Date of Publication

Fall 2013

Document Type

Undergraduate Project

Professor's Name

Katharine Burakowski


The development and growth of the secondary ticket market over the last few decades was discussed, in order to see how it has become what it is today. The goal of the research is to see how people living in New York perceive ticket scalping and whether or not they respect the law. The expanding use and popularity of secondary websites such as StubHub are discussed, and how most transactions take place over the internet. Additionally, the current trends in the ticketing industry are mentioned and how organizations have attempted to curb scalping over the last few years. As a result, the basic recommendation is that the secondary market should either be free, or there should be a uniform federal law to place each state under the same restrictions.