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Scheduled for tomorrow, but presale has started early.
UP TO 1300 Ashes tickets sold by scalpers have been cancelled by Cricket Australia.
The MCG Boxing Day Test is the least affected.
There were concerns last night some English fans, who have bought tickets on Britain's version of online auction site eBay, face the prospect of making the trip to Australia only to be denied entry at the turnstiles.
"We want people from England to come here and enjoy a great series, but only if they've purchased the tickets through the correct channels," Cricket Australia spokesman Peter Young said.
Cricket Australia won't contact the fans who have bought tickets on eBay or from other scalpers.
"We have said from the outset for fans not to buy tickets on eBay," Mr Young said.
"Please beware if you buy a ticket from a scalper: you take a risk. Hopefully people have purchased tickets through the correct channels."
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After 33 years in New York City's East Village, legendary punk club C.B.G.B. is expected to move to Las Vegas - commodes and all.
Club owner Hilly Kristal, who lost his lease last year, plans to relocate the venue to downtown Sin City after closing in October. He said he plans to take the bars, doors, toilets and urinals along to recreate the club's atmosphere.
"We're going to take it all," he told Pollstar.
Kristal said he has several potential locations and is in discussions with a number of developers and brokers.
"Everybody gets a little greedy when they see dollar signs in front of them and they start wanting more and more and more, so I don't know," Kristal said. "I'm going to tell them it's either this or nothing, 'cause you'd be surprised how they're not just investors, they want the whole brand. Or most of it.
"The brand is very important to them, because it's been making more and more money every year, especially in the clothing thing."
Kristal was planning to fly to Las Vegas August 26 and hoped to be close to a deal by early September.
A team of "experts" will remove the bars, toilets, etc. in late October after a final gig with Patti Smith, Kristal said.
"It's going to cost a lot of money. Maybe the stuff we're not going to take, I'll put on eBay. We'll see if anybody wants some tables and chairs. I'll sign them," he said, laughing. More>>>
Zach Nelson, CEO of software supplier NetSuite Inc., doesn't have a lot of time for entertainment. But when he wants to see a concert, say Snoop Dogg in Las Vegas last year, he wants good seats. Nelson doesn't even try Ticketmaster. He logs right on to StubHub.com, an open marketplace where fans, amateur speculators, and ticket brokers unload tickets at whatever price they can get. Nelson picks his seats, happily pays up, and bam, he's set.
Millions of others are doing the same, which is why a $2 billion online market for hard-to-find tickets has sprung up and is doubling in size each year. Most of the action is on eBay Inc. (EBAY ) and StubHub, where anyone can list a ticket for any event, and anyone can buy them. Other fast-growing outfits such as RazorGator, TicketsNow, and TicketLiquidator cater more to ticket brokers.
Ticketmaster, the titan of traditional ticketing, is none too happy. And it's fighting back hard. It has expanded its fledgling TicketExchange resale site to include concerts and other events, putting it in direct competition with eBay, StubHub, and the rest. In the spring, the unit of Barry Diller's InterActive Corp. (IACI ) launched a lobbying campaign in some states to get legislation making online ticket buying and selling for even $1 over face value illegal unless the team or venue controls it and gets a cut of the proceeds. That would be an advantage for Ticketmaster, which already has many such deals and has struck exclusive agreements with some 44 pro teams to resell season seats on TicketExchange. Ticketmaster has gone so far as to "turn off" tickets that were resold on sites like eBay and StubHub by invalidating the bar code.
The war of words is just as nasty. On the TicketExchange home page is a link reading: "Been Scammed by a Scalper? Click here to tell us what happened; we might be able to help." It asks fans to detail their stories, and under "where did you buy?" offers options including eBay, StubHub, Craigslist, TicketsNow, RazorGator, and a generic "street corner scalper." There's a box to check if you're willing to talk to the press. David Lord, CEO of RazorGator, cries foul: "We sold 10% of last year's Super Bowl tickets and didn't have one fraudulent ticket." Continue>>>