Monthly Archives: March 2016

Opinion: New York Yankees ‘protect’ fans by making ticket resales a hassle

Opinion: New York Yankees ‘protect’ fans by making ticket resales a hassle

Courtesy of MarketWatch: The baseball team may be overvaluing its season tickets as attendance declines! The New York Yankees last month made a change to its digital-ticketing policythat, on its face, looks minor. However, if you’re a season ticket holder who wants to sell tickets to a few of the 81 home games you can’t […]

White House sets up Twitter feed to promote Supreme Court nominee, push Senate to hold hearings

White House sets up Twitter feed to promote Supreme Court nominee, push Senate to hold hearings

Courtesy of GeekWire: “I have fulfilled my constitutional duty,” President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. “Now it’s time for the Senate to do theirs.” No, the President wasn’t specifically referencing the creation of a new Twitter account to promote his Supreme Court nominee. But those words and plenty of others are already on the page dedicated to […]

Will Seahawks’ ‘recapture’ of 1,350 season tickets be good for fans? It depends

Will Seahawks’ ‘recapture’ of 1,350 season tickets be good for fans? It depends

Courtesy of the SEATTLE TIMES: If the Seahawks keep withholding the best seats and selling for marked-up prices, a recent ticket “recapture” will amount to little more than the team redirecting secondary market profits to itself at fans’ expense. Inside sports business The Seahawks last week announced via their website they’d “recaptured” about 1,350 season […]

Ohio State football recruiting: New job will oversee Twitter and Snapchat as social media director

Ohio State football recruiting: New job will oversee Twitter and Snapchat as social media director

Courtesy of the Dayton Business Journal: For the first time, Ohio State University’s athletics department will employ someone whose sole focus is on the digital side of football recruiting. Just a few other powerhouse football programs have such a position, the school said, and the Buckeyes will soon join their ranks, citing the large influence […]

Live Nation calls for more aggressive ticket pricing from artists

Live Nation calls for more aggressive ticket pricing from artists

Courtesy of Financial Times: The head of the world’s biggest concert promoter has urged artists to be more aggressive in pricing tickets to reflect demand in a similar way to airlines to maximise revenues and tackle the rise of touts. Michael Rapino, chief executive of Live Nation, said that artists were missing out on billions […]

NY Yankees Tickets: Opening Day 2016 At Yankee Stadium Higher Or Lower Than 2015?

NY Yankees Tickets: Opening Day 2016 At Yankee Stadium Higher Or Lower Than 2015?

Courtesy of the New York Times: The New York Yankees welcome their hometown fans to the 2016 season on April 4 when the Houston Astros enter the Bronx, and there are still many seats available for well below last season’s average ticket price. A single ticket for Yankee Stadium’s Opening Day, as rich a tradition […]