Every week, the Ticketforce team will bring you a recap in the sports, theatre, music and racing industries. This week we are featuring the #sportswrap!
Already in 2012, the sports ticketing industry has seen some major up’s and down’s. Tickets from the College Bowl Game series saw an all-time low in early 2012.The NBA and NFL increased ticket sales, resulting in all-time ticket price highs. We are going to wrap up the NBA, NFL and MLB’s recent ticket changes, plus more, in this week’s #sportswrap.
“Linsanity” has struck the NBA ticketing industry hard this season. Jeremy Lin has gone from sleeping on his brother’s couch, to being one of the most controversial and most talked about players in the NBA. TiqIQ.com says,
The Knicks already have the highest face-value ticket price in the NBA. The average cost to attend any given Knicks’ game costs a whopping $117.47 per ticket. What can Knicks fans expect while “Linsanity” is going on? Higher ticket prices for the added entertainment value. Continue reading
Earlier this week we hosted our monthly #ticketchat. If you’re unfamiliar to #ticketchat, it is a real-time conversation that we host for the ticketing industry. #Ticketchat is a way for us to talk about industry news, upcoming projects and controversial topics with other clients, customers and industry leaders. #Ticketchat is open to anyone with a twitter account and is held on the third Tuesday of every month at noon PST. The next #ticketchat will be held on March 20th, so save the date. Here is a recap of what people had to say about unsold inventory.
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