"How teams can mitigate risk of ticket broker suits" by Andrew R. Louis and Daniel Paluch (Sports Litigation Alert)
Sports Litigation AlertAndrew R. Louis, Daniel Paluch
Ticket brokers — many a fan’s go-to for season passes or hard-to-get tickets for playoff games — have for decades played an integral role in the ticket supply chain. In some cases they have even enjoyed close, informal, and long-lasting relationships with teams across the country. But more recently they have become a source of litigation risk for teams that revoked the brokers’ access to season passes. As described below, some of this risk can be mitigated by formalizing the relationships with written contracts that include certain protective features.