The Jets Are In Line For An Attendance Debacle Tonight

It's been reported that as of Friday, the Jets had 12,000 tickets remaining unsold for tonight's game against the Texans. It's understandable. MetLife Stadium is a remarkably joyless place to watch your team lose 59-6. But there have been no whispers of a blackout, so we can assume Woody Johnson has bought those empty… » 10/08/12 9:45am 10/08/12 9:45am

A Reminder That Everything About The Olympics Is Always Corrupt

Forget the NCAA—the biggest amateur athletics scam going is the Olympic Games. The best sportsmen, sportswomen, and sportschildren in the world, all conveniently paid in "glory" and "pride" instead of money. And the Games make money, plenty of it. But a host city has never once shown a profit. So in the end, the… » 6/18/12 10:20am 6/18/12 10:20am

Even NCAA Sanctions Are Harsher Than Final Four Scalping Laws

Scalpers won't be able to re-sell Final Four tickets outside Lucas Oil Stadium...unless they pay $20 for a license. Hey, Indianapolis has to do something to lure business back to town. [Indy Star] » 3/17/10 12:15am 3/17/10 12:15am

Free Skating At Fenway? It'll Cost You

Scalpers, by definition, resell tickets at multiples of face value. Boston scalpers, perhaps having failed math, have marked up ostensibly free tickets by some magic factor that turns zero dollars into: lots of money. » 12/22/09 7:00pm 12/22/09 7:00pm

Ticketmaster Reaffirms Commitment To Price-Gouging

"The biggest problem for all attractions is empty seats... and I think that this merger will help us sell more tickets." Because nothing sells tickets like a $14.50 "convenience fee" per seat. [SBJ] » 2/16/09 4:00pm 2/16/09 4:00pm