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July 20, 2011 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
The battle of the band tickets is officially on. Backed by Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster, a group of concert promoters and artist managers has declared war on ticket resellers such as those on StubHub, Razorgator and others. The newly formed group — dubbed Fans First Coalition — lashed out Monday at scalpers and others who buy tickets in bulk and then resell them. "It erodes the heart of our business," said Randy Levy, an independent concert promoter and president of Rose Presents in Minneapolis.
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February 1, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
With the U.S. in the final stretch before this summer's World Cup, Coach Juergen Klinsmann has challenged his players to step up and make a statement if they want to make the team. Chris Wondolowski proved Saturday that he got the message, scoring goals in each half to lift the U.S. to a 2-0 win over South Korea before a sold-out crowd of 27,000 at StubHub Center. Whether that will be enough to earn him a seat on the plane to Brazil remains to be seen. But it sure didn't hurt his chances with Klinsmann, who admitted he came away impressed.
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April 21, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Sacramento might not have a major league baseball team, but the commissioner will pay close attention to a battle there this week between the Angels and StubHub. At issue: Who owns a ticket? Long gone are the days when fans had to buy tickets at the box office or from the neighborhood scalper. As teams shift from paper tickets to bar codes - for downloading and printing at home or scanning from a smartphone - technology enables any fan to be a ticket broker. The Angels and StubHub are the latest combatants in a national debate over whether teams and concert venues can control what fans do with a ticket once they buy it. At stake: the $4 billion fans spend each year to buy sport and concert tickets from parties other than the original seller, according to the Sports Business Journal.
SPORTS
November 25, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Major League Soccer released its 2014 regular-season schedule Monday, and it has the Galaxy opening at StubHub Center on March 8 against MLS Cup finalist Real Salt Lake. MLS teams will take a mid-June break during the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil before finishing the regular season in the final week of October. The Galaxy closes out its regular season Oct. 25 at Seattle. The Galaxy won't win the MLS title this year, having been eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals.
SPORTS
August 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Dale Rech, an avid USC football fan who lives in Florida, decided a few years ago that he wanted to attend USC's game at Notre Dame. Rech dived into the secondary ticket market, choosing StubHub. He was willing to pay a premium. "The seat I ended up buying had about a 300% markup," Rech said. "To me it was worth it. And it was a good seat. " Skip Elefante, a Tustin businessman, regularly deals with StubHub and other secondary ticket marketers to both buy and sell tickets. He sells his tickets for what he paid and sometimes sees his ticket go for well over market value.
SPORTS
January 7, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
The recession apparently hasn't struck deep in the heart of Texas. Nor has it reached sweet home Alabama. Tickets for the Bowl Championship Series national title game between Alabama and Texas tonight at the Rose Bowl have sold for an average of $943 on StubHub, a 37.9% increase over the $684 average paid last year for the BCS title game between Florida and Oklahoma. It is the highest-grossing bowl game this season on StubHub and ranks fifth on its all-time list of highest-grossing events.
BUSINESS
October 31, 2011 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
Acne-fighting app — There are smartphone applications for just about everything, but one company went too far by claiming its app could clear up acne, the Federal Trade Commission said. The agency obtained a court order prohibiting AcneApp and AcnePwner from making acne-treatment claims. The apps were sold on Apple's iTunes store and the Android Market and claimed to treat acne with colored lights emitted from smartphones. The app sold for $1.99 on iTunes and 99 cents on the Android marketplace, the FTC said.
SPORTS
April 23, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Legislation that would have outlawed restrictions on the resale of sports and concert tickets was killed by a California Assembly committee Tuesday. The bill, backed by StubHub, would have granted fans ownership of whatever ticket they buy. StubHub and its allies argued that a team was no different than a car dealer - once you buy a commodity, you should be allowed to resell it whenever and however you liked. The Angels aligned with other teams and venues in opposing the bill, arguing that it would help StubHub and other ticket resellers buy blocks of tickets and sell them above face value.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Ticketmaster, the largest seller of sports and concert tickets in the U.S., agreed to buy online reseller TicketsNow for $265 million to compete with StubHub, a unit of EBay Inc. The sale should be completed by the end of the first quarter, said a statement issued by West Hollywood-based Ticketmaster, a unit of Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp. The purchase of the reseller of sports and concert tickets comes a month after Ticketmaster announced an agreement with the National Football League to resell tickets over the Internet.
SPORTS
April 27, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Powering down The San Diego Padres moved in the outfield fences this season, a nod to hitters frustrated when a home run anywhere else would be an out at Petco Park. In the Padres' first 10 home games, three balls that would have been outs last season went for home runs. "All for the other guys," Padres Manager Bud Black said. It's been that kind of start for the Padres, whose record through Friday was worse than any team other than the losing-by-design Houston Astros and Miami Marlins.
SPORTS
November 2, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Seeking its third consecutive Major League Soccer title, the Galaxy opens its playoff season Sunday against a familiar nemesis: Real Salt Lake. After the Galaxy won two of the teams' three regular-season games, the clubs will square off in the first match of the two-leg Western Conference semifinals. The first game is Sunday at 6 p.m. at StubHub Center and the second is Thursday at Sandy, Utah. The winner will be decided by the aggregate number of goals scored over the two games and will advance to a two-game conference final in hopes of qualifying for the MLS Cup championship game Dec. 7. The aggregate-goals format means "if you prevail in the first 90 [minutes]
SPORTS
October 29, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Major League Soccer's playoffs start this week with 10 teams vying for the MLS championship. In the Western Conference, the postseason opens Wednesday with the Seattle Sounders playing host to the Colorado Rapids in a one-game "knockout round. " The winner advances to the semifinals to meet the first-place Portland Timbers on Saturday in the first match of their two-game conference semifinal - one game is played at home, one away. In the other Western Conference semifinal pairing, the Galaxy - seeking its third consecutive MLS championship - will play Real Salt Lake on Sunday at StubHub Center.
SPORTS
September 28, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
CHIVAS USA VS. SAN JOSE When: 8. Where: StubHub Center. On the air: TV: KDOC, UniMas; Radio: 690. Records: Chivas USA 6-16-8, Earthquakes 11-11-8. Record vs. Earthquakes: 0-1-1. Update: This is the third and final regular-season game between Chivas USA and San Jose. The teams tied their first game, 2-2, on April 27 at StubHub Center, and the Earthquakes won the second match, 2-0, on Aug. 3 in San Jose. Chivas USA remains in last place in Major League Soccer's Western Conference, but San Jose still has a chance to finish among the top five teams in the conference and make the playoffs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
The state Senate voted Tuesday to outlaw the use of ticket-buying software to buy large blocks of tickets to concerts and sporting events so they can be scalped at exorbitant prices before the general public can place an order. The measure, which goes to the governor, is aimed at so-called “bots,” robotic-programs “that jump ahead of the line and create instant sellouts before the average customer has a chance,” Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) told his colleagues. “This bill works to protect consumers.” Assemblyman Richard Pan (D-Sacramento)
SPORTS
August 19, 2013 | by Jim Peltz
GALAXY TONIGHT VS. CARTAGINES CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE When: 7. Where: StubHub Center. On the air: TV: Fox Soccer Plus, Univision Deportes (tape delay at 11 a.m. Wednesday); Radio: 1330 (Spanish) Update: With this game against Cartagines of Costa Rica, the Galaxy opens play in the group stage of the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League tournament. CONCACAF is a federation of club teams primarily from North America and Central America.
SPORTS
August 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Dale Rech, an avid USC football fan who lives in Florida, decided a few years ago that he wanted to attend USC's game at Notre Dame. Rech dived into the secondary ticket market, choosing StubHub. He was willing to pay a premium. "The seat I ended up buying had about a 300% markup," Rech said. "To me it was worth it. And it was a good seat. " Skip Elefante, a Tustin businessman, regularly deals with StubHub and other secondary ticket marketers to both buy and sell tickets. He sells his tickets for what he paid and sometimes sees his ticket go for well over market value.
SPORTS
January 25, 2011 | Sam Farmer
Whether you're pulling for the Green & Gold or Black & Gold, you'll need something if you plan to see Super Bowl XLV in person. Lots of gold. With the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers squaring off in the NFL's marquee event ? franchises with huge national followings ? tickets will not only be scarce but might make you wonder whether they're diamond-encrusted. As of Monday afternoon, there were 1,907 Super Bowl tickets available on StubHub.com, with prices ranging from $2,501 for a seat in the upper corner above the end zone at Cowboys Stadium to $22,223 for a lower-level seat on the 50-yard line.
NEWS
April 24, 2013 | By Jon Healey
Digital technology gives consumers near-instant access to vast electronic libraries of music, movies and books, but it's also eroding their rights to personalize, reposition and dispose of their purchases as they see fit. You can't resell a used MP3, donate an e-book to the library or unload a downloaded movie file at a yard sale because media companies insist you have no ownership rights in those digital goods; you paid only for a license to use...
SPORTS
June 21, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
On a run of winning world titles in three divisions during his last four fights, Southland boxer Abner Mares is moving toward his first world featherweight title defense Aug. 24 at Carson's newly named StubHub Center against former champion Jhonny Gonzalez. Mares' promoter, Richard Schaefer, told The Times on Friday that he's finalizing contracts for Mares (26-0-1, 14 knockouts) and the 31-year-old Gonzalez (54-8, 46 KOs). Schaefer said he's already won a purse bid over rival promoters Top Rank and Fernando Beltran of Mexico to place a super-bantamweight title fight on that same Aug. 24 card.
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