David St. Peter, the president of baseball’s Minnesota Twins, predicted greater use of paperless ticketing during a radio interview on “The Chad Hartman Show” last Friday, Feb. 17. “Frankly, the Twins you know are really not using paperless ticketing at the present time,” said St. Peter. “But there’s no... Read more
While the economy may be slowly rebounding, spending in the realm of sporting events is still struggling to return to pre-recession numbers. Seeking to put more bodies in the stands, various professional and college sports teams are utilizing consumer relationship management (CRM). CRMs are focused on managing an organization’s... Read more
Viagogo may be forced to release names of RFU ticket resellers
The ongoing litigation between secondary ticketing website viagogo and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) is heading to the Supreme Court of England, where a final decision will be reached as to whether or not viagogo will be forced to release the names of individuals who sold tickets through the... Read more
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes over MSG
For the next two days, New York City will go to the dogs. It happens every year about this time when the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes over Madison Square Garden. The show, which began in 1877 and is the second oldest sporting event in America behind only... Read more
Robert Tuchman talks Super Bowl parties & more
As the market for Super Bowl tickets continues to grow over the years with football lovers willing to pay top dollar to experience the biggest game of the year, the market for pre- and post-Super Bowl parties seems to have grown just as steadily. MAXIM’s party has become a... Read more
London Olympics ticket site relaunches, offers refunds only
The official London 2012 ticket resale site, down for 12 days due to system failures, is back up and running. But although it is again operational, it is far from the orderly ticket exchange site originally envisioned by the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games... Read more
Official ticket sales for the London Olympics remained suspended today, January 9, as organizers and Ticketmaster frantically tried to fix the system. Sales were halted January 6 following the crash of the authorized ticket resale site, which debuted the same day. Officials with the London Organizing Committee of the... Read more
Ticket resale marketplace StubHub this week announced a partnership with sports travel company Premiere Global Sports to offer fans a variety of VIP packages to high-profile events. StubHub has named Premier Global Sports its “official fan travel provider.” At StubHubPackages.com, the two companies now offer tickets, accommodations and access... Read more
TicketsNow named official reseller for BCS Championship, Sugar Bowl
Ticketmaster-owned resale marketplace TicketsNow has been named the official marketplace for buyers and sellers of Allstate Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship game tickets. The BCS National Championship game has become one of the more popular sports tickets in recent years, and it has appeared in the Top 10... Read more
Following a couple of years of poor play on the field, and poor press off it, the New York Mets are turning to dynamic ticket pricing experts Qcue to help the team fill more seats next season. The team, which has watched as attendance has slumped the last two... Read more