Rugby World Cup tickets turning up on resale sites
New Zealand officials responsible for the 2011 Rugby World Cup are facing a quagmire as hundreds of tickets to upcoming matches are appearing on secondary ticketing Web sites. Under New Zealand law, it is illegal to resell above face value tickets to the Rugby World Cup, as well as... Read more
Madison Square Garden ticket prices jump due to renovation
Madison Square Garden was hoping to have two renovated teams to roll out next month along with its first phase of a renovated “World’s Most Famous Arena.” And while the NBA lockout will keep Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire and the New York Knicks from seeing the Garden floor for... Read more
Chelsea FC fans to boycott over rising ticket prices
The ongoing impact of higher ticket prices for the new season of British football (American soccer) is driving some fans to voice their frustrations with their feet. Fewer than 34,000 fans attended Chelsea Football Club‘s 2-0 win last week against Germany’s Bayer Leverkusen in the 42,000-capacity Stamford Bridge stadium.... Read more
As if cheering for a struggling team is not bad enough, fans of the Cincinnati Bengals may have to pay considerably more to see them play at Paul Brown Stadium if a proposed stadium tax is approved. Cincinnati is running deficits for the operation of its stadiums, and the... Read more
STR Marketplace adds 14th PSL partnership
STR Marketplace, which specializes in the resale of personal seat licenses (PSLs) and seat location rights, recently added the Philadelphia Eagles to its growing roster of teams. The contract with the Eagles brings the company’s total number of partnerships to 14, and according to STR Marketplace vice president Preston... Read more
Secondary ticket marketplace StubHub has rolled out a new mobile ticketing app for iPhones and Android devices that will allow fans to have their cell phones scanned at the gate in order to gain entry. The first team to utilize the technology is the San Francisco Giants, which will... Read more
Ticket Score tries new approach to ticket futures
A new company specializing in ticket futures hopes to go where others could not by giving moderate-income fans the chance to secure championship seats on low weekly installments. Conceived in 2009 but launched just this year, Ticket Score was built to serve the fan who hopes to go to... Read more
The recent riots in London and surrounding towns have not only wreaked havoc on businesses and communities, but they have also taken a bite out of the public’s confidence in the city’s ability to host two top-shelf sporting events, the start of England’s football (American soccer) season and next... Read more
Selling tickets to Long Island events no easy task
One of the great lures of Nassau County on Long Island is its proximity to Manhattan. But the looming presence of The Big Apple could be the biggest and most insurmountable hurdle the New York Islanders encounter in their attempts to build a new arena that will keep the... Read more
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), in a move designed to control both the primary and secondary sale of its soccer tickets, has launched its own ticket resale Web site, which it touts as the only authorized site for fans to buy and sell extra tickets. The soccer... Read more