New Jersey Considering Bill Protecting Consumer Ticket Rights
New Jersey’s legislature is currently considering legislation designed to protect consumer ticket rights for events held in the state, as well as requiring that fees be disclosed up front when tickets are sold. The bill was introduced earlier this month by Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer, a republican who represents... Read more
MLB, Ticketmaster Ask Court to Pause Discovery in COVID-19 Refund Lawsuit
Major League Baseball and all of its teams joined its ticketing partners including Ticketmaster and StubHub in asking the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to put discovery on hold in a class action lawsuit over refunds related to games cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit, filed... Read more
Ticket Summit Moves to The Wynn for In-Person Event in October
Ticket Summit 2020 will be held as an in-person event, organizers confirmed for TicketNews this week. The annual ticket industry conference and trade show will take place at the newly renovated Wynn in Las Vegas from October 4-6th, with full attendance at the newly renovated 430,000 square foot convention... Read more
Fuller: And the Band Plays On…
By Eric Fuller In difficult times it’s easy to let optimism cloud your ability to perceive reality. There is a saying that nothing focuses a man’s attention like his imminent execution. But, in reality, you feel no pain even while your neck rests on the wooden base of the... Read more
Patriots Confident for 2020 Season, Offer Flexibility Over Covid Concerns
The New England Patriots have expressed confidence in the fact that NFL games will be held in front of fans this fall – but are also offering their season ticket holders flexibility in the event that they would be at high risk for serious illness being in crowded spaces... Read more
Judge Rules In Favor of StubHub in Misappropriation Lawsuit
A ruling by a California federal judge dealt a substantial blow to a lawsuit brought by a former competitor of StubHub, which alleged the secondary ticketing site illegally used proprietary code after hiring employees from that competitor. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson granted partial summary judgement to StubHub... Read more
Live Nation Raises $1.2B To Survive Industry Crisis
The entertainment industry has been hit hard amid the coronavirus pandemic, and to stay afloat, promoter giant Live Nation announced that it would boost liquidity during the concert shutdown. On Wednesday, the entertainment behemoth revealed that the company intended to secure $800 million in senior date, via a secured... Read more
TicketSwap Reveals 30% Reduction In Staff Amid Virus
TicketSwap, the Amsterdam-based secondary ticketing site, had to make some employee cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a press release, the company let go of 30% of its staff, mainly in the marketing and support departments, as those employees handled day to day activity which is almost stopped... Read more
Austrian Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Increased Transparency
The Austrian Supreme Court announced that it would rule against secondary ticket seller Viagogo, informing the site that it must better inform its buyers about the identity of its ticket sellers. The court ordered that Viagogo, as well as similar websites affecting Austria, to disclose the identity of ticket... Read more
FC Cincinnati Reveals Club Seating Prices In New Stadium
FC Cincinnati’s West End Stadium, which is currently under construction, shared its four premium club spaces this week. Fans will have options to choose between 4,500 premium seats a part of the First Financial Club, the Cincinnatus Club, the Pitch View Club, and the Tunnel Club. Each club provides... Read more