As a condition of the initial sale, ticket businesses, sports teams, artists and venues are increasingly using terms and conditions, technology and ticket delivery techniques to place restrictions on the tickets that fans have rightfully purchased. In some instances, these restrictions may prevent fans from transferring, giving away or reselling their tickets altogether. In other instances, these restrictions dictate that any transfer or resale must occur on a secondary ticket platform that is owned, operated or officially partnered with the primary ticket seller.
This type of behavior is anticompetitive and discriminatory. It unfairly limits choice and competition in the market. StubHub believes that fans should always have the option to purchase a transferable ticket at the initial point of sale to ensure they can use, resell or give away their tickets freely.