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Tech Drives the Secondary Market for Sports Tickets

The MLB and other sports organizations are becoming concerned about secondary-market ticket sales in sports. Regulators inside and outside the sports industry have been exploring ways to stop illegal practices and rein in the exploitation of fans who will pay just about anything to attend a hot sports event.

While there are state and federal laws and regulations aimed at specific aspects of the ticket resale industry, a comprehensive solution to make the secondary ticket market more transparent has yet to be articulated. This article discusses evolving technology that may provide both solutions and challenges.