The Secondary Ticket Market in Boston
Good story by Shira Springer in today’s Boston Globe on two proposed pieces of legislation that would lift the cap, one partially, on the secondary ticket market in Massachusetts. A “nearly forgotten Massachusetts law dating to 1924″ is the target. Springer covers several facets of the issue, most intriguingly the different approaches of the Patriots and Red Sox to the secondary market. The Sox (and MLB more generally) support the market and the right of season ticket holders to have “a safe and secure and fraud-free way to resell tickets.” The Patriots revoke the tickets of fans who sell them for a price over face value. That’s quite a contrast. What might account for the different views of the two teams toward the secondary market?