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
Tegan and Sara Battle Secondary Market, Release Walk-Up Tickets
The Canadian indie-pop group Tegan and Sara were upset with tickets to their show in San Francisco going to resellers and released tickets to fans who showed up at the door. The duo performed at the Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco on Tuesday. Ahead of the show, they... Read more
Juventus “Ultras” Arrested Over Ticket Blackmail Allegations
Multiple Juventus FC “Ultra” fans have been arrested in Italy for allegations of blackmail and extortion over the weekend, BBC reports. According to investigators in Turin, a group of fans reportedly threatened to sing racist chants if club officials did not allow them to buy cheaper tickets to then... Read more
Big Hit Entertainment Introduces New BTS Ticket Lottery
The K-pop boyband BTS have fans across the globe, and now, in an attempt to take control of future tickets at concerts, their management company Big Hit Entertainment are introducing a ticket lottery. The news was first announced during a corporate briefing on August 21 by the CEO behind... Read more
Nashville Predators Partner With New Ticketmaster Resale Program
The Nashville Predators have teamed up with a new Ticketmaster resale program aimed toward people in and around the Nashville area. This new ticket resale marketplace, which was announced on the same day the NHL schedule was released, was created in an attempt to bring in as many local... Read more