Revenue / 09.19.19
Planning to Profit Off NHL Seattle Season Tickets? Team's Actions Suggest Limits Are Coming
Seattle Times (09/11/19) Baker, Geoff
National Hockey League (NHL) Seattle's recent removal of suspected broker names from its list of 32,000 season-ticket deposits suggests it is cracking down on ticket resales for profit. This action is embroiling many fans, especially out-of-towners, who are increasingly having season tickets rescinded for reselling on platforms like StubHub and SeatGeek. NHL Seattle intends to raise depositors' awareness of future resale limits in the weeks ahead. "We understand that our season-ticket members may, on occasions, want or need to share or resell their tickets, and we are focused on making that experience safe and secure," stated NHL Seattle spokesperson Katie Townsend. The team later clarified that only brokers in the Puget Sound region are permitted to retain two season tickets apiece for personal use. Revocations are routinely supported by court opinions that sports tickets are a "revocable license" with no ownership rights shifted to fans. NHL Seattle for now is simply taking people off a list and vetting out-of-town deposits, to ensure more tickets are available for local fans.
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