Warriors and Ticketmaster Accused of Conspiring to Create Illegal Resale Market - Michigan Ticket Fairness

Warriors and Ticketmaster Accused of Conspiring to Create Illegal Resale Market

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This past weekend, StubHub filed a lawsuit against the Golden State Warriors and Ticketmaster alleging conspiracy to create a monopoly in the secondary ticket market.

StubHub alleges that the Warriors were threatening to take action against season-ticket holders who listed resale seats somewhere outside of the Warriors’ official Ticketmaster reseller site – NBAtickets.com. 

Profits from Golden State ticket sales on NBAtickets.com are split between Ticketmaster and the Warriors. Protecting the resale monopoly, therefore, is extremely beneficial to the Warriors.

These anti-consumer tactics can be used to artificially inflate secondary sales by restricting them to one marketplace where fees are higher and price floors can be enforced - yet another example of why passing HB 4015 here in Michigan is crucial to protecting fans’ rights.

Michiganders are currently forced to deal with a monopoly in the ticket market thanks to a law that grants large out-of-state corporations exclusive market rights.

A free and open secondary market will create the best circumstances for fans to buy competitively priced tickets. 

Contact your state Senator and tell them to #EndTheMonopoly. Pass HB 4015 to restore fairness and full competition to our ticket market.

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