The Secondary Ticket Market


NFL ticket resale deal may be odd play for Pats

The NFL is planning to name an official ticket reseller for all its teams. Six companies are vying for the business, including StubHub Inc., the eBay-owned company that is locked in a court battle with the Patriots over the legality of selling team tickets above face value.
Recent articles:
  • Red Sox tickets sell like hotcakes - as yet unissued

    Red Sox season ticket holders don't even have their tickets for next year yet, but many are already reselling their seats at astronomical prices. Most of the hundreds of tickets appearing on Websites like are coming from season ticket holders eager to recoup the cost of purchasing the tickets, which are the most expensive in the league.
  • This time the tickets cost a smaller fortune

    Red Sox World Series tickets on the resale market are a bit more affordable this year, although the average fan may still not be able to stomach the price.
  • Ticketmaster wins court order vs mass purchases

    Amid an uproar over the huge demand for seats to pop idol Hannah Montana's tour, a U.S. federal judge barred the use of automated software to make mass ticket purchases from the leading box-office service Ticketmaster.
  • special report
  • Part One: What scalping law?

    The ticket scalping business is thriving in Massachusetts, right under the noses of the law enforcement officials. (10/15/06)
  • Part Two: The pressure is on

    Many states are doing away with their antiscalping laws, prodded by powerful teams and corporations. (10/22/06)
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Bruce Mohl's Consumer Beat column appears on Sundays in the Business section.