Major League Baseball (MLB), long painted as the picture of anti-parity because of its lack of a salary cap, is having one of its most competitive seasons in memory. There are heated races in all six divisions as post-All Star Break play picks up tonight, Friday, July 15, with... Read more
British Open looks to Rory McIlroy, others to sell tickets in Tiger Woods’ absence
Times were when Tiger Woods pulling himself out of a major golf tourney would have wreaked havoc on ticket sales, but times may be a-changin’. Last month, when Woods bowed out of this year’s U.S. Open due to ongoing trouble with injuries to his left knee and Achilles tendon,... Read more
To the surprise of nobody, the National Basketball Association celebrated the start of summer Thursday, July 1 by locking out the players and embarking upon what could be its nuclear winter. As if to signify the long road ahead, the NBA.com Web site — usually a hyperactively garish mix... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: “College World Series® and the NCAA Hit a Home Run with Flash Seats® Paperless Ticket Option” Omaha, Neb. (Veritix) July 7, 2011 – The NCAA hit a home run this year using Flash Seats®, the patented paperless ticketing technology from industry leader Veritix®, to sell more than... Read more
With each passing day, the likelihood grows that National Football League owners and players will come to an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement in time to not only save the season but play it in its entirety. But until all the i’s are dotted and the t’s... Read more
The San Francisco 49ers are turning to restrictive paperless tickets next season, a move that will make them the first NFL team to utilize the technology. In an e-mail last week to prospective season ticket holders, the team said that fans can voluntarily opt into the new system or... Read more
This is certainly not the lead up to the Olympics that event organizers had intended. In the hot seat this week were both London Olympic Organizing Committee (LOCOG) chair Lord Sebastian Coe and chief executive Paul Deighton, who were forced to make the media rounds in an attempt to... Read more
The New York Mets, which touted the team was decreasing the price of tickets in 2011, is one of several Major League Baseball (MLB) teams that increased the convenience and processing fees they charge fans this season. The team charges the second-highest add-on fees of all MLB teams at... Read more
There is finally a bit of optimism in the seemingly never-ending labor dispute between NFL players and owners, but that shred of hope is not nearly enough to increase business for ticket brokers in what should be the happiest market in the NFL. The Green Bay Packers, who won... Read more
Everything is bigger in Texas, but in the last 45 years — at least — no state has ever had a bigger year than the Lone Star State. Once Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the host Dallas Mavericks and the visiting Miami Heat officially tips off Sunday,... Read more