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Packers lax on resold tickets

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Heatherthepackgirl, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Heatherthepackgirl

    Heatherthepackgirl Cheesehead

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    By DON WALKER
    dwalker@journalsentinel.com
    Posted: Oct. 19, 2007

    The New England Patriots are taking direct aim at ticketholders who resell their game tickets to an online ticket broker.
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    Although the Green Bay Packers would prefer that their fans resell their tickets through an in-house organization, the team tends to look the other way when fans buy and sell tickets online.

    This week, the Patriots won a court battle against StubHub Inc., a San Francisco-based online broker, and were given access to the names of all Patriots fans who bought or sold or tried to buy or sell game tickets. The team said they might move to revoke the season tickets of fans using StubHub.

    According to news reports, the team has about 13,000 names.

    A team spokesman declined to comment on the lawsuit. A StubHub spokesman told the Associated Press that the team was trying to create a ticket monopoly on the resale market.

    In Massachusetts, there is a law that restricts ticket markups to $2 above face value. In addition, the Patriots bar the reselling of game tickets for a profit.

    Wisconsin and the Packers are different. In Wisconsin, there is no law forbidding the resale of tickets for sporting events. And the Packers do not prohibit the resale of tickets.

    Instead, the Packers have FanTiXchange, a program in which seatholders resell tickets at face value to members of the team's fan club.

    In reality, many Packers game tickets are bought and sold by ticket brokers, here and nationally. In addition, ticket sellers offer tickets for sale in an area near Oneida St. and across the street from Lambeau Field.

    Though the Packers do not go after ticket resellers, the back of each ticket does state: "Lost, stolen or counterfeit tickets, or those offered for resale at an unlawful premium, may not be honored."
     
  2. Packnic

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    reason # 10,485,345 that the Green Bay Packers are better than the New England Patriots.
     
  3. cheesey

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    Geez.......what the heck do they care if someone decides to sell a ticket they bought?
     
  4. fvre4mvp

    fvre4mvp Cheesehead

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    The fans just have to say they "misunderstood" the rules.
     
  5. vechenzo

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    rofl and lose a first round draft pick
     
  6. Cdnfavrefan

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    My question is what kind of lameass fan is selling their ticket. Sounds like a Pats fan. Deer hunting is the only excuse for resale of a ticket
     
  7. cheesey

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    LOLOL!!!! CDN.....a man after my own heart!!!! :lol:

    You know though, if fans wouldn't sell some of their tickets, i never would have EVER got to see a game at Lambeau.
     

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