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Jon Potter

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The New Ticketmaster-NBA Shop for Tickets: Better for Fans or Worse?

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 10:54 AM

Fans have made clear they want value and choice when it comes to sports tickets. So the question is: will the just-announced multi-year deal between Ticketmaster and the NBA to create one-stop shopping for all NBA tickets promote choice, promote value, or squelch both?

The new Ticketmaster/NBA deal creates a...

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No Gold Medal for Olympic Ticket Market

(6) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 1:16 PM

As fans around the world wondered why the best seats to Olympic gymnastics and swimming were empty, frustrated Londoners and competitors' family members were fuming (politely, no doubt) that they couldn't attend half-empty "sold out" events. These Olympics provide a disturbing snapshot of what happens when event organizers stack the...

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Taking Back Our Tickets

(17) Comments | Posted June 20, 2012 | 1:14 PM

On any given Saturday, tens of thousands of fans sit at their computers, counting down the minutes until 10 a.m., when they'll start clicking desperately to score tickets to a hot concert or big game. More often than not, fans are greeted with technical glitches, a never-ending pinwheel, vanishing tickets...

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