Italian Football Clubs Probed Over Allegedly Unfair Ticket Conditions
Nine football clubs are being investigated over alleged “vexatious” ticketing practices. According to Football-Italia.net, the Italian Competition Authority announced that Serie A clubs like Juventus, Inter, Milan, and Atlanta are being investigated, as well as Roma, Lazio, Cagliari, Genoa, and Udinese. Authorities reportedly said the teams used “vexatious clauses... Read more
AEG Announces Festicket As Official Partner For 2020 UK Festivals
AEG announced a deal this week naming Festicket as the official ticketing partner for festivals BST Hyde Park and All Points East. Festivalgoers will be able to purchase tickets and exclusive travel packages for All Points East, set to be headlined by Tame Impala at Victoria Park, along with... Read more
Early Information on Live Nation DOJ Settlement Unclear on Secondary Ticketing
Will the “significant changes” agreed to by Live Nation Entertainment in its settlement over alleged violations of its 2010 consent decree include any change in its secondary ticketing operations? From the details released thus far, it doesn’t look like it. In a press release outlining “the most significant enforcement... Read more
Detroit Lions Call Record ‘Very Disappointing,’ Lowers Prices
After a losing streak, team president Rod wood and head coach Martha Firestone Ford reached out to season ticket holders to announce the decrease in ticket prices amid the “disappointing season.” The letter, which was also posted to the team’s website, was signed by Wood, Ford, and her daughter,... Read more
Eventbrite Pushes For Investor Suit To Be Dismissed
Eventbrite asked a Californian court to dismiss a lawsuit from investors who claim they were misled by the company, citing thet the plaintiffs failed to identify any false or misleading statements to support their claim. A handful of Eventbrite investors claimed that the Ticketfly integration was challenging, which is... Read more
AXS Awarded $5 Million, Five-Year Contract From Denver Government
Ticketing company AXS was renewed for a five-year, $5 million contract with taxpayer-owned venues in Denver this week. The deal, which was unanimously voted on by Denver City Council members, makes AXS the official booking agent for venues like the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Bellco Theatre, the Colorado... Read more
EURO 2020 Tickets Head On Sale For Qualifying Teams
Soccer fans of the 20 qualifying teams can begin applying to purchase tickets to the UEFA EURO 2020 games this week. The UEFA announced this week that half of the tickets going on sale will be available within the cheapest price category, with prices for group stage matches starting... Read more
National Consumers League Hails News of Ticketing Industry Review
Washington, DC—The National Consumers League (NCL) the nation’s pioneering consumer and worker advocacy organization, today applauded the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s bipartisan oversight of the live event ticketing industry. The committee’s decision to launch an investigation into the live event industry’s opaque ticketing practices represents an important step... Read more
Garth Brooks Sells 70K Tickets In 90 Minutes, Breaks Ford Field Record
Garth Brooks broke another ticket sales record for his upcoming concert at Ford Field, selling more than 70,000 tickets in 90 minutes this morning. The show, set to take place on February 22, 2020, was just announced earlier this month. According to Brooks’ publicist, more than 70,000 bought tickets,... Read more
House Committee Announces Investigation Into Live Event Ticketing
The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced Thursday it would be investigating the live event ticketing industry, looking for “potential unfair and deceptive practices” within, according to a press release. Letters were sent to Live Nation, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), Tickets.com, StubHub, Vivid Seats, and TicketNetwork requesting details on... Read more