Lamb of God have announced a new album – Omens – and plans to tour in support of it this year, supported by several acts along the way. The first single of the album is on the way this week, with the album scheduled to be released in October. Tour dates in support of the new work begin in September, with Killswitch Engage along for the entire run of shows, while Baroness, Suicide Silence, Motionless in White, Fit For An Autopsy, and Spiritbox are along for portions. “Two decades ago, Lamb of God, along with Killswitch Engage, were a part of a new wave of American heavy metal music,” says Mark Morton. “Our scene grew from a small, loosely connected network of underground shows in basements and warehouses, into a global phenomenon that helped define an entire generation of modern heavy metal. We are thrilled to announce The Omens Tour, which celebrates not only the perseverance and impact of that original movement, but also the creativity and originality of the bands that it influenced. Heavy metal is alive and well. The Omens Tour proudly showcases the depth and diversity of our scene. This is not a tour to miss.” Tickets for Lamb of God tour dates are on sale this week, beginning with presales on Tuesday and on sale to the general public beginning on Friday, June 10. The Omen tour dates kick off on September 9 with a stop at Coney Island in Brooklyn, with shows in Atlanta (Coca Cola Roxy), Boston (MGM Music Hall at Fenway), Denver (Fillmore Auditorium), Fresno (Selland Arena), Phoenix (Arizona Federal Theater), Albuquerque (Isleta Amphitheatre), and Houston (713 Music Hall) along the way before it wraps on October 20 with a show at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving, TX. Omens is available for pre-order at Pre-order link: https://lamb-of-god.lnk.to/Omens. Links for tickets to their tour dates and full schedule as announced are available below: Lamb of God Ticket Links Lamb of God tickets at AXS Lamb of God tickets at SeatGeek Lamb of God tickets at StubHub Lamb of God tickets at Ticket Club | Free Membership Lamb of God tickets at Ticketmaster Lamb of God tickets at TicketNetwork Lamb of God tickets at Ticket Smarter Lamb of God tickets at Vivid Seats Lamb of God Tour Dates w/ Killswitch Engage, Baroness, Suicide Silence Sep 09 – Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island Sep 10 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion Sep 11 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Music Festival Sep 13 – Youngstown, OH – Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater Sep 14 – Baltimore, MD – Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena Sep 16 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy Sep 17 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place Sep 18 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Sep 21 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway Sep 23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival *No KSE, No Suicide Silence Sep 24 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island Sep 25 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amp at Freedom Hill Sep 26 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park Sep 30 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium w/ Killswitch Engage, Motionless In White, Fit For An Autopsy Oct 01 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great SaltAir Oct 02 – Grand Junction, CO – Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park* Oct 04 – Fresno, CA – Selland Arena Oct 07 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival *No Fit For An Autopsy w/ Killswitch Engage, Spiritbox, Fit For An Autopsy Oct 09 – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre* Oct 10 – Kent (Seattle), WA – Accesso ShoWare Center Oct 11 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds w/ Killswitch Engage, Animals As Leaders, Fit For An Autopsy Oct 13 – Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater Oct 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater Oct 15 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater Oct 16 – El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center Oct 18 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum Oct 19 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall Oct 20 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory The post Lamb Of God Announce The Omens Tour in Support of New Album appeared first on TicketNews .
New York’s legislature Thursday voted to approve changes to the arts and culture laws surrounding live event ticketing, adding a requirement that ticket sellers use “all-in” pricing up front with consumers that include all fees to be charged. Other changes on tap with the laws include a requirement that ticket resellers publish a “face value” with ticket listings, and higher penalties for those found to be using automated “bot” programs to purchase tickets. The law will be valid through 2025 if it is signed by the Governor. Senator James Skoufis authored the bill that made its way through the Senate, while Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell championed the updated legal framework in the state’s other chamber. Both celebrated its passage on Friday, citing it as full of improvements for consumers in the state, particularly important with live entertainment on the rebound following the lengthy COVID-related halt. “New York is the epicenter of the entertainment world, and making sure artists, performers, and venues can reach fans and sell tickets is essential to their work,” says Assemblyman O’Donnell in a release issued Friday following the bill’s passage. “I am very proud of this legislation, which creates a fair playing field for all those in the industry, and makes sure event goers have transparent and easy access to tickets and protections against bad actors. For shows big and small, and from theater to music to sports and more, this legislation keeps live events in New York booming, and ready to step back into the spotlight.” Sen. Skoufis had championed a number of additional consumer-friendly updates to New York law when his bill was initially drafted in 2021, but most did not make it through the lobbying process, which see companies like Live Nation Entertainment spend enormous sums to make sure its marketplace dominance aren’t challenged. According to a press release from Sen. Skoufis, most legislators had sought a straight extension of the existing laws, as happened in 2021 . So while the bill did not achieve a number of the initial objectives he proposed after hearings probing the industry held last year, the net result was a strong positive for New York consumers. “This has been a long, uphill battle, but we got the job done on behalf of consumers,” said Senator Skoufis. “Concert goers, theater lovers, and sports fans deserve to know exactly how much these sellers are charging when they decide to part with their hard-earned dollars. I’ve heard countless stories from constituents about the exorbitant, deceitful fees charged by mega retailers like Ticketmaster or Stubhub, and had first-hand experiences myself, and these reforms will help New Yorkers enjoy a night out or a big playoff game without much of the ticket buying heartache.” The all-in pricing factor is a big one, as many have pointed to the practice of hiding unavoidable ticket fees until the last stage of a transaction to be a major consumer issue in ticketing. It was a centerpiece of the discussion at the 2019 FTC workshop on ticketing, and many ticket marketplaces have already at least begun to offer consumers a toggle to view prices including all fees by default (with notable exceptions like Vivid Seats, which was recently sued in California for its hiding of fees until the last step of a purchase). Consumer advocates lauded the changes made in the release from Sen. Skoufis’ office. “Live event fans in New York won today thanks to the leadership of pro-consumer legislators like Senator Skoufis,” said John Breyault, Vice President of Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud at the National Consumers League. “This bill’s first-in-the-nation all-in pricing requirements will finally stop giant ticketing companies from hiding the true cost of a ticket and surprising fans with huge fees at the end of a transaction.” “Hidden fees can increase the price of an event ticket by as much as 30 to 40 percent,” said Chuck Bell, Advocacy Programs Director for Consumer Reports. “These common sense consumer protections for ticket buyers are long overdue and will help ensure pricing is fair and transparent. We urge Governor Hochul to sign this measure into law so ticket sellers can no longer hide extra fees until the very end of the ticket buying process.” The face value provision may prove more mixed in reception, as the entire concept of face value seems to have been jettisoned in favor of a dynamic ticket pricing system put in place by primary marketplaces like Ticketmaster, which gauge demand, then surge prices based on what their algorithms and consumer data tell them is the maximum a consumer might pay at that given moment. The bill is available for review here . It will go into effect later this year if signed by Governor Hochul. The post New York Passes Ticketing Law Adding “All-In” Pricing Requirement appeared first on TicketNews .
Accusations and blame are flying around Europe following a fiasco at the UEFA Champions League Final last weekend in Paris, which saw the start of the game delayed when thousands of fans were trapped in poorly managed queues by ticketing issues. The game itself was delayed at the start to avoid the embarrassment of kicking off the Liverpool-Real Madrid contest with a global television audience with a half-full stadium. French authorities have largely placed the blame on Liverpool fans, claiming that tens of thousands showed up in Paris without tickets, even saying that 30-40,000 fake tickets were intercepted, which caused the logjam. In reality, there were 2,589 fake tickets – a high number, but a fraction of what French authorities initially claimed in the immediate aftermath of the embarrassing failures at the event. From the New York Times : Supporters faced multiple issues, including dangerous crushes, after being corralled into narrow spaces, and the final was delayed more than 30 minutes as the French riot police used tear gas and pepper spray on fans after appearing to lose control of the situation. At the same time, hundreds of local youths tried to force their way into the stadium, either through the turnstiles or by climbing over security fences. Officials estimated as many as 4,000 ticketless people may have succeeded. Liverpool officials have pushed back hard against the implication that their fans showed up without tickets or in an unruly fashion, causing the issues. Tom Werner, the Liverpool chairman of Boston’s Fenway Sports Group, wrote a scathing letter to the French officials involved in the fiasco . “I am writing to you today out of utter disbelief that a Minister of the French Government, a position of enormous responsibility and influence, could make a series of unproven pronouncements on a matter of such significance before a proper, formal, independent investigation process has even taken place,” he wrote. “UEFA Champions League Final should be one of the finest spectacles in world sport, and instead it devolved into one of the worst security collapses in recent memory,” he concluded. “On behalf of all the fans who experienced this nightmare I demand an apology from you, and assurance that the French Authorities and UEFA allow an independent and transparent investigation to proceed.” I have written at length about Gérald Darmanin and Amélie Oudéa-Castéra. This is who they are, their pasts, links to Macron, why they are lying about Liverpool fans, and why they are running scared of the fallout now. Again, please and read and share it! https://t.co/CMmxdc0Qjv — Daniel Austin (@_Dan_Austin) June 1, 2022 One central argument being made by French authorities is that Liverpool fans were primarily using hard tickets, at the team’s request, forwarding the standard argument that mobile-only tickets are more secure. But that conversation is missing a larger issue – the overly restrictive policies of UEFA with regards to ticket resale in the first place. Whether 40,000 fans or 2,800 arrived at the stadium with fake tickets, as the early estimates claim, that means that those individuals overwhelmingly had turned to unauthorized resale options due to the event organizers banning resale entirely. “Efforts by those seeking to stifle the existence of the secondary market will only lead to a black market, where resale goes back to the era of shady dealings and back-room operation where consumers venture at their own risk,” wrote Katie Gainer on TicketNews back in 2017 , reporting on the findings from three economic professors who studied secondary ticket markets. “Rather than bringing fairness and ease to the ticket buying process in the name of battling “scalping,” such a move would be disastrous for the consumer.” Instead of fans purchasing ticket from above-board, regulated ticket resale marketplaces where consumers are protected from fraud – or at minimum made whole if someone sells an invalid ticket to an event – they just grab from whatever source they can locate when a high-demand event such as the UEFA Champions League Final sees its organizers attempt to close out resale entirely. Even before the event, signs were pointing at an upcoming disaster. Numerous fans were threatened for trying to resell real tickets they had received through the team lottery , including the potential for lifetime bans. Other fans were fleeced by people charging thousands for fake tickets . Arrests were made in some cases prior to the game, but the black market was obviously in place when the legitimate one was boxed out. One thing is certain – soccer (football) fans were harmed by policies in place. Some were likely taken advantage of by unscrupulous actors when they turned to the black market for tickets because event organizers tried to ban ticket resale for an event where demand was far in excess of capacity. UEFA has already said it will conduct a full investigation of the matter, with Liverpool officials demanding a formal apology at its conclusion. The post UEFA Finals See Ticket Chaos After Fans Forced to Black Market appeared first on TicketNews .
The ticketing world is just over one month away from its annual sojourn to Las Vegas, with the World Ticket Conference in the final stage of preparations before its return to The Venetian on July 13-15. WTC, which is combined for 2022 with Ticket Summit , is expected to draw record-setting crowds of ticketing professionals from all stripes, representing teams and other rights-holders, ticketing company executives and professionals, and independent ticket brokers from across the country. WTC22 is going to serve as “Your Passport to Resale,” according to event chair Dr. Corey Gibbs. “ The in-depth panel sessions, expansive networking opportunities, historically large exhibition hall, and Holly Rowe’s keynote have all come together to offer a can’t miss conference that anyone in the resale or live events business should attend.” Passes for WTC22 are available for $699, with NATB members able to purchase passes at a discounted price of $399. Hotel rooms are available at The Palazzo/Venetian hotels, which are both attached to the event space. As was the case for 2021, WTC22’s schedule kicks off with the NATB’s Annual Meeting, which will once again be open to both NATB members and Non-Members. The NATB Board, led by Executive Director Gary Adler, will discuss ongoing efforts to preserve, protect and promote the secondary ticketing industry. ESPN sideline reporter and college sports broadcasting mainstay Holly Rowe will deliver a Keynote Address following the meeting in what has been billed as a compelling look at live events and life on the sidelines of college’s hallmark events. Other big draws for this year’s World Ticket Conference are the presentations by Broker Genius, 1Ticket/DTI/Ticket Evolution, and Ticketmaster Resale. These key players will discuss the past year and look at what the coming year looks like for their brands and the industry as a whole. Following each of these presentations, which bookend each day’s schedule, the presenters will sponsor one of WTC’s legendary cocktail parties. Enlightening education and panel sessions are the hallmarks of the World Ticket Conference, and 2022 will feature sessions on technology and tools, exchange updates, ticketing policy, primary market perspectives, and a look inside some of the industry’s most successful businesses. Learn more and reserve passes by visiting WorldTicketConference.com . WTC22 Schedule The post World Ticket Conference Ready for Big Crowd as 2022 Event Approaches appeared first on TicketNews .
AMB Sports and Entertainment, which controls the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, MLS’s Atlanta United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, has extended its existing deal that makes Ticketmaster the ticketing partner for the teams and all events at the Atlanta facility. “AMB Sports and Entertainment are known for pushing the envelope and pioneering some of the most successful innovations in the sports industry and are critically attuned to the wants and needs of fans,” said Clay Luter, Ticketmaster Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Sports. “We look forward to our continued partnership and supporting them in their relentless pursuit to evolve the fan experience.” The deal leverages Ticketmaster’s mobile-only ticketing systems to provide enormous quantities of consumer data to the organizations and anyone they wish to share that data with, which has become the cornerstone of the Live Nation Entertainment-owned ticketing platform’s deal-making. “We are incredibly proud to extend our partnership with Ticketmaster,” said Tim Zulawski, AMBSE chief revenue officer. “They have not only been a supporter in our quest to drive fan innovation through ticketing and backend technology that empowers our internal teams, but in our communities as well. We are proud to continue this long-standing partnership with a company that continues to align with our organization’s core values.” That the two companies extended their deal is unsurprising, in light of the mutual support they showed against the implementation of a more consumer-friendly ticketing ecosystem in Georgia that was under consideration in the state legislature earlier this year. Officials representing AMBSE and its teams, as well as from Live Nation testified extensively in committee hearings, lobbying to keep their rights to use mobile-only ticketing systems to limit consumer choice and box out competition from other reasale platforms, a move that one legislator called “a Class A money grab.” As part of the extended contract, Ticketmaster has also agreed to sponsor a new initiative – the Georgia High School Football Ticket Program. In that program, Ticketmaster will offer every player on both tackle and flag football teams in the state a complimentary ticket to a Falcons game and the ability to purchase additional tickets for friends and family at a 50% discount. That program will likely help the Falcons improve on their vacant seat rate, which saw nearly 10 percent of the seats at Mercedes-Benz Stadium empty for their home games in 2021 . The post Ticketmaster, AMB Sports Extend Atlanta Teams Deal appeared first on TicketNews .
The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has made two consecutive announcements recently regarding their new ticketing and promotional partners. The first one is an agreement in which TicketSmarter is going to serve as primary ticketing service for PFL. According to the news release by PFL, TicketSmarter will gain exclusive marketing and sponsorship rights for PFL and provide PFL fans a safe, trusted ticketing marketplace. Founded in 2018, the young league stands for the first major mixed martial arts organization where athletes can compete not only on a year-round basis but also in a regular season, post-season, and championship. It is the restructured model of The World Series of Fighting (WSOF) that was formed in 2012, and mostly appeals to young audience like itself, streaming worldwide to 160 countries via Eurosport, Sky Sports, RMC Sport, and more, as well as being primetime in the nation on ESPN and ESPN+. The league is defined as an ‘innovative product’ to the more than 600 million MMA fans globally. The regular season resumes on June 17, June 24 and July 1, all at Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta. Events will broadcast on ESPN and stream on ESPN+. Tickets are available here . “We are proud to to offer fans an innovative, easy-to-use, secure platform to purchase and sell their tickets,” said TicketSmarter CEO Jeff Goodman about the partnership. PFL CEO Peter Murray said, “The PFL prides itself on fan experience and this partnership offers millions of MMA fans a safe and secure ticketing resource.” A week later came the PFL’s declaration of their partnership with Live Nation to expand international presence . It was announced that two major back-to-back 2022 Playoffs would be hosted in Cardiff and London in summer in partnership with Live Nation. After kicking off at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York on August 5, the league heads over the Atlantic to Cardiff on August 13 at Motorpoint Arena, with the final playoff event taking place at London’s Copperbox Arena on August 20. “We’re thrilled to announce our international partnership with Live Nation as the world’s top music and entertainment promoter makes its move into the world’s fastest growing sport,” said Peter Murray, adding that MMA fans in the United Kingdom would experience PFL’s star fighters battle it out for a shot at the PFL World Championship and the $6 million dollar prize money. Live Nation U.K’s Vice President Sport & Family Entertainment Sean Ryman told they were delighted to partner with the Professional Fighters League to deliver their first U.K. events this summer. “The PFL is a global brand in combat sports with an elite roster of athletes, the U.K. is excited and ready for this and it’s long overdue,” he concluded. Tickets to UK fights go on sale July 6. You can pre-register for the tickets on ticketmaster.co.uk/pro-fighters-league The post Professional Fighters League Partners With TicketSmarter, LN appeared first on TicketNews .
Viagogo, secondary ticket platform and the parent company of StubHub, is ordered to pay A$7 million (around 5 million US dollars) fine for misguiding Australian consumers during concert and sports tickets resale operations conducted in 2017. Ruled by the Federal Court of Australia, the decision of penalty came after an appeal against the previous judgement was dismissed. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) launched legal proceedings in 2017, and in 2019, a federal court judge said that Viagogo, which resold tickets to events including tennis’ Australian Open, Ashes cricket matches and Queen concerts, f alsely declared to customers it was an official ticket seller . The court also found the marketplace pulled customers in with a headline price for tickets, but did not adequately disclose significant additional fees they charged, leaving the consumer unaware of the full price until the end of the purchase process. “Viagogo misled music lovers, sporting fans and other consumers who were hoping to get tickets to a special event, says ACCC commissioner Liza Carver said, “Consumers were drawn in by a headline price and were often unaware of the significant fees charged by Viagogo until very late in the booking process when they were already invested in attending the event.” “Businesses must clearly disclose if they charge additional, unavoidable fees on top of the advertised price,” Carver added. According to Australian Associated Press, a spokesperson from Viagogo said the firm was disappointed by the decision but confirmed that its website had changed during the long-running case. “[The ruling] does not reflect our current ticketing platform and the many changes we have made to provide greater transparency for our customers, including providing clearer pricing, ticketing availability and event policy information at all stages of the customer journey.” The post Viagogo Loses Appeal of $7M Fine in Australia appeared first on TicketNews .
StubHub could not manage to compel arbitration of refund denial claims by plaintiffs who bought tickets via its mobile application, since it has failed to show an arbitration provision notice for the customers, as U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam ruled. The consumers demanded refunds for the canceled or rescheduled events due to COVID-19 pandemic previously, accusing the company of modifying its “full refund” policy prior to 2020’s March. The consumer lawsuit claims that StubHub displayed deceptive attitude by giving purchasers a 120% credit instead of offering a money back guarantee when an event was canceled. In November 2021, the consumers who bought their tickets to the canceled or rescheduled events through web browser were compelled to arbitration because they were on notice of the company’s arbitration provision, the court ruled. However, it was not the case for the users that experienced the same process through StubHub’s mobile application . Finding it was unclear whether purchasers via the mobile app had registered as users through the app or website before, and what specific notice each received, Judge Gilliam declined to compel arbitration. Renewing its motion for arbitration for mobile app customers by defending that the consumers assented to the arbitration agreement when they visited the company’s website at various points before and after the purchasing process, StubHub sought dismissal in May 2022, but company’s arguments were declined by the court as unsupported. StubHub was found to fail to provide any authority for its argument that customers who sign into their online account after buying tickets should know that signing in subjects their earlier purchase to the user agreement. The judge also objected to the impact of signing in on future purchases. “StubHub,” the judge wrote, “fails to explain” why signing in months before a purchase would furnish customers with “notice that they were bound by the User Agreement for all future purchases.” He emphasized that at “the time they signed into their accounts on the website, they were not purchasing tickets.” Whether the case should be certified as a class action on behalf of Americans who purchased tickets on StubHub to events that were canceled due to the pandemic or not is going to be clear at the hearing in December 2022 unless the parties reach an out-of-court agreement. The post StubHub’s Motion for Arbitration of COVID Refund Lawsuit Declined appeared first on TicketNews .
The 2022 NBA Finals kick off on Thursday night in San Francisco, and fans are paying the highest prices – ever – for tickets to see the games. The matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors pits one of the league’s iconic franchises against its most dominant team of the last decade, and demand for the bi-coastal showdown is as high as any NBA Finals in recent memory. According to Ticket Club, the overall average ticket price for those that have been purchased for the series as of Thursday morning is $1,743, which would be a record by several hundred dollars if it holds up. Looking at data going back to 2012, the ticket resale marketplace shows the next-highest average ticket price paid for any NBA Finals to have taken place back in 2019, when the Toronto Raptors defeated Golden State for their first championship. Last year’s finals between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks saw an average sold ticket price of $1,290, with only one other finals – Warriors-Cavs in 2016 – averaging more than $1,000 per ticket for Ticket Club members. Currently available tickets start with a “get-in” of $679 for tonight’s opener, rising steadily throughout the series with a $1,373 minimum price for someone looking to secure tickets to a potential seventh game as of right now. Median prices range between $1,617 for game three in Boston and $3,338 for game 7, with the average listed prices above $2,000 for each of the first four contests and rising above $3,000 for games 5-7 should they be played. If anything, the Ticket Club figures are on the low side for what consumers are paying for this series, as their prices reflect what members will pay on their system, which doesn’t charge any service fees. More traditional marketplaces have additional premiums on their pricing for all seven games. The “get-in” prices for the seven game series across several of the largest ticket resale marketplaces bear this out, when viewed including fees. Boston and Golden State last faced off for the NBA title all the way back in 1964, in the middle of the Celtics’ glory years, which saw the franchise capture 11 championships in a 13 year stretch between 1957-1969. The Red Auerbach coached team downed the then-San Francisco Warriors four games to one. San Francisco was back to the finals again in 1967, but fell once more to the Philadelphia 76ers in the first finals since 1956 that Boston didn’t participate in. It would be 1975 before Golden State captured its first NBA title (though the franchise had won two Basketball Association of America crowns in 1947 and 48 as the Philadelphia Warriors before relocating to California. Boston last won a title in 2008, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in the finals for the tenth time in that rivalry’s long history. LA got them back with a series win over the Celtics in 2010, Boston’s last trip to the finals. Since that point, Golden State has been a dominant force in the NBA, winning championships in 2015, 2017, and 2018 while playing in the finals for five straight years out of the Western Conference. They are back to the finals for the first time since 2019, looking for championship No. 7. Boston is going for title No. 18, which would give it the all-time NBA title lead over the Lakers, who pulled even with their 17th crown with their victory in the COVID-impacted 2020 season. For those who are finding the NBA finals ticket prices to be a little too rich for their taste, all games are scheduled for broadcast on ABC. The full game schedule and links to ticket purchasing options are included below. NBA Finals Schedule Links go to Ticket Club – Sign Up for a free membership courtesy of TicketNews here NBA Finals Game 1 – Thursday, June 2 | Boston at Golden State NBA Finals Game 2 – Sunday, June 5 | Boston at Golden State NBA Finals Game 3 – Wednesday, June 8 | Golden State at Boston NBA Finals Game 4 – Friday, June 10 | Golden State at Boston NBA Finals Game 5 – Monday, June 13 | Boston at Golden State * NBA Finals Game 6 – Thursday, June 16 | Golden State at Boston * NBA Finals Game 7 – Sunday, June 19 Boston at Golden State * *if necessary NBA Finals Ticket Links NBA Finals tickets at SeatGeek NBA Finals tickets at StubHub NBA Finals tickets at Ticket Club NBA Finals tickets at Ticketmaster – Golden State | Boston NBA Finals tickets at TicketNetwork NBA Finals tickets at TicketSmarter NBA Finals tickets at Vivid Seats Main image: Fans outside of Boston’s TD Garden during the 2008 NBA Finals (Eric Kilby, via Wikimedia Commons ) The post NBA Finals Ticket Prices Soaring as Boston vs. Golden State Tips Off appeared first on TicketNews .
Fans hoping to catch the second edition of the MLB at Field of Dreams contest will have their chance coming up – as long as they’re Iowa residents. The league announced that registration is now open for a chance to purchase tickets to the contest, which will feature the Chicago Cubs taking on the Cincinnati Reds on August 11. But just like its first edition played in 2021, purchase of tickets through the league itself is restricted to Iowa residents, meaning anyone living outside that state will have to rely on purchasing tickets through resale marketplaces. The lottery opened Thursday, and will remain open through Thursday, June 9. Those who have Iowa zip codes can enter to have a chance to purchase up to two tickets and one parking pass for the game. The stadium, built in Dyersville, Iowa to mimic the feel of the location depicted in the film Field of Dreams, has a capacity of about 8,000 total. Last year’s game between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees was reportedly the most watched regular season MLB game on any network since 1998. “Put plainly, baseball’s grand showing at the Field of Dreams movie site was our state’s greatest sports event ever,” wrote the Des Moines Register after the contest. Yankees manager Aaron Boon added “That’s probably the greatest setting for a baseball game that I’ve ever been a part of. It was awesome.” Field of Dreams came out in 1989 and told the story of ray Kinsella, an Iowa farmer who is inspired by voices in his corn field to build a baseball diamond, risking his livelihood for reasons he doesn’t initially understand. Once built, the field attracts a cadre of former baseball stars led by “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and a number of his former teammates from the disgraced Chicago White Sox club that were banned from the sport following a gambling scandal where they reportedly deliberately lost the world series on behalf of a gambling syndicate. It starred Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan, and Kevin Costner. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1990. Initially the Field of Dreams game was going to launch in 2020, but those plans were scuttled by the pandemic. In its 2021 debut, the contest featured both clubs emerging from the corn beyond the outfield in throwback uniforms, mimicking the entrance of players in the film. As of Thursday, the Cubs (21-29) and Reds (17-32) stand in 4th and 5th place in the National League Central division. MLB Ticket Links MLB Field of Dreams Game Lottery Registration (Iowa Residents Only) MLB tickets at Ticketmaster MLB tickets at MLB.com MLB tickets at SeatGeek MLB tickets at StubHub MLB tickets at TicketClub | Free Membership Offer MLB tickets at TicketNetwork MLB tickets at TicketSmarter MLB tickets at Vivid Seats The post MLB Opens Lottery for Second Field of Dreams Game on August 11 appeared first on TicketNews .