Tell Florida Legislators to Protect Sports and Music Fans
  • Petitioned Senator Wilton Simpson

This petition was delivered to:

Senator Wilton Simpson
Senator Kelli Stargel
Senator Geraldine Thompson
Senator Jeremy Ring
State Sen. Aaron Bean
State Sen. D. Alan Hays
State Sen. Joseph Abruzzo
State Rep. Deborah Mayfield
State Rep. Darryl Rouson
State Rep. Kenneth Roberson
State Rep. Carlos Trujillo
State Rep. Dane Eagle
State Rep. Joseph Gibbons
State Rep. Travis Cummings
State Sen. Garrett Richter
State Rep. Karen Dentel
State Rep. Ben Albritton
State Rep. Mike La Rosa
State Sen. Nancy Detert
State Sen. Dorothy Hukill
State Rep. W. Gregory Steube
State Sen. Gwen Margolis
State Rep. Cynthia Stafford
State Rep. Dwight Dudley

Tell Florida Legislators to Protect Sports and Music Fans

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      Fan Freedom

Whether you’re a Tampa Bay Bucs fan or love seeing your favorite artists perform at the American Airlines Arena, one thing is certain: Florida fans are increasingly frustrated by the ticketing industry that never seems to work in our favor. Now we have an opportunity to do something about it.

Florida legislators are considering legislation that will stop Ticketmaster and its partners from having even more control over the ticket market. Here’s how: 

Guarantees Ticket Ownership – Thanks to “restricted tickets,” the legendary Ticketmaster monopoly is growing faster than ever. Under Ticketmaster’s restricted ticket rules, fans don’t own the tickets we buy – Ticketmaster does. And they determine what we can do with them. These tickets typically can’t be sold or even given away to friends or family. If you are allowed to transfer your tickets, it’s on Ticketmaster’s terms and we may have to pay an extra fee for the “privilege.” 

This legislation is simple. It ensures we own the tickets we buy. Ticketmaster can’t restrict fans from giving away or selling our tickets.

For too long, the ticket industry has worked against the very people it is supposed to serve: the fans. This proposed legislation would protect fans’ rights and preserve a fair ticket industry in Florida. Write to members of the Florida House and Senate to ask them to stand with fans, not with the ticket industry.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jessica Anderson COVINGTON, LA
      • about 1 year ago
    • Vinay Dsouza PLANTATION, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      Ticketmaster has been monopolizing tickets and raising the ticket costs. Concerts where tickets have been 30$ we end up paying 50$ plus unnecessary service charges.

    • Christina Harmeyer CLEARWATER, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      I really like Stubhub and Ebay for tickets because I have not, once again, "HAVE NOT" paid for tickets to an event at face value in the last 3 years. I end up going to events that the ticket brokers buy too many of them and they end up selling those tickets for 50% to 90% off face value. I search every weekend for whats going on in my city's events and then look for the cheaper than face value tickets. I even went to the baseball playoffs last year and paid $5 a ticket that had a face value of $65. I say let the brokers buy those tickets because it goes both ways, sometimes they make money and sometimes they do not. No matter what, I like knowing if an event is sold out that I will be able to find tickets on the internet and still have the option of going. I have also had tickets in the past and couldn't end up going do to an illness. I emailed those tickets right away to a friend and he ended up going in my place instead of the tickets being unused. The venue still ended up making out, because he spent money on parking, drinks, and food at the event. No matter what, everyone makes out one way or another and it is a benefit to everyone. I am going to a hockey game tonight and just paid $4 for a ticket that has a $28 face value. I will end up spending $80 on food, gas, and drinks, and end up making the economy a better place just because some ticket scalper bought too many tickets to the game tonight.

    • claudio reyes MIAMI, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      no one should have full control of whats yours especially big companies if at the end of the day it results with an empty seat some of these events are really important to people some are lucky enough to go simply because some one they know couldn't make it. why would you want to take that away and if refunds are not provide it why not sell it to someone who wants.

    • Laura Reyes MIAMI, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      Its is my right to do as I please with the product I purchase.


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