Saints raise season ticket prices ahead of 2019 season

Saints raise season ticket prices ahead of 2019 season

Courtesy of NOLA.com: The New Orleans Saints are raising season ticket prices for the second consecutive year. Coming off a banner 13-3 season that ended in the NFC Championship Game, the Saints are raising ticket prices roughly $8 per game ticket for most seating sections, according to a cross-reference of pricing data from the 2018 and 2019 season-ticket pricing maps, which […]

EBay May Sell or Spin Off StubHub Ticketing Unit at Urging of Activist Investors

EBay May Sell or Spin Off StubHub Ticketing Unit at Urging of Activist Investors

Courtesy of Variety Magazine: Responding to pressure from activist investors, eBay announced that it has initiated a strategic review of its assets — which may include the sale or spinoff of its StubHubticket-resale unit. The ecommerce company also said it is evaluating options for the eBay Classifieds Group. EBay announced the review after activist hedge fund Elliott Management, […]

No One Wants to Go Watch College Football’s Biggest Game

No One Wants to Go Watch College Football’s Biggest Game

Courtesy of Bloomberg: Demand for tickets to college football’s national title game is at an all-time low, as travel costs and match-up fatigue weigh on fans of both Alabama and Clemson. Prices for tickets to Monday’s College Football Playoff title game at the San Francisco 49ers home in Santa Clara, California, have dropped more than […]

Scott Boras, Rogers and TV Money

Scott Boras, Rogers and TV Money

Courtesy of SB Nation / Bluebird Banter: It is safe to say the the current occupants of 1 Blue Jays Way are not Scott Boras’s favourite people in the world. The animosity began when after Aaron Sanchez refused the 2017 contract offer the Jays made in search of a larger raise so he was instead renewed at the minimum […]

Mega-promoter rivalry between Live Nation and AEG worries smaller music venues

Mega-promoter rivalry between Live Nation and AEG worries smaller music venues

Courtesy of Crain’s Cleveland Business: Competition for Cleveland’s concert dollars intensified this summer when AEG Presents spent more than $3 million to renovate the historic Agora Theatre & Ballroom. Live Nation, long the dominant music promoter in Northeast Ohio, harkening back to its roots as the iconic Belkin Productions, added its own major venue in […]