New Ticket Restrictions Could Be Risky For Teams

By Zachary Zagger (March 25, 2016, 5:26 PM EDT) -- Sports teams' efforts to control the secondary market for game tickets through new policies and resale restrictions have led to several lawsuits across the country, but attorneys say while the legal risks for teams implementing such policies are unclear, the teams face a significant risk of fan backlash.

In recent weeks, the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association have instituted policies requiring fans to present verified electronic tickets on their mobile devices in order to gain entry to the stadium. These policies have drawn ire from fans and season-ticket holders who...

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