Head Of FIFA Corporate Partner Arrested In Ticket-Scalping Sting

It took a few weeks, but we've finally gotten a 2014 World Cup corruption story. Ray Whelan, the chief executive of Match Hospitality, a FIFA corporate partner that sells tickets and hospitality packages for the World Cup, was arrested on Monday as part of a Brazilian investigation into the illegal reselling of game… » 7/08/14 10:16am 7/08/14 10:16am

Infographics: Which NFL Teams Are This Season's Biggest Road Draws?

With the NFL season set to kick off in mere hours, Vivid Seats has released data on which teams are the best and worst road draws–in terms of ticket prices–for the 2013 season. The Broncos come out on top, increasing ticket prices by an average of 53.7 percent when on the road. While Denver has above average ticket… » 9/05/13 4:55pm 9/05/13 4:55pm

TV Reporter Wakes Up Only Guy Camped Out To Buy Titans Ticket

Single-game tickets for Tennessee Titans home games go on sale this morning. Most people intend to buy them online. Not David Cline. He's one of those people who camps out overnight every year to secure his spot. "I'll do this when I'm in my sixties," he says. This year, Cline was the only overnight camper outside LP… » 7/12/13 10:27am 7/12/13 10:27am

Florida Panthers Season Tickets Now Start At $7 A Game

A completely acceptable first reaction to this Panthers ticket plan is rage. Rage that you're in one of those hockey markets where all games are sold out, season-ticket waiting lists stretch for years, and going the scalper route can cost about as much as an HDTV, while down in South Florida, they can catch NHL… » 6/14/13 10:11am 6/14/13 10:11am

The Mets Will Give You A Free Ticket For Following Them On Twitter

If you're following the Mets or SNY on Twitter, you saw a link to receive either a single free ticket, or 2-for-1 seats for this weekend's series against the Marlins. (The promotion is called, creatively and alternatively, "Tweet A Ticket" or, oh god, a "Twicket.") Except, if you know how Twitter works, you don't… » 4/02/13 10:52am 4/02/13 10:52am

Brewers Ticket Plan Gives Fans Better Seats Each Time Milwaukee Wins

The Brewers "won" the Kyle Lohse sweepstakes today, shoring up their rotation. So if Milwaukee fans are feeling optimistic about their team's chances, perhaps they'd like to wager their seats on it. The Brewers have introduced a unique nine-game ticket plan, and each time they win, fans get upgraded—perhaps all the… » 3/25/13 4:50pm 3/25/13 4:50pm

49ers Fan Says She Wired Some Guy $5,900 For Super Bowl Tickets, But…

Last week, Sharon Osgood told the San Jose Mercury News she was disappointed that resale prices for tickets to Super Bowl XLVII were averaging more than three grand a pop. The Hayward, Calif., resident kept looking, and eventually she found someone on Craigslist who was offering four seats for $5,900—double face… » 1/29/13 5:00pm 1/29/13 5:00pm

Jaguars Fans Will Show Up In Droves To Watch Tebow, Who Is A Game-Time…

Crashing disappointment, banal mediocrity and immense, unfounded hype align this week to make for an extremely sad pre-game note for what is sure to be either a deflating exercise in late season NFL triviality this Sunday or a hilarious exercise in late season NFL triviality this Sunday: Because of Tim Tebow—a player… » 12/08/12 4:15pm 12/08/12 4:15pm

For Just $255, This Could Be Your View Of The Knicks-Nets Season Opener…

Picture courtesy of A View From My Seat, which lets users upload photos of the sightlines at various arenas. If the $255 tickets selling on StubHub for section 225 (pictured above) strike you as a bit steep, why not move slightly to the left, over to the cozy confines of section 226, and pay only $231? » 10/27/12 7:35pm 10/27/12 7:35pm

The Nationals And Orioles Are Not Refunding The "Service Charge" On…

There is some cognitive dissonance in purchasing tickets for a round of the playoffs that your team has no guarantees of even advancing to. The presale is a must, of course—the teams need time to sell out, and ticketholders would probably like to know more than a day or two in advance if they're going to a game. But… » 10/18/12 12:25pm 10/18/12 12:25pm

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