Indians playoff tickets purchased on a secondary market other than StubHub could be canceled

Indians playoff tickets purchased on a secondary market other than StubHub could be canceled

Courtesy of Crain’s Cleveland Business: Late Monday afternoon, the Indians announced that single-game tickets to the American League Division Series will go on sale on Sept. 29. That was noteworthy for non-season-ticket-holders who are excited about possibly the best two words in sports — October baseball — returning to Progressive Field. But what really stood […]

SeatGeek Partners With Eventbrite to Enhance Its Concert Selection

SeatGeek Partners With Eventbrite to Enhance Its Concert Selection

Courtesy of Billboard: Users of the ticketing marketplace SeatGeek will start noticing a wider selection of events to choose from beginning today, thanks to a new distribution partnership with Eventbrite, the ticketing and event technology platform. The new integration means fans will be able to search for, and purchase, Eventbrite events from within the SeatGeek […]

Watch out, Ticketmaster: SeatGeek spends $56 million on TopTix

Watch out, Ticketmaster: SeatGeek spends $56 million on TopTix

Courtesy of MASHABLE: SeatGeek is serious about defeating Ticketmaster. The ticketing platform just spent $56 million on the ticketing tech company TopTix. SeatGeek paid for that acquisition by raising $57 million in its own Series D funding round. Before this round, SeatGeek had already raised over $100 million in funding. TopTix is an Israeli company, […]

SeatGeek looks to change sports ticket sales market

SeatGeek looks to change sports ticket sales market

Courtesy of the SEATTLE TIMES: Inside sports business Troy Kirby has been a fixture in sports-ticketing management for years and quickly can spot a game-changer. The Olympia-raised director of ticket sales at UC Davis and creator of the industry’s acclaimed Tao of Sports podcast sounded downright giddy while discussing a deal between Major League Soccer […]

MLS Moves to Open Its Ticket Markets, Unlike the Rest of Sports

MLS Moves to Open Its Ticket Markets, Unlike the Rest of Sports

Courtesy of BLOOMBERG: Major League Soccer is making it easier for fans to buy tickets. Together with SeatGeek, MLS is creating an open ticketing network that will let third-party websites sell tickets to soccer games. For example, AirBnb could sell Seattle Sounders tickets alongside apartment listings in the Pacific Northwest, or New York City Football […]