TickPick Announces Ticketing Partnership With Los Angeles Kings
TickPick announced its first partnership with a franchise in the National Hockey League, launching a deal for the 2022-23 regular season with the Los Angeles Kings. The deal makes TickPick an official secondary ticketing marketplace of the California franchise. “Our partnership with the Kings is a significant milestone in... Read more
Ex-Suns Ticketing Executive Gets Jail Time in Fraud Scheme
A former ticket office executive for the Phoenix Suns has been sentenced to a year in jail and three years of supervised probation in connection with a scheme involving the use of insider system access to steal tickets that would be sold through StubHub. Jeffrey Allen Marcussen  pleaded guilty... Read more
MSG Bans Plaintiff Lawyers in Ticket Lawsuit From Events, Venues
Madison Square Garden has reportedly banned a New York City law firm and its lawyers from attending events at any of its venues. Their crime? Representing clients who have filed a lawsuit against the venue or teams alleging they have violated New York law related to tickets and ticket... Read more
Ticketmaster Defends Ticket Surge Pricing in Response to Pascrell
Ticketmaster defended its role in surging ticket prices, issuing an official statement this week in response to a letter demanding answers from Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) in the wake of the massive controversy over Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s 2023 tour. The Live Nation Entertainment-owned ticketing company... Read more
LAFC Strips Season Tickets From Fans Over Ticket Resale
One of the major side-stories of the increased forced shift to digital-only ticketing systems is teams using the data they access about their season ticket holders usage of tickets and taking action – from increased in-stadium marketing, to cutting off ticket access if fans sell them too frequently. Fans... Read more
StubHub parent Viagogo Hit With $24M Fine by Italian Regulator
Viagogo, the parent company of StubHub‘s North American businesses, was hit with a massive fine by authorities in Italy. Autorita per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM) levied a 23.5 million euros ($24.8 million) penalty against the company on June 23 for violations of strict ticket resale laws in the... Read more
Texas Rangers Announces Ticket Resale Partnership With Ticket Manager
The Texas Rangers have struck a deal with Ticket Manager to have the company manage their corporate ticketing and ticket resale relationships. The deal will provide ticket management technology to corporate partners of the team to empower them to handle their ticket inventory as well as list tickets for... Read more
New York Passes Ticketing Law Adding “All-In” Pricing Requirement
New York’s legislature Thursday voted to approve changes to the arts and culture laws surrounding live event ticketing, adding a requirement that ticket sellers use “all-in” pricing up front with consumers that include all fees to be charged. Other changes on tap with the laws include a requirement that... Read more
Carolina Hurricanes Trying to Block New York Fans With Ticket Restrictions
The Carolina Hurricanes have decided that if their own fans don’t want to attend their home playoff contests, they’d rather the seats be empty than full of New York Rangers fans. The organization, which still has numerous unsold seats for tonight’s contest in Raleigh, has implemented ticket restrictions on... Read more
Capital One Entertainment Launches with Vivid Seats Partnership
Capital One announced the launch of an event ticket portal for eligible card holders, powered by tickets available through Vivid Seats‘ ticket resale exchange. The deal expands upon an already existing arrangement between the Chicago-based ticket resale marketplace (NASDAQ: SEAT) and the bank, which offers a cash back bonus... Read more