World Football Federation FIFA said Tuesday that it had received 506,000 online applications for World Cup 2010 tickets. The applications came from 140 countries around the world, suggesting this could be one of the most lucrative World Cups ever, despite the global recession. South Africa sent the most applications,... Read more
Last week, the Boston Red Sox front office announced that they would be freezing all tickets for the 2009 season at 2008 prices. The Red Sox, who play at the smallest stadium in Major League Baseball in Fenway Park, are in the midst of a record 469 consecutive sell... Read more
As the nation continues to grapple with an economy teetering on recession, the issue of how much the current economic landscape will affect sports and ticketing remains an open question. Experts have long considered professional sports to be recession-proof, in part because of the willingness of fans to continue... Read more
Unfortunately for the street scalpers outside of the Carrier Dome for Syracuse University football games, times are a little tough because the team appears to be facing another losing season. While ticket resale is legal in New York State, some scalpers interviewed by WSYR-TV recently said ticket deals are... Read more
While the outcome for University of Virginia football fans was not what they would have hoped last week when the team lost at home to USC, at least anyone who was willing to pay for tickets could buy them from scalpers. The City of Charlottesville, VA does not restrict... Read more
Gangs of British ticket touts – scalpers – have descended on Beijing and are dealing in Olympics tickets despite warnings by the Chinese authorities that scalpers would be punished severely. The touts have travelled from London, Manchester and Liverpool to offload and even buy more tickets. The scalpers are... Read more
The sports ticket market is booming, thanks in part to online ticket reselling on websites such as StubHub. Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism recently took a look at the site, and the secondary ticket market, and filed a video report that can be seen at here. According to... Read more
Several Pittsburgh Penguin hockey fans eager to watch Game Four of the Stanley Cup finals on May 31 were disappointed after the tickets they bought from scalpers turned out to be counterfeit. However, police were able to arrest the culprits. The tickets were purchased outside of the Mellon Arena... Read more
By Petrina Crockford The president of Ticketmaster China last week predicted that this summer’s Beijing Olympics will sell out, a historic first for the world games. “We predict that this will be the first Olympics that it’s a ‘sold out’ Olympics,” Jonathan D. Krane told reporters during a press... Read more
International movie superstar Jackie Chan is better known for his martial artistry than his riding skills, but the action actor is taking some time off this year from filming to promote the 2008 Beijing Olympics, according to the Reuters news service. The 53-year-old Chan, who reportedly participated in a... Read more