Patriots tickets for sale: Better think twice
The New England Patriots plan
a crack-down on tickets reselling, starting with StubHub.
New England Patriots have won the court case to get the name of
every person who ever both or sold Pats tickets (or attempted
any of the two) through the popular website StubHub. So far the
New England Patriots have refused to reveal specifics of what
they will do with the nearly 13,000 names, which the eBay-owned
StubHub has been ordered to give up to the Pats. An attorney for
the Patriots claim that they will use the information to crack
down on illegal ticket reselling - according to the team's
policy, people are not allowed to resell the tickets for profit.
According to the attorney, the list of names was given to the
New England Patriots last week.
According to the latest ruling on the
case, the Patriots are allowed to use the information to cancel
tickets of violators or reporting violators to authorities for
breaking anti-scalping laws, which mandate that the ticket could
be sold with maximum markup of $2 plus service fees. So if you
have bought an overpriced New England Patriots ticket soon it
may turn out that you have wasted your money on nothing. For now
the only safe alternative to re-sell or purchase Patriots
tickets is on the team's own website, which limits the price to
the face value of the ticket.