Ticket owners and resellers have the right to purchase, sell, and transfer their tickets, and Protect Ticket Rights is here to advocate for these rights. We are an initiative of the National Association of Ticket Brokers, working for an open and competitive market, free of unfair restrictions, calling for transparency throughout the ticketing ecosystem, and to be a resource to guide ticket holders and fans through issues they encounter.
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Most tickets never go on sale! On average, only about 46% of tickets go on sale. For many top shows, less than 25% of tickets are released to the general public.
21% - The average surcharge of extra fees charged by vendors and venues in New York
Approximately 40% of ticket resales occur at prices at or below the ticket’s face value.
Limiting resale to a single exchange is a bad policy because it prevents ticketholders from deciding how and where to resell if necessary.
Approximately 40% of tickets offered by Ticketmaster go unsold.
Restricted paperless ticketing is unfair for fans.
Ticketing Rules Punish Some Fans, Critics Say
"[C]onsumers deserve the opportunity to purchase tickets in a fair and transparent marketplace." - Rep Frank Pallone
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The Illinois Ticket Sale and Resale Act is the fix that Illinois fans deserve. The bill will modernize the Illinois ticketing market to protect consumers from online scams and sketchy tech practices.
Whenever a performer or team hosts an event, they want a full house. So, why, according to reports, are some events experiencing higher than normal no shows, upwards of a third of sold tickets not scanning for entry?