FAN-TO-FAN RESALE SITE TWICKETS LAUNCHES IN US
Face value ticket resale site Twickets has officially launched in the United States. Twickets has been a top choice for genuine fans in Europe to sell tickets to other fans at no more than face value and has received support from Adele, Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons. The platform launched this week in the U.S. in partnership with artists such as Niall Horan, the Pixies, PVRIS, and Wilco, with more names to be announced soon. Fans can go to twickets.live to see available shows and sign up to find spare tickets.
TOPTIX & SEATGEEK EXEC. STARTS CONSULTING FIRM
TopTix and SeatGeek executive Fred Maglione will be leaving the two ticketing businesses to start his own consultant firm. The ticketing industry veteran has more than 40 years of experience and through his new venture is planning to offer “his expertise in supporting business owners to scale up through developing strategies for fundraising, domestic and international sales, product positioning, management of acquisitions or a successful exit,” according to The Ticketing Business. Maglione is leaving SeatGeek six months after it acquired TopTix where Maglione was Executive Chairman Americas.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS HONOR VEGAS VICTIMS AT DEBUT
The first professional sports team in Las Vegas history, the NHL’s Golden Knights, took the ice for their first home game on Tuesday (Oct. 10) night. The Knights held off on grand displays of excitement for the historical moment to pay tribute to the victims of the Oct. 1 Route 91 Harvest festival shooting. Prior to the game, police officers, firefighters, doctors and nurses who were called into action after the shooting were introduced alongside Golden Knights players. Knights owner Bill Fowley told ESPN, “We want to show that we’re part of the Vegas community.” Celebrations for the team’s arrival will be held at the next home game on Friday (Oct. 13).
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