Founded fifteen years ago by fans, for fans, StubHub has filed a lawsuit against Ticketmaster and the Golden State Warriors’ front office. As stated in the Complaint, StubHub seeks to stop unfair and illegal anti-competitive business practices that prevent fans from deciding how they want to resell their tickets while artificially driving up ticket prices. Ticketmaster and the Warriors’ front office violated federal antitrust law and California state law against unfair competition by cancelling fans’ regular-season and playoff-game tickets when those fans chose to use StubHub and other exchanges to resell their tickets. Ticketmaster and the Warriors’ also threatened fans with cancellation to force them to use Ticketmaster’s resale exchange site exclusively.
StubHub strives to compete fairly, ensuring that fans only pay market-driven prices based on actual supply and demand, not artificial prices driven up by a Ticketmaster created monopoly. We believe fans, not front-office executives, have the right to decide what to do with their tickets. Despite repeated requests by StubHub, the Warriors and Ticketmaster executives refuse to play fair, forcing StubHub to seek relief in federal court to stop these anticompetitive business practices.
StubHub will continue to fight for an open and fair ticket market for fans. If you are a season ticket holder of a professional sports team and have been threatened with revocation of your season tickets, we’d like to hear from you. Click here to contact us about this issue.