FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The reselling of tickets on the grounds of the of the Memorial Coliseum is no longer allowed as part of a policy aimed at providing consumer protections for people wanting to attend events at the venue.
Ticket reselling, also known as scalping, has long been common outside venues hosting sporting events and music performances with the practice becoming even easier with online sales.
“We have recently seen instances of online ticket resale for up to 1800% over face value for the KISS show. We want to educate the community and our guests of the dangers of the online ticket resale market,” said Randy L. Brown, Executive Vice President & General Manager.
The ban on scalping on the grounds of the Coliseum is another step to protecting those looking to attend events according to management.
“As recently as last weekend, guests were sold invalid tickets in front of the entrance to the Arena and were denied entry because they were not valid tickets,” Brown explained.
People observed selling tickets on the premises will receive two escalating verbal warnings from management before being subject to arrest for trespassing.
Signs are posted at all public entrances to the parking lot, which clearly state “No Soliciting.” Additional signage at the Ticket Office is displayed, letting guests know the resale of tickets is prohibited.