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 […]

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 […]