Tampa Bay’s Poor Sales an Outgrowth of Anti-Broker Crusade
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are having trouble filling their stadium this season, and according to several fans and industry insiders, the team’s anti-broker tactics are fueling the lack of attendance. Multiple ticket brokers have commented that when the team was doing poorly, their sales staff looked the other way... Read more
The Myth Of the Ticket Scalper: Corporate Scams, Historical Stigma
By: Taylor Porco The words ”ticket scalper” are marked by centuries of taboo and stigma. The ticket scalper’s infamous and criminalized legacy persists today, as state legislation, artists and venues try to control and prohibit the resale of tickets. As ticket reseller platforms and marketplaces have expanded and moved... Read more
Australia Could Face A Country-Wide Ticket Resale Cap
Australia’s Labor Party has proposed a new law that would place a 10 percent cap on resale tickets online and ban bots. This law would essentially cover the administration of the resale and promoters would be unable to cancel resold tickets. The proposal also includes a ban on bots,... Read more
Tokyo Panel Approves Bill To Ban Scalping Preceding 2020 Olympics
A bill has been approved in Japan that would ban ticket scalping at events leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. According to Japan Today, a lower house panel approved the bill and the legislation is expected to pass the House of Representatives this week before moving... Read more
Juventus President’s Ban for Ticket Scandal Revoked
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli was handed a one-year ban in September for selling tickets to ultra fans, but the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has reversed the ban this week, reports ESPN. Agnelli had originally been banned for one year from all football activity and fined €20,000 for “violating sporting integrity and... Read more
Customer Complaint Alleges Ticketmaster Holdbacks at Jones Beach Theater
When you log on to a primary ticketing site right at onsale time to purchase tickets for your favorite artist and are still met with no availability, sellers would have you believe that the artist is just that popular. Sure, hundreds of tickets can sell out immediately when demand exceeds... Read more
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizers Make Plans to Counter Ticket Scalping
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee has announced plans to counter ticket scalping ahead of the event, Reuters reported this week. The committee is especially fearful of massive ticket buyouts and inflated resale for the 2020 games given the scalping ring that slowed ticket sales for the... Read more
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Heads to Australia 2019
With popularity and ticket-buying difficulty that rivals the likes of Hamilton, the first ever on-stage Harry Potter production, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has already announced it will head to Melbourne, Australia in 2019. The show- based on a screenplay that marks the eighth story in J.K. Rowling’s... Read more
New South Wales Passes Ticket Resale Bill
Following their announcement of intent to change ticket resale laws, New South Wales has become the first state in Australia to outlaw the use of ticket bots, among other legislation and a promise of some pretty steep fines if broken. “I’m sick and tired of consumers being taken for... Read more
BC Government Talks Ticket Legislation
Following in the footsteps of their east coast counterpart, the British Columbia government has announced they will look into reforming legislation around event ticket sales after a Pink show in Vancouver sold out in minutes and angered BC fans. After months of promises to look into ticket laws by... Read more