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
Live Nation, Sports Orgs Fight Consumer Ticket Rights in Georgia
Professional sports teams and promoters including Live Nation Entertainment have come out strong in opposition to proposed legislation in Georgia that would protect consumer rights on tickets they’ve purchased. Industry representatives and lobbyists have shown up in force to a pair of committee hearings in Georgia this week, hoping... Read more
Survey: Floridians Overwhelmingly Support Ticket Transfer Reform Bill
Florida residents overwhelmingly support legislation aimed at requiring consumer choice from ticket sellers related to restrictive mobile-only ticketing systems. A survey of 500 Floridians showed that eight in ten support a law that would require companies offer tickets in a freely transferable format. There are two bills progressing through... Read more
Georgia Legislation Proposes Consumer-Friendly Ticket Transfer Reform
Georgia is among the states looking to put consumer-friendly ticket resale reform into law this year, with Senate Bill 495 introduced earlier this month. The bill is similar to legislation under consideration in Florida, in that it introduces a requirement for consumer choice in the format that a ticket... Read more
Consumer-Friendly Ticket Transfer Bill Advanced in Florida House
A bill under consideration in the Florida legislature regarding consumer rights to tickets they’ve purchased took another positive step this week, advancing through the House Regulatory Reform Subcommittee. The bill, HB 969, requires ticket sales platforms to offer consumers a choice in the format they receive their tickets beyond... Read more
Consumer-Friendly Ticket Transfer Bill Advances in Florida Legislature
A bill requiring ticket sales platforms to offer consumer freedom on tickets they purchase unanimously passed out of committee in the Florida legislature Monday. The bill, SB 1316, was unanimously approved by the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee in a 9-0 vote. it will next be considered by the... Read more
Ticket Reseller Found Guilty of Fraud in Chicago White Sox Caper
An Illinois jury returned a guilty verdict against a Bruce Lee, owner of a Chicago-based ticket brokerage who was accused of selling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of tickets to Chicago White Sox games that he had been illegally provided by team insiders. Lee’s alleged co-conspirators – James... Read more
SeatGeek Swaps Program Offers Consumers Refund Option on Tickets
Seatgeek announced a new “Swaps” program, allowing for consumers to return tickets purchased through the marketplace for marketplace credit. Tickets eligible for the Swaps program can be returned up to 72 hours prior to the event, with the promo code valid for 12 months after the return. “Consumers expect... Read more
TicketNetwork Adds Affirm Pay-Over-Time Option to Marketplace Websites
Demand for tickets to live events has been very strong as live events have returned after the lengthy COVID-related pause, and in many instances that has led to consumers facing very high prices for hot events. With that in mind, TicketNetwork announced a new partnership with Affirm, allowing clients... Read more