Monthly Archives: July 2017

Cowboys’ rising popularity also raising ticket prices

Cowboys’ rising popularity also raising ticket prices

Courtesy of Fox 4: Once again, they’ve become the hottest ticket in town. Ever since their winning season last year and the rising star duo of Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliott, a seat to see the Dallas Cowboys doesn’t come cheap. Mario Whitmire is getting his restaurant ready for football season, and the part-time ticket broker isn’t a bit […]

UK hopes men’s basketball ticket price increase compels more students to attend

UK hopes men’s basketball ticket price increase compels more students to attend

Courtesy of Kentucky.com: If students must invest more in men’s basketball tickets, perhaps they will be more motivated to attend Kentucky home games. That’s a reason cited for UK’s announcement Monday that it will double the price students must pay for tickets next season. “We want to make sure that when our students, when they make the […]

Warriors reveal long-term Chase Center season-ticket plan

Warriors reveal long-term Chase Center season-ticket plan

Courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle: The Golden State Warriors want a long-term relationship with their season-ticket holders. Thirty years, to be exact. The team revealed the season-ticket sales structure it will use at Chase Center arena in Mission Bay, scheduled to open in 2019. The plan includes some innovative wrinkles. The team is calling […]

Ticketmaster urges New York State to make paperless ticket sales legal

Ticketmaster urges New York State to make paperless ticket sales legal

Courtesy of the New York Daily News: Ticketmaster sent a list of priorities to Gov. Cuomo a day ahead of a meeting about the state’s ticket laws Thursday involving the governor’s office and representatives of the industry. “New York should lift its antiquated ban on paperless ticketing,” Ticketmaster urged Cuomo. “This option, available to entertainers […]

Ticketmaster bets on smarter tickets to outsmart fraudsters

Ticketmaster bets on smarter tickets to outsmart fraudsters

Courtesy of The Drum: Ticket sales company Ticketmaster has launched Presence, or what it calls a “next generation venue access control and fan engagement platform” that uses a number of proximity-based digital technologies like RFID, NFC and sound to replace paper tickets and theoretically speed up venue access and ticket transfers, while also eliminating fraud. Calling it “the future of ticketing”, […]

Broncos fans disappointed by team’s new policy to revoke season tickets

Broncos fans disappointed by team’s new policy to revoke season tickets

Courtesy of SB Nation: Jim Hayes and his wife, Amber, are lifelong Broncos fans. They finally got season tickets in 2011 after being on the team’s waiting list since 2004. Then, in March 2017, the Hayeses were told by the team that their right to buy season tickets had been revoked. Jim shared their story on LinkedIn, and […]

Single-game tickets for 2017 Cardinals season to go on sale Saturday

Single-game tickets for 2017 Cardinals season to go on sale Saturday

Courtesy of Arizona Sports.com: The Cardinals will start selling single game tickets for the 2017 season on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Arizona time. To try and help keep their home-field advantage, the first two hours of the sale will be available exclusively to those with an Arizona zip code. Residents outside of Arizona can also begin purchasing single game tickets […]

Ticketmaster to kill long lines by checking event attendees in with smartphone audio data

Ticketmaster to kill long lines by checking event attendees in with smartphone audio data

Courtesy of The Verge: Ticketmaster is launching a new ticketing system that can passively check attendees into events using audio data from smartphones to reduce entry wait time. Rather than manually scanning a QR code or a barcode from a paper ticket, a “smart tone” technology can receive attendee’s data over their smartphone’s ultrasonic sound […]

Why Live Nation Is Singing a Happy Tune This Summer

Why Live Nation Is Singing a Happy Tune This Summer

Courtesy of Barron’s Next: The summer concert season is well under way. Live Nation Entertainment should keep benefiting once the music stops. Jefferies analyst John Janedis thinks the company will have an especially strong concert season this year, as more artists go on tour and young adults increasingly flock to live events. While some concert-goers bought their tickets for summer […]