UK Man Sentenced To Jail Over Wimbledon Ticket Resale
A British scalper was handed a six-month prison sentence for his involvement in illegal trading of tickets to last year’s Wimbledon tennis championships. Kent native Luke McKay was caught by authorities last year setting up a private Facebook group to trade black market tickets but had refused to name... Read more
Wimbledon Tennis Championships Cancelled For First Time In 75 Years
Wimbledon, tennis’ oldest and most prestigious tournament, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club was set to hold the Grand Slam from June 29 to July 12, but escalating virus cases in the U.K. and around the world has forced... Read more
BBC Hands Out Hundreds of Free Tickets to Wimbledon Staff, VIPs
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has handed out hundreds of free Wimbledon tickets to its staff, sports executives, PRs, and politicians on all 13 days of the championships. According to The Sun, 299 free passes were handed out to this year’s tournament, equating to the vast majority of seats... Read more
BBC Slammed for Wimbledon Holdbacks as Fans Queued
In a prime example of why venues, promoters and primary ticket companies are fighting hard against efforts to increase transparency in the ticket sales process, BBC officials are being slammed for giving away hundreds of premium tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament to high-ranking officials and celebrities. Corporate executives,... Read more
Market Heat Report: Sporty Day in the Marketplace
People had a thirst for some of the top sporting events in the next couple of months on Tuesday, as 13 of the Top 20 sellers in the TicketNetwork marketplace – including each of the top six – were professional sports. Top billing went to Conor McGregor and Floyd... Read more
Market Heat Report: Paul McCartney Rockets to No. 1
Ironically, the top seller on America’s Independence Day was a famous Brit, as Paul McCartney’s show on Monday, July 10th in Tampa took the No. 1 spot in TicketNetwork sales for Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The former Beatle was one of only two concerts in the Top 10, which... Read more