True Intentions: Fans, Sports Team Clash Over Restrictions on Game Ticket Resale

Recently, there has been mounting tension between sports fans attempting to resell game tickets for their favorite teams and the very teams they support. Within the past few weeks for example, both the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Timberwolves have instituted policies requiring fans to present “verified electronic tickets” if using a ticket from a mobile device. Although “ticket scalping” has seemingly been around since the beginning of time, many of these limitations come in the wake of the rising popularity of resale platforms…
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StubHub Antitrust Suit Dismissed

The Golden State Warriors, the NBA’s reigning champions, won another victory last week, this time in the courtroom. On Thursday, November 5, 2015, a federal judge dismissed StubHub’s antitrust action against the Warriors and Ticketmaster. StubHub filed suit in April, alleging that the Warriors violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by restricting the resale of season tickets to Ticketmaster’s platform. The complaint alleged that the Warriors threatened to revoke ticket privileges, deny first bid at playoff tickets, and refusal to invite ticket holders back next…
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StubHub Claims Warriors & Ticketmaster Conspired to Form a Monopoly

Over the weekend, online ticket resale marketer StubHub, filed an antitrust lawsuit in Federal Court against the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and Ticketmaster, alleging conspiracy to create a monopoly. The Golden State Warriors have been very successful on the court as of late.  This year, the team clinched a playoff spot for the third straight season and secured the first seed in the playoffs in the western conference.  The team has also sold out 118 straight home games in addition to maxing out its season…
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