ACI’s Statement on StubHub Lawsuit against Ticketmaster, Golden State Warriors

The Following is a statement by Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer Institute, regarding a newly filed antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and the Golden State Warriors:  “The American Consumer Institute applauds the actions against Ticketmaster and the Golden State Warriors to stop ongoing attempts by Ticketmaster and some sports teams to end competitive reselling […]

The Ticket Monopoly

Looking back at the holiday season, giving or receiving tickets to an event would seem to have been a great gift idea. It could have been tickets to a theatre play for your significant other, Christmas concerts with the family, playoff games with dad, and Christmas Foo Fighters tickets for your rebellious teenager. But this year’s […]

ACI in Forbes — NFL Price Fixing

This article, written by Steve Pociask and available in Forbes, discusses “how Ticketmaster and the NFL have fixed the price” of  tickets resold online.  The NFL has partnered with Ticketmaster to set price floors, thereby making consumers pay more to buy previously sold tickets.  The action likely keeps cheaper online tickets out of the hands of consumers and allows […]

ACI in the Daily Caller: Anti-Consumer Ticketing on the Rise

Over the last few years, there has been an increase in a type of ticket to live entertainment and sports events that does not have the consumer’s best interests at heart.  This summer, “A-list” artists, including Arcade Fire, Eric Church, Garth Brooks and The Black Keys, will use this paperless system. From a convenience standpoint, […]

ACI’s Huffington Post Blog: User-Unfriendly Online Ticket Sales

So, you want to attend a concert featuring one of your favorite performers?  Why not buy your tickets online and use the convenient venue seating charts?  Well, comparing prices between online vendors can be difficult and time-consuming.  And, many online vendors like it that way, as we will explain. When it comes to buying event […]