NHL News : Report: Vegas Golden Knights charged with ripping off customers

Report: Vegas Golden Knights charged with ripping off customers

Surprise, surprise… they don’t call it Sin City for nothing…

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According to a report from sporting and concert ticket giant Ticket News, the Vegas Golden Knights have been accused of ripping off hockey fans by seizing tickets only to sell them back at inflated prices.

Gary Adler, executive director of the National Association of Ticket Brokers, has levied charges against the NHL’s newest franchise following numerous stories of the team revoking tickets from fans, then turning around to sell them for even more money. Say what!? How can they even do that? How do you seize tickets back?

Well, allegedly the team had been seizing tickets from fans whom they determined had been selling those tickets outside of the team’s official resale partners. In other words… the Golden Knights weren’t getting a big enough cut from the resale, so they took the tickets back and distributed them to its official partner StubHub for a higher profit. Slimy, slimy stuff.

Check out these accusations from Adler:

“While the Golden Knights are quick to imply that revoked tickets will be offered to the next local fan who promises not to resell them or fill their seats with a visiting team fan, our sources tell us that is not the truth. Instead many of the tickets the team is reselling at a higher price than what the original season ticket holder paid, and the team is also doing this through hidden channels so you won’t necessarily see those tickets offered by the box office.”
“Keep in mind that the tickets being cancelled are already purchased from the team, meaning the full price plus taxes and fees are paid. And while the Golden Knights are quick to imply that revoked tickets will be offered to the next local fan who promises not to resell them or fill their seats with a visiting team fan, our sources tell us that is not the truth. Instead many of these tickets the team is reselling at a higher price than what the original season ticket holder paid, and the team is also doing this through hidden channels so you won’t necessarily see those tickets offered by the box office. If the team is making an argument for transparency, it should open its records and show the public what, exactly, is happening with these revoked tickets. It would be a real eye opener into how some teams, including the Golden Knights, are actively engaged in the secondary resale market.”

No word yet on what the fallout might be from these allegations and charges, but you can be sure that Vegas fans will NOT be happy to find out that they've been getting ripped off by the very team that they've fallen in love with. What happens in Vegas... well apparently you get ripped off.

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Source: Ticket News
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