Massachusetts Legislators Push for Ticket Resale Rights
A pair of amendments protecting consumer ticket resale rights have been proposed as part of “An Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth” in Massachusetts. The legislature is scheduled to be in session through the end of July, though extensions or special sessions are certainly possible due to the volume of... Read more
Colombia Football Officials Fined Millions Over World Cup Ticket Scam
Colombia’s Football Federation (FCF) was fined millions over the resale of tickets to matches surrounding the 2018 FIFA World Cup, authorities announced Monday. An investigation by the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC) found that the Federation, executives, and associated companies formed “a cartel to detour tickets with the... Read more
Ticketmaster Settles Maryland Lawsuit Over Resale Service Fees
Fans who purchased resale tickets to Hamilton in Baltimore will see some of their money back from Ticketmaster, after the ticketing giant reached a settlement with Maryland’s attorney general announced late last week. The settlement ends a lawsuit brought by Brian Frosh’s office against the California-based entertainment giant which... Read more
UK Man Sentenced To Jail Over Wimbledon Ticket Resale
A British scalper was handed a six-month prison sentence for his involvement in illegal trading of tickets to last year’s Wimbledon tennis championships. Kent native Luke McKay was caught by authorities last year setting up a private Facebook group to trade black market tickets but had refused to name... Read more
Paris Court Upholds Ruling Against Viagogo For French Open Tickets
The Paris Court of Appeals upheld a ruling that Viagogo must cease its unauthorized listing and sale of tickets to the French Open at Roland Garros, citing the French Tennis Federation (FFT) as the lone legal seller of the tournament’s tickets. Viagogo Entertainment Inc. and Viagogo AG argued that... Read more
Two “Touts” Convicted In UK For Violating Law
Two British ticket scalpers who used multiple identities and bots to buy over £4 million worth of tickets have been convicted on fraud charges. Peter Hunter and David Smith, known as Ticket Wiz and BZZ, were exposed to the public after The Guardian investigated into the secondary market in... Read more
Viagogo Announces Completion of $4 Billion StubHub Acquisition
A press release credited to Viagogo published Thursday evening announced the Swiss-based resale marketplace had completed its acquisition of StubHub, officially reuniting CEO Eric Baker with the California-based resale giant he co-founded while in graduate school. “These two complimentary marketplaces will sell hundreds of thousands of tickets daily across... Read more
StubHub Announces New Tools, Including “Sell it Now” Feature
StubHub announced a pair of new features on its ticket resale platform – allowing sellers to let the company take the reins on pricing tickets they want to sell there, or in some instances – sell the tickets to StubHub directly. Pricing Assistant and Sell it Now were announced... Read more
Brooklyn Nets Sued Over Cancellation of Season Ticket Memberships
A pair of lawsuits have been filed in New York against the Brooklyn Nets, alleging that the team violated state law by cancelling season tickets because some were being sold on the secondary market, according to the New York Post. Brooklyn resident Simon Yedid and a group called Smiles... Read more
When there’s no more up….what happens to ticket pricing in a recession?
by Eric Fuller Fall is here. We are heading to harder times. The temperature is dropping and ticket prices may follow. There are lessons to be learned from Billie Eilish, The Black Keys and Jacqueline Novak. Stay with me, this first part is hard but, on the plus side,... Read more