Buffalo Bills Tickets: $5 or 4 Hours of Shoveling Snow
The Buffalo Bills have been the butt of many a joke the last few days after fans found tickets to this Sunday’s game versus the Indianapolis Colts for as little as $5 on secondary ticket sites. The inventory, however cheap, is apparently still abundant, as now the Bills’ Media... 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
Eventbrite and Twickets Announce Partnership
Eventbrite and Twickets have announced a new integration for the secondary ticket market, now live across Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. Eventbrite is a technology platform that allows users to organize, promote, and sell tickets to their events, powering nearly three million events each year. Twickets is a... 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
Michael Bennett Mocks 49ers’ Empty Stadium, Low Ticket Prices
In an interview following the Seahawks’ 24-13 victory over the 49ers on Sunday, defensive end Michael Bennett offered some sly remarks to Janie McCauley of the Associated Press regarding his opponents’ less-than-boastful attendance this season. The announced paid attendance at Levi’s Stadium for the game was 70,134 – seemingly impressive in a 75,000 capacity... Read more
After a Decade, Will Eventbrite Ever Exit “Startup” Mode?
How many years have to pass before an up-and-coming startup becomes simply a struggling business? Founded in 2006, Eventbrite burst onto the ticketing scene as a self-service technology platform for events that allowed organizers to create pages, share them across their various social networks, and sell tickets to the... Read more
Jay-Z Cancels Concert in Fresno
Just days ahead of Jay-Z’s stop in Fresno, California on his “4:44” tour, the November 1 show at Save Mart Center was cancelled without explanation. The announcement was made via the event ticket page on Ticketmaster. It says only: “This event has been canceled. Refunds at Point of Purchase only.... Read more
Viagogo Tops NSW Fair Trading Complaint Register For Second Month
The Australian-based ticket resale site Viagogo has been making headlines lately in the worst way, first receiving an Australia’s worst product award and then facing Federal Court for misleading customers and paying questionably low taxes. Now, The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Viagogo had the highest number of complaints... Read more
Garth Brooks Ticket Policies Trip Consumers – Again
“Scalpers and bots” is always the knee-jerk response when a scapegoat is needed for an angry consumer in the ticketing space. But a detailed look at a recent news story covering a consumer’s woe after purchasing Garth Brooks tickets on a resale site shows that, as usual, it was... Read more
New South Wales Announces Plans to Crack Down on the Ticket Industry
The Australian state of New South Wales’ government announced they will set a number of new rules of the ticketing market, including a ten percent cap on resale prices, as part of a revision to the Fair Trading Act, according to Business Insider. This news comes just days after... Read more