Teams are squeezing fans

Published 7:43 am Sunday, February 12, 2012


Minnesota sports fans’ rights are at risk.

Implementing restrictive paperless ticketing is a way for sports teams, venues and concert promoters and ticket issuers like Ticketmaster to keep their hands in your pocket — limiting what fans can do with the tickets they buy and squeezing fans for more fees.

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Fans should have the right to do whatever they want with the ticket they can’t use — like give it to a friend at the last minute, donate it to a church or charity auction or resell it on Craigslist. The price may be lower or higher than what they paid — but that’s the free market.

It bothers me that some venues are trying to squeeze even more dollars from their fans. I would think that the Twins and Wild would want fans, particularly season ticketholders, to have a positive experience.


Sara Barnes

Albert Lea