Genius (, the New York-based pioneers of dynamic pricing technology for the secondary ticket market, secured a $15 million Series A round of funding from Boston-based growth equity firm Volition Capital. The proceeds will support additional product development, expand coverage, and enhance big... Read more
Opinion: Unraveling Ticketmaster’s “Fan Friendly” Facade
by Silence Dogood, Special to Ticket News Do as I say. Don’t do as I do. If you were paying attention, there was a recent legislative round table in Albany, New York regarding ticket resale. In the room were representatives from several venues around the state, a few people on... Read more
Monopoly Is Not A Game When It Comes To Tickets
by Gary Adler, Special to TicketNews It is beyond dispute that the ticket resale market is growing at an enormous rate. So much so that Live Nation/Ticketmaster has targeted it as a strategic growth market. The secondary market has thrived because legitimate ticket resellers and marketplaces provide great customer... Read more
British MPs Question Viagogo, Ticketmaster Sites for Low Tax Payments
Three secondary ticket sites are under fire from the British government once again, this time for paying a questionably low amount in yearly corporation taxes. According to The Sun, VGL Services, the company that operates Viagogo in the UK, paid just £2,361 (about $3,100) last year despite turning over £5.2 million... Read more
New South Wales Passes Ticket Resale Bill
Following their announcement of intent to change ticket resale laws, New South Wales has become the first state in Australia to outlaw the use of ticket bots, among other legislation and a promise of some pretty steep fines if broken. “I’m sick and tired of consumers being taken for... Read more
There are Millions of Seats to Fill. Ticket Brokers Help Fill Them
by Gary Adler, Special to TicketNews In the multi-billion dollar ticket market the competition is fierce. Live events engender consumer passion that is rarely matched in other industries, especially for hot events. However, the reality is not every game or concert tour is a blockbuster where demand outweighs supply... Read more
Yankees vs. Astros ALCS Tickets See Secondary Price Drop
Tickets to tonight’s Yankees home game, first of the ALCS series versus the Houston Astros, may be a bit more affordable than fans anticipated. NY Daily News reports that according to, prices are down 38% since the Yankees lost the first two games of the series at Minute... Read more