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Protect Tennessee Sports and Music Fans
  • Petitioned Representative Kent Calfee

This petition was delivered to:

Representative Kent Calfee
Representative Charles Curtiss
Representative Barry Doss
Representative Pat Marsh
Representative Jason Powell
Representative Curry Todd
Representative Tim Wirgau

Protect Tennessee Sports and Music Fans

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      Fan Freedom

Stand up for sports and music fans in Tennessee. Don’t let state lawmakers take away your rights as a ticket owner.

If you are a Predators season-ticket holder, or love going to Bridgestone Arena to see your favorite band, one thing is certain: Tennessee fans are frustrated by a ticketing industry that never seems to work in our favor. Now, things could get even worse: The Tennessee state legislature has introduced the Fairness in Ticketing Act, a bill that would strip fans of our rights to own the live event tickets we buy. That’s just not right.

It's time for us fans to let our voices be heard. Here’s what we support:

Guaranteed Fan Ownership – With the arrival of restricted tickets, fans no longer own the tickets we buy. Instead, the ticketing industry has full control of our tickets and can decide what fans can do with them. Often, these tickets cannot be sold, given away to friends or even donated to charity. We support legislation that grants full ownership of tickets to the fans that buy them.

Tell Consumers the Truth – Did you know that sometimes less than 10 percent of concert and event tickets are available for sale to the public? Artists, concert promoters and event producers either pre-sell to VIPs or hold onto the tickets themselves. And many of the tickets end up on resale markets at inflated prices. If the Fairness in Ticketing Act were truly fair, it would require ticket sellers to publicize when tickets will go on sale, and exactly how many will be available to the general public.

For too long, the ticket industry has worked against the very people it should serve: the fans. Don’t let state legislators pass a bill that will prevent fans from seeing the concerts and sporting events we want at a price we can afford. Write to Representatives Kent Calfee, Charles Curtiss, Barry Doss, Pat Marsh, Jason Powell, Curry Todd and Tim Wirgau to tell them to stand with fans and not the ticketing industry!

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    • Heather Loveless CORDOVA, TN
      • over 1 year ago

      It sounds to me like this bill is more for the ticket scalpers, rather than for the true fans. I could be wrong. Please help me to see how this helps us fans and not the scalpers? I'll be happy to sign this petition, if it actually stops scalping. Thanks.

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    • Paige Cram FRANKLIN, TN
      • over 1 year ago

      Very frustrated with Ticketmaster and event pre-sales. How is it possible StubHub had 2500+ tickets to the Beyonce concert in Nashville before they even went on sale??

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    • Stephanie Jones ANY TOWN USA, AZ
      • almost 2 years ago

      SELL TICKETS TO FANS NOT SLIMY SCALPERS. IF THEY WANT TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF PERFORMANCES, TELL THEM TO PERFORM

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    • Jerry Nass CLARKSVILLE, TN
      • almost 2 years ago

      When I have to pay for something with my hard earned money, I own it, not the company I gave the money to.

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    • Michael Cremer GERMANTOWN, TN
      • almost 2 years ago

      When I hit the payment icon & my credit card is billed, that ticket is MINE.

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