Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Springsteen Seats Appear Early on Ticket Sites

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Springsteen Seats Appear Early on Ticket Sites

Article excerpt

Even before tickets for Bruce Springsteen's January appearance at the Prudential Center in Newark go on sale to the public on Friday, several of the online ticket vendors seem to have them available at prices ranging from $232 to $9,375 apiece - and authorities want to know why.

Of the three major vendors, only TicketNetwork was still offering seats for the Jan. 16 concert as of Wednesday night. None were available for purchase on the StubHub and Vivid Seats sites.

The New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, sent letters earlier in the week to all three of the sites, asking about the practice of offering seats when the seller may not actually have the tickets in possession.

And Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr., a Democrat representing Bergen and Passaic counties, asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate what he called "the opaque business practices of the multibillion-dollar concert ticket industry that could include market speculation, market manipulation, and collusion. …

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