Suns Renew Partnership with Ticketmaster and Will Transition Exclusively to Mobile Ticketing in 2019

Suns Renew Partnership with Ticketmaster and Will Transition Exclusively to Mobile Ticketing in 2019

Courtesy of NBA.com/Suns: The Phoenix Suns announced today a partnership renewal with Ticketmaster, the global market leader in live event ticketing.  The new long-term deal designates Ticketmaster as the Official Ticketing Partner of the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, NAZ Suns and Talking Stick Resort Arena.  In partnership with Ticketmaster, fans attending Suns and Mercury home […]

DUKE CLAIMS NCAA FIRST WITH CONTACTLESS TICKETING TRIAL

DUKE CLAIMS NCAA FIRST WITH CONTACTLESS TICKETING TRIAL

Courtesy of Ticketing Business News: Duke University’s men’s basketball programme has claimed an NCAA college sports first with its contactless ticketing trial, while it also tests digital barcoded tickets for mobile wallet. Through its partnership with primary ticketing partner NeuLion College, smart event platform Pronto, and access control provider Alvarado, both Apple Wallet via Value Added Services (VAS) protocols, […]

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, […]

MoviePass Explores Reintroducing Unlimited Plan as It Tries a Relaunch

MoviePass Explores Reintroducing Unlimited Plan as It Tries a Relaunch

Courtesy of Variety: Think of it as MoviePass 2.0. The beleaguered ticketing service is trying to shake off its troubled image as a subscription company in a perpetual state of chaos and near collapse with a new marketing campaign and a fresh array of offerings that are being rolled out this month. The campaign, which includes print ads and a billboard […]

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 […]